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Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10

Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10
Following Wisconsin’s passage of Act 10, union-friendly Dane County prolonged public sector union contracts as long as it could to avoid the legislation’s anti-worker effects. The city of Madison did the same.
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Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid

Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid
 
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NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.
 
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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court
by Nina Martin
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in yet another blockbuster case at the intersection of sex discrimination, workplace law and reproductive justice. The central issue in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service is simple enough: to what extent does the federal P
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Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out

Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out
Two Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would have retail employees earn three times their normal rate of pay if they choose to work on Thanksgiving.
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Obama on Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.

Obama on Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.
Obama On Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.
The day after addressing the nation on fixing a broken immigration system, President Obama speaks at Del Sol high School in Las Vegas,
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Facebook Bus Drivers to Join Teamsters; Silicon Domino Effect Coming?

Facebook Bus Drivers to Join Teamsters; Silicon Domino Effect Coming?
Drivers who shuttle Facebook employees from the Bay Area to company headquarters in Menlo Park voted to join the Teamsters union on Wednesday.
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'We’re Negotiating With Wolves of Wall Street': IBEW, CWA Two Weeks Into FairPoint Strike

'We’re Negotiating With Wolves of Wall Street': IBEW, CWA Two Weeks Into FairPoint Strike
Electrical and communications workers have been on strike for two weeks following an unsuccessful contract negotiation. The dispute centers around a phone company's hedge fund owners who remain intractable. "...[W]e're negotiating with wolves of Wall Street."
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Company Flies Workers in from India, Pays Them $1.21/Hour for 120 Hour Work Week, Gets Fined Measly $3k

Company Flies Workers in from India, Pays Them $1.21/Hour for 120 Hour Work Week, Gets Fined Measly $3k
A California tech company has been fined and ordered to pay back wages after an investigation by the Department of Labor showed Indian workers had been paid a despicable $1.21 an hour for 120-hour work weeks. The company hired Indian workers to assist with Information Technology services and paid them their regular salaries in rupees, plus an additional bonus. DOL officials say that the wages are historically the lowest they were aware of.
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Did the Democratic Gov of CT Make Efforts to Strip Collective Bargaining Rights from Teachers?

Did the Democratic Gov of CT Make Efforts to Strip Collective Bargaining Rights from Teachers?
Had the Connecticut General Assembly not stripped Gov. Dannel Malloy's anti-union provisions, 1,000 - 1,500 public school teachers, in up to 25 mostly poor schools across the state, would have lost their rights to collective bargain. Even scarier: Malloy is Connecticut's least anti-union candidate for governor.
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