Steven Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO

Keller @ Large: Tolman Hopes To Change Image Of AFL-CIO

Political editor Jon Keller talked to Tolman about his top priorities in his new post and the Occupy Boston protests.


The AFL-CIO building in Washington, DC.  (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Keller @ Large: Hard Times For Labor Unions

The Labor Day holiday is always a welcome break for workers of all kinds, but never more so than this year.


Agreement Reached To Reduce Health Care Costs For Massachusetts Cities and Towns

An agreement has been reached at the Statehouse on a plan to reduce the cost to Massachusetts cities and towns of providing health care for municipal employees.

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Boston Mayor Tom Menino (CBS)

Menino Reaches Deal With Boston Unions On Health Care

Mayor Menino says conditional agreement has been reached with the city’s three dozen public employee unions that would save the city $70 million in health care costs.


WBZ's Jon Keller sat down with Geoffrey Beckwith of the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

Keller @ Large: How Towns Can Work With Unions To Curb Health Care Costs

Local cities and towns are trying to find a way to work with unions to help curb skyrocketing health care costs.


A coalition of union leaders announced their plan Monday morning. (credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ)

Mass. Unions Offer Health Care Overhaul Proposal

Unions representing state and municipal workers are offering their own proposal to cut the cost of health care spending by cities and towns.


Curious About Unions

I’m curious as to why it took so long for someone in government to stand up to public employee unions (Wisconsin Governor and teachers’ union). Unions are obsolete. They no longer serve the purpose for which they were originally organized. Those of us who pay high real estate taxes are getting the worst deal as our police and fire departments (our safety) suffer while the schools get the bulk of our tax dollars. – Rose, Raynham


Union supporters rallied at the Statehouse on Saturday. (credit: Alana Gomez)

Local Unions Rally In Support Of Wisconsin Workers

Union supporters rallied at the Statehouse to support Wisconsin public workers Saturday afternoon.


Providence skyline

Unions Feel The Pain Of Providence, RI Teachers

The mayor of Providence, R.I., insists that the vast majority of teachers won’t lose their jobs even though the school district has warned them all they could.


Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday for a rally at the statehouse. (credit: CBS)

Union Backers, Tea Partiers Rally At Mass. Statehouse

Throngs of union supporters were jamming Beacon Street in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse to show solidarity with public employees in Wisconsin.