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Sneaky Buggers: PA GOP Tries – And Fails – to Pass 'Paycheck Deception' Amendment

Sneaky Buggers: PA GOP Tries – And Fails – to Pass 'Paycheck Deception' Amendment
In Pennsylvania, the State Senate voted against an amendment to an unrelated bill that would have disallowed unions from automatically deducting dues from paychecks. The amendment failed on a 20-28 vote.
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Sick of Hauling BS, PA FedEx Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters

Sick of Hauling BS, PA FedEx Drivers Vote to Join Teamsters
At the FedEx Freight Terminal in East Philadelphia, a group of 47 drivers have made history by voting to join Teamsters Local 107. The final result of the vote was 26-18 in favor of joining the union.
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The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers

The Lonely Turtle: Mitch McConnell's Anti-Minimum Wage Speech Attracts Precious Few Workers
Mitch McConnell visits Briggs and Stratton factory in Murray, Kentucky and only 40 of the 1000 employees attended. Television stations and newspaper crews were reportedly not allowed access to the event.
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Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves

Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
“Mariah” is a small woman with an unexpectedly intense stare. All of us in the hotel conference room crane our necks to see her as she rises to address the table of advocates and NGO representatives gathered for a meeting on safe migration.
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At Work, But Off the Clock: Supreme Court Tackles Mandatory, Unpaid Security Checks

At Work, But Off the Clock: Supreme Court Tackles Mandatory, Unpaid Security Checks
A Supreme Court case to watch out for: Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc v. Busk. It'll be an important labor win if the court upholds the circuit's decision. And a huge blow if it doesn't.
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SEIU Hits CO Senate Candidate with Spanish-Language Minimum Wage Ad

SEIU Hits CO Senate Candidate with Spanish-Language Minimum Wage Ad
After three Spanish-language ads have hammered Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner in the contentious battleground of Colorado, the SEIU has moved on to another hard hitting issue for Latino voters: liveable wages.
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Hyatt Looks to Clean Up Its Image Ahead of Expansion Bid by Settling with Wrongly Fired Housekeepers

Hyatt Looks to Clean Up Its Image Ahead of Expansion Bid by Settling with Wrongly Fired Housekeepers
In a settlement announced last month, Hyatt Hotel Corps. agreed to pay $1 million to 98 Boston-area housekeepers who they terminated five years ago after making them unknowingly train their replacements. As part of the settlement the union which aided the workers following their termination has called off their five-year boycott, which they estimate cost the company over $6 million.
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Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union

Mitch McConnell's Vision for a More Impotent Union
Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican Party know all too well that a union vote tends to be a vote for the Dems. There's a reason why they use divisive issues like guns and religion to pry precious union votes from the other side of the aisle (66 percent of union members voted for Obama in 2012). It would also be fine if union members just stayed home on election day. However, if they do, this may be the last election that there's even a union for them to identify with.
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Huge Tax Breaks Not Enough? Boeing Ships 2K Jobs Away from WA to More Union-Unfriendly State

Huge Tax Breaks Not Enough? Boeing Ships 2K Jobs Away from WA to More Union-Unfriendly State
Less than 11 months after receiving $8.7 billion in tax incentives from the Washington state legislature, Boeing has announced they will transfer nearly 2,000 engineering jobs to “lower cost regions” over the next three years.
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Death by Deregulation: OSHA Embroiled in Battle with AZ Home Builders Lobby Over Fall Prevention

Death by Deregulation: OSHA Embroiled in Battle with AZ Home Builders Lobby Over Fall Prevention
In Arizona a battle is brewing between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and non-union roofing contractor groups over the state’s protection of workers from falls, which make up roughly 50% of residential construction fatalities and 80% of residential roofing fatalities.
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