Police, Fire Unions Ramping Up Protests Of NJ Governor Christie

LONG BEACH TWP, NJ &#8211 Gov. Chris Christie’s summertime talks with residents in beach communities started this week with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew. The possible 2016 Republican presidential contender is calling his talks “No Pain, No Gain,” and he’s sounding alarms — as he has for much […]

Judge Dismisses Union Suit Against Memphis Challenging 4.6% Pay Cut

MEMPHIS, TN &#8211 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that labor unions filed to challenge the 2011 decision by the city of Memphis to cut employees’ wages 4.6 percent. U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays on Monday wrote that there’s no evidence the mayor promised to fully fund any agreement between the city and […]

On Party Lines, Ft. Wayne Council Overrides Mayor’s Right-To-Work Veto

FORT WAYNE, IN &#8211 For the second time in less than a month, the City Council has decided to override a mayoral veto affecting government unions. Tuesday, the council voted 6-3 along party lines to keep a right-to-work ordinance for police officers and firefighters. Mayor Tom Henry vetoed the ordinance – which allows firefighters and […]