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Teachers Union Absorbs Nurses Group

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Teachers Union Absorbs Nurses Group

The National Federation of Nurses and the American Federation of Teachers, the largest union of professionals in the AFL-CIO, announced an affiliation agreement Thursday, Feb, 14, 2013. The agreement brings 34,000 registered nurses into teachers union, whose 1.5 million members include more than 48,000 nurses and thousands of other health care professionals. The affiliation agreement […]

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NLRB Finds New York City School Bus Strike Is Legal

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NLRB Finds New York City School Bus Strike Is Legal

New York’s school bus strike can keep rolling. A strike by New York City bus drivers is legal and may continue, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled. The NLRB has found that a strike by union bus operators against a group of New York school bus companies does not violate the National Labor Relations […]

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NRLB Sets Terms To Dismisses Wal-mart Picketing Complaint Against Union

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NRLB Sets Terms To Dismisses Wal-mart Picketing Complaint Against Union

A union seeking better conditions for Wal-mart workers worker won a a partial legal victory today, Jan. 31, 2013, as the National Labor Relations Board ruled to dismiss an unfair labor practice complaint  filed by against the world’s employer against the union. The case involved picketing and protests at Wal-mart stores. The NRLB agreed to dismiss an unfair labor practice filed […]

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Union Membership in the U.S. Takes Another Big Hit In 2012, At 76-Year Low

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Union Membership in the U.S. Takes Another Big Hit In 2012, At 76-Year Low

Opponents of labor union membership in the United States had a very successful couple of years during 2011 and 2012. Union membership nationwide reached a 76-year record low, during 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 23, 2013. In 2012, the union membership rate — the percentage of wage and salary workers who […]

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

By PAUL ABOWD, Center for Public Integrity—Amid protests by labor unions, and objections from the stateʼs congressional delegation and even the president, Michiganʼs Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law in December 11, 2012, drawn word-for-word from a 32-year-old “model bill” pushed by a corporate-funded, conservative think tank. The legislation deals a […]

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ILO Names Five Worst Nations For Suppressing Labor Organizing

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ILO Names Five Worst Nations For Suppressing Labor Organizing

ILO News– The International Labour Organization has named Argentina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Fiji and Peru – out of 32 cases examined – as the most serious violators freedom of association and labor organizing. The ILO Committee on Freedom of Association examined cases concerning employers’ and trade unions’ rights to organize, collective bargaining and social dialogue. The […]

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California Warehouse Worker Lawsuit Targets Wal-Mart

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California Warehouse Worker Lawsuit Targets Wal-Mart

By JIM MORRIS and ADITHYA SAMBAMURTHY, Center for Public Integrity, MIRA LOMA, Calif.– Lawyers alleging wage theft from mostly immigrant Latino contract workers at a Southern California warehouse complex took steps to add Wal-Mart as a defendant in an ongoing federal lawsuit. The move is expected to draw the nation’s largest retailer into a case in which it had, […]

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NLRB Decides 341 Cases In Fiscal 2012, Including Some Of Its Oldest

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NLRB Decides 341 Cases In Fiscal 2012, Including Some Of Its Oldest

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued decisions in 341 cases during fiscal  2012,  1 Oct. 2011 through 30 Sept. 2012, tackling many of its oldest cases. The NLRB cut the median age of pending cases in half, resolving nine of the 10 oldest cases it faced at the start 2012, . The age of pending cases dropped […]

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OSHA, Airline Ground Safety Panel Renew Ground Crew Safety Alliance

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OSHA, Airline Ground Safety Panel Renew Ground Crew Safety Alliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its alliance with the Airline Ground Safety Panel to address hazards and worker injuries relating to operating aviation ground support equipment. The Airline Ground Safety Panel is a joint industry and labor partnership. The panel consists of 11 airline companies and three unions representing 350,000 workers, representing […]

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Java Oil Field Shut Down, Workers Demanding Outsourcing End

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Java Oil Field Shut Down, Workers Demanding Outsourcing End

Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina EP was forced to shut down its Jatibarang oil field in West Java, following protests by its employees demanding that the company end its outsourcing scheme. “However, we expect our oil production to reach less than 131,000 bpd by the end of this year because output from our Jatibarang field […]

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