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AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s “Right-to-Work” Law

AFL-CIO, Machinists, USW File Lawsuit to Halt Wisconsin’s “Right-to-Work” Law
The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two unions have filed a lawsuit seeking both temporary and permanent injunctions against the “Right-to-Work” legislation signed into law on Monday by Governor Scott Walker. The lawsuit names Walker, Attorney General Brad Schimel, and members of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission as defendants.
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Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year. Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.
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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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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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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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Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
You wouldn't have a mechanic perform your heart surgery, would you? So why is Time Magazine giving a bunch of billionaires – with no experience running schools – who want to "fix" the public education system such extensive coverage?
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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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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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Battle for the Port's Authority: 33 Truck Drivers Fired After Filing Misclassification Claims

Battle for the Port's Authority: 33 Truck Drivers Fired After Filing Misclassification Claims
Last week, thirty-three port truck drivers were fired by Total Transportation Services Inc. for not withdrawing wage and hour claims made with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Four of the fired drivers had just been awarded an average $68,211 in back wages after the DLSE found that they were misclassified as independent contractors.
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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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