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TX Supreme Court Limits Union Rights

TX Supreme Court Limits Union Rights
The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday that the Texas Supreme Court ruled "unionized government workers in Texas - including firefighters, police and teachers - don't have the right to be accompanied by a union representative while being questioned during internal investigations."
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TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations

TX Marriott Project Audited for Potential Wage Violations
When the City of Austin approved the construction of a new JW Marriott in the city’s downtown area it included an agreement to waive nearly $3.8 million in fees. In exchange, the project would pay prevailing wages to all its workers. After complaints from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 520, the city is looking to review the project and its developer, White Lodging.
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Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers

Labor Victory for LA Toll Group Drivers
L.A. Toll Group drivers have ratified their first contract as members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters marking the first such contract in the dryage industry in 30 years. The workers, who haul apparel and merchandise from the L.A. Ports, will receive a $6 raise, paid sick leave, paid overtime, guaranteed shift hours, a pension plan, and more affordable health care coverage.
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Twinkie's Secret Filling Revealed to be Union-Busting

Twinkie's Secret Filling Revealed to be Union-Busting
Despite years and years of successfully putting products on the marketplace, Hostess became a mirror image for a country that has lost respect for folks who have worked hard, been highly productive and yet continue to fall further behind.
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44 Workers Awarded $858K in Back Wages from Non-Union CA Subcontractor

In California, a plumbing subcontractor building the new math and science building at San Joaquin Delta College has been ordered to pay $858,840 in back wages to 44 workers by the California Department of Industrial Relations.
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Ryan, Walker et al: Screw Union Workers, Except When Scabs Ruin Our Football Game!

After the Green Bay Packers were robbed of a win by an blown call during Monday Night Football, union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) - a Packers fan - took to Twitter this morning [and] demanded the return of the league's unionized officials...
Walker's sudden support of union labor is surprising, given his push for a radical union-busting law that effectively ended collective bargaining for many of Wisconsin's public employees. The law, which Walker and his fellow Republicans pitched as necessary to fix Wisconsin's budget before admitting that it was the "first step" in an anti-union strategy, was so unpopular that it led to massive protests outside the state capitol in Madison and recall elections against Walker and six Republicans in the state senate.
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