WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that is a top supplier of weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's military forces, a leading Senate Republican said Wednesday.
By Amanda Becker and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices appeared reluctant on Wednesday to undermine agreements unions make with private-sector employers when organizing workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 11.3 percent of private sector workers belong to unions. The case, Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, was brought by an employee of Mardi Gras Gaming, a casino and dog track in Hollywood, Florida. Martin Mulhall, the employee, said his employer violated the Labor Management Relations Act when it agreed to allow the union, Unite Here Local 355, onto its property to organize workers and when the company agreed to give the union contact information for employees in exchange for the union's support on a ballot initiative.