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It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million

It Took 14 Years, But Boeing Now Owes Its Engineers $47 Million
Boeing broke the law when it tried to break the backs of two now-formed California unions. A judge ordered the aerospace company to pay $47 million in restitution to the engineers that had to fight the union-busting tactics.
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Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort

Documents Reveal TN Gov Leveraged Taxpayer Incentives in Fight Against VW Unionization Effort
An investigative report from Nashville’s News 5 shows that Governor Bill Haslam tied the fate of $300 million in promised tax incentives to the outcome of the United Auto Workers (UAW) organizing effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The report also revealed that Sen. Bob Corker had direct email conversations with anti-union organizers which he shared with members of the Haslam Administration.
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Unions Label NM Gov’s Right-to-Work Talk a 'Declaration of War'

Unions Label NM Gov’s Right-to-Work Talk a 'Declaration of War'
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has set her sights on the state's unions, saying at a real estate developers' convention that she would like to pass legislation forbidding unions from extracting dues from members' paychecks (a mainstay of so-called 'right-to-work' laws). Unions have called this "a declaration of war."
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Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online
A new video surfaced on Reddit, a propaganda video from Walmart warning employees not to sign onto efforts to unionize. The blatantly intimidating video also makes the preposterous claim that Walmart employees are happy with their current conditions.
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Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire
The town of Evanston, Illinois, will partner with Northwestern University and local unions to create a pre-apprenticeship program for city residents. With construction at Northwestern’s campus making up a major portion of the city’s development, Evanston's mayor wanted to help residents find their way to high-paying, high-skilled union careers.
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DE Republicans Face Uphill Battle to Enact 'Right-to-Work' in Specified Areas

DE Republicans Face Uphill Battle to Enact 'Right-to-Work' in Specified Areas
Republicans in the Delaware General Assembly are pushing a plan to enact “Right-to-Work” in areas of the Blue Hen State. Assembly members are searching for ways to stimulate the state’s sluggish recovery, so Republicans are portraying this textbook anti-worker law as necessary to promote new investments. An empty former General Motors plant near Newport is one of the proposed “Right-to-Work” zones.
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Labor Leaders Cry Foul, Threaten Litigation as Illinois’ Underfunded Pension 'Rescue Plan' Develops

Labor Leaders Cry Foul, Threaten Litigation as Illinois’ Underfunded Pension 'Rescue Plan' Develops
Legislative leaders in Illinois are hoping to push a “rescue plan” that would help the state right its public pension system funding wrongs. Vehemently opposed by labor leaders who have labeled it “catastrophic,” the plan would cut cost-of-living increases for retirees, raise the retirement age for younger employees and set a cap on the pensions of public employees with the highest salaries. The plan would also place most pension plans outside the realm of collective bargaining.
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Could US Right-to-Work Laws Drive Canadian Jobs to the New South of the Border?

Could US Right-to-Work Laws Drive Canadian Jobs to the New South of the Border?
While Right-to-Work legislation has traditionally been the norm in the American south, the decision by the Michigan legislature to adopt the anti-union legislation has placed the issue on Canada’s doorstep. The importance may already be significant in light of a near 50-year low in the "coverage rate" for Canadian workers outside of the agriculture sector.
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Laborers Furious as PA GOP Attempts to Tie Prevailing Wage Repeal to Infrastructure Spending

Laborers Furious as PA GOP Attempts to Tie Prevailing Wage Repeal to Infrastructure Spending
Pennsylvania’s broken record budget battle — in which the GOP is holding much needed infrastructure spending hostage in exchange for slashing wage protections — has laborers fuming. The State House is 30 votes shy of being able to pass a gas tax hike needed to fund the infrastructure and transportation plan, so Republicans are attaching a prevailing wage repeal to the legislation in order to earn conservative votes.
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Union-Backed Walsh Makes Final Push to Win Boston Mayor Primary

Union-Backed Walsh Makes Final Push to Win Boston Mayor Primary
Unions are helping Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh canvass in his final push for the primary. Though behind in the polls, unions have flocked to the candidate, and hope that their last-minute intervention will be enough to push him forward.
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