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SCOTUS Considering Case Which Would Effectively Cripple Public Sector Unionism

SCOTUS Considering Case Which Would Effectively Cripple Public Sector Unionism
Last week, an appeal was made to the Supreme Court in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a case that could severely weaken the power of public sector unions. The case invovles a California elementary school teacher who does not want to pay $650 in annual “fair share fees” to the CTA for costs associated with collective bargaining and administration.
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National Right to Work Committee Opposes Local RTW Ordinances (For All the Wrong Reasons)

With counties across Kentucky rapidly passing unprecedented “Right-to-Work” ordinances, activists and lobbies on both sides of the issue are scrambling to establish their position on what they once thought would only be a state-level type legislation. This is not limited to “Right-to-Work” opponents. The National Right to Work Committee has actually come out against these local-level laws.
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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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Uber Drivers in SoCal Align with Teamsters, Prepare to Fight for Safety, Living Wage Protections

Uber Drivers in SoCal Align with Teamsters, Prepare to Fight for Safety, Living Wage Protections
Southern California Uber drivers belonging to the California App-Based Drivers’ Association have aligned themselves with Teamsters Local 986 in hopes of organizing. The drivers perceive many of the business practices mandated by Uber as “unsafe, deceptive, and unfair.”
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Labor-Friendly NYC Mayor Cleaning Up Bloomberg's Union Contract Messes

Labor-Friendly NYC Mayor Cleaning Up Bloomberg's Union Contract Messes
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg left quite a mess for current Mayor Bill de Blasio to clean up. A number of union contracts, including pay scale equity for female Teamsters, had been left to rot. Until now, that is.
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Wage Suppression Fever Spreads to Canada, Temp Workers Stuck at Minimum Wage

Wage Suppression Fever Spreads to Canada, Temp Workers Stuck at Minimum Wage
The Canadian government, learning something from the US, has systematically kept wages low for temporary workers. Employment Minister Jason Kenney approved extra work visas but has paid them the bare minimum wage to work – a practice that goes against the "prevailing wage" standard.
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Chinese Manufacturer, FOXCONN Looking To Build In US


This is great news and a sign of good things to come, we hope.
Apple iPhone manufacturer, FOXCONN is looking to build factories in the United States. They will possibly be focusing on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier, according to Digitimes.
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