Labor News

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New crop of lawmakers the latest threat to Michigan prevailing wage

Repeal of the Michigan Prevailing Wage Act would be a coup for "limited government" conservatives, and a devastating blow to the state's construction industry.

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Speakers advocate massive education campaign about value of unions

Labor must launch a massive education campaign about the value of unions, to counter right wing propaganda and to forestall deepening nationwide cynicism.

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Today in labor history: International Labour Organization conference in D.C.

The ILO was established on the premise that universal, lasting peace could be established only if based on social justice

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GOP Senate leaders scheme to hamstring NLRB

They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.

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U.S. to push worker rights trade case vs. Guatemala

Saying the Guatemalan government did not live up to its own worker rights commitments, the Obama administration will push its trade case against the Central American nation.

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AFL-CIO leaders: GOP suing Obama to conceal its non-agenda

Republican House Speaker Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against Obama to deflect attention from the fact that there are unmet needs in this country and his party has no agenda.
        

 

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Kellogg's lockout of bakery workers headed for court

The NLRB seeks a court injunction ordering Kellogg's to take the workers back and bargain in good faith with their BCTGM, locked out last Oct.

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In LA and Illinois, unions fight legal battles vs. pension cuts

The LA pension case affects 20,000 present municipal workers and the Illinois case affects 621,000 workers and retirees.

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NLRB heads to court to stop Kellogg’s lockout of Memphis workers

The decision to head for court “recognizes Kellogg’s illegal positions and iron-fisted conduct were so destructive to these workers’ rights ."

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Nurses and lawmakers resume push for financial transactions tax

National Nurses United and the Congressional Progressive Caucus relaunched their drive for a financial transactions tax.

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