BBC apologizes to university students over North Korea documentary

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- The British Broadcasting Corp. said in London Monday it will apologize for using a university trip to North Korea to shoot a documentary film.

BBC in row over reporter traveling with student group

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- The BBC refuses to apologize after one of its reporters went undercover accompanying a group of British students traveling into North Korea.
Gov. Christie cuts $900M from N.J. budget

Gov. Christie cuts $900M from N.J. budget

TRENTON, N.J., July 1 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed $900 million in spending as he signed the New Jersey state budget.

Brit guilty of 2 deaths, suspect in 5 more

LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- British authorities say an English carpenter convicted Monday of beheading two women is suspected of slaying five more people.

AFL-CIO head softens card-check support

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A top U.S. labor leader says he's open to a compromise in stalled legislation making it easier for unions to organize by mandating a "card-check" system.

Big labor pushes back in healthcare fray

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Big labor jumped into the healthcare fray Thursday, calling on union members to counter "far-right and corporate-backed" opponents of reform.

Il-76 transports give Chavez power across Latin America

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- It isn't easy to build reliable heavy military air transport aircraft, or military air lifters. Currently only the United States and Russia have mastered the job, and the European aircraft industry, led by Germany and France, is trying to join them. But other nations have been forced to take different routes.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Obama win spurs unions to renew mission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Unions are using the election of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as a springboard to reorganize and renew the labor movement, leaders say.

Skinner tabbed to host profanity special

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- British comedian Frank Skinner, known for his routine use of swear words, will host a TV special on profanity, the BBC says.

Unions want FEC to investigate Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO asked U.S. regulators Thursday to determine whether Wal-Mart has broken the law by trying to influence its workers' votes.

Former Rep. John Sweeney sorry about DUI

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former Rep. John Sweeney apologized after being charged with drunk driving in Clifton Park, N.Y., with allegedly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

Labor wants DHS pledge on union data

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Labor leaders have written to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urging him to declare he will not collect information about union membership.

Iraqi Embassy protest over union busting

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. labor leaders, rallying outside Iraq's U.S. embassy, pressed the prime minister to uphold workers rights as Iraqi oil workers are targeted in Basra.

The BBC at odds with Scientology

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- The BBC has denied allegations it orchestrated a demonstration against Scientologists.

Newspaper withdraws endorsement

GLENS FALLS, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., lost the support of a newspaper in his district Friday for refusing to release information about a domestic violence complaint.

Unions to cooperate on worker issues

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network said Wednesday they would cooperate on union issues across the United States.

U.S. immigration rallies draw 1 million

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Well over a million U.S. immigrants and their supporters in some 150 cities rallied peacefully against a congressional clampdown and possible deportations.

Trial begins for 5 Democratic workers

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Trial began Monday for five Kerry-Edwards campaign workers accused of slashing the tires of cars rented by Republican operatives in Milwaukee.

Lawmaker: Facial hair a macho thing

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A New York Congressman says facial hair made him feel vibrant, but when he shaved off his mustache once -- about 20 years ago -- it made his daughter cry.

AFL-CIO head reaches out to dissidents

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The head of AFL-CIO says members of three unions that left the U.S. labor organization last month may still participate in state and local AFL-CIO activities.

UFCW union third to quit AFL-CIO

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The 1.4 million member United Food and Commercial Workers Friday became the third major union to end its affiliation with the AFL-CIO.

AFL-CIO wraps up tumultuous convention

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- The nation's largest organized labor group is wrapping up its 50th convention with the same president but without two major labor unions.

AFL-CIO approves diversity plan

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- A day after two of its largest member unions quit, the AFL-CIO Tuesday unveiled plans to increase diversity within leadership of the organized labor movement.

AFL-CIO chief 'disappointed' at defections

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- AFL-CIO President John Sweeney told his organization's convention in Chicago Monday he was "deeply disappointed" two unions refused to attend.

Teamsters, SEIU leaving AFL-CIO

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- The Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union bolted from the AFL-CIO Monday, saying organized labor must pay more attention to organizing.
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