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Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass

Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass
Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact Right-to-Work legislation, the prospects that reality look grim. Kinder said “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure, but some of his fellow Republicans believe this would inevitably fail and could even cost the party seats in the legislature.
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Wave of Resilience, Solidarity as Workers Talk Strike Across the Nation

Wave of Resilience, Solidarity as Workers Talk Strike Across the Nation
A wave of strikes - either in progress, or soon to develop - have occurred across the United States. Workers have been demanding a renewal of contracts, or better benefits, in an age of cheap employment and increased disparity.
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Philadelphia Building Trades Union Alerted Inspections Office to Center City’s Dangers

Philadelphia Building Trades Union Alerted Inspections Office to Center City’s Dangers
When low-road contractors run ripshod through town, unchecked with under-achieving workers, disaster is always around the corner. Union workers and organizations should not have to act as policemen for the dangerous and unscrupulous practices of unaccountable contractors.
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Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union

Rogue Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Sued by Teachers Union
Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas is breaking the law by not allowing teachers, parents, and community leaders to participate in the educational process as outlined in state statutes, according to a complaint filed by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) with the State Department of Education today.
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Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights

Attention Big Mac Customers: NYC Workers Demand $15 Wage and Union Rights
Over 400 food workers at more than 50 fast food locations in New York City went on a surprise strike Thursday demanding higher wages and the ability to unionize without retaliation. Wages of $15 an hour are being sought. Workers are being assisted in their organizing by Fast Food Forward, a campaign created by New York Communities for Change. Workers’ desire to organize has been met with retaliation and even termination. In late November, New York workers staged their first strike, but now many workers who were afraid to take action at the time appear willing to join.
This is the second action of its kind by fast food workers in the city, but this effort appears to feature much larger numbers and may cause store closures.
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Wage War: New Charts Explain Why Americans Are So Broke

Charts provided by the website Visualizing Economics supply a visual answer to the question, "What happened to Wages?"
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Low Pay Isn’t the Solution to Economic Problems; It’s the Cause

Unions aren’t a third party entity; they are simply a group of people who have agreed to work together. Instead of bargaining individually, they bargain collectively (that’s why the contract is called a collective bargaining agreement.) When you mock unions, you mock workers – probably workers like you – who have a skill and feel like they should make a fair wage for that skill.
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