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Pepco union to vote on contract; strike possible

WASHINGTON — Union workers at the Pepco utility company are scheduled to vote this week on a contract proposal. The Washington Post reports that union members will vote on the offer Wednesday, and that the two sides haven’t been able ...

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New union election rules spur challenge by Chamber

WASHINGTON — In a win for organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday approved sweeping new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long ...

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FAA issue rules to prevent tired airline pilots

WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued were issued Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, a move safety advocates have been urging for more than two decades. The rules update current pilot work schedule ...

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American Airlines bankruptcy to have small impact

For most of the 240,000 passengers who fly American Airlines each day, the airline’s bankruptcy filing should have little noticeable impact. American continues to operate flights, honor tickets and take reservations. It says its frequent-flier program will be unaffected. Some ...

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Post office near default? Losses mount to $5.1B

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday it has lost $5.1 billion in the past year, pushing it closer to imminent default on a multibillion-dollar payment and to future bankruptcy as the weak economy and increased Internet use drive ...

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