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Indonesia Clamps Down On Outsourcing After Nationwide Strike

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Indonesia Clamps Down On Outsourcing After Nationwide Strike

After a nationwide strike shut down many industries, workers in Indonesia have won a major victory, forcing the government to enact new rules clamping down on outsourcing. The Indonesian government is imposing tighter restrictions on the employment of workers through outsourcing  following the 3 October 2012 nationwide labor protests. New regulations will ban outsourcing companies from […]

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NLRB: Calif. Newspaper Kept Violating Labor Law, Must Bargain With Union, Rehire Employees

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NLRB: Calif. Newspaper Kept Violating Labor Law, Must Bargain With Union, Rehire Employees

The long-running labor law tragedy that is the Santa Barbara News-Press has become took another new turn 27 September 2012 with a new ruling from the NLRB. In 2000, Wendy P. McCaw, an ex-wife of billionaire Craig McCaw, bought the paper, which was California’s oldest daily newspaper. Paradoxically McCaw promptly went to war with the […]

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In Michigan National Unions And Chamber Of Commerce Slug It Out

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In Michigan National Unions And Chamber Of Commerce Slug It Out

By Paul Abowd, Center For Public Integrity— After two bruising years for organized labor in the Midwest, the movement has managed to land two pro-union measures on the November ballot in Michigan. Michigan locals and their national leaders now face an ad campaign by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and its friends, urging voters to resist […]

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Wisconsin Piggly Wigglys Pay $570,000 In Back Pay, Rehires Employees

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Wisconsin Piggly Wigglys Pay $570,000 In Back Pay, Rehires Employees

Piggly Wiggly Midwest, a Wisconsin supermarket chain, couldn’t wiggle out of the consequences of its piggish behavior with some of its unionized employees. Piggly Wiggly Midwest will pay more than $570,000 in back pay to 500 union employees at six Wisconsin stores as part of a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). The […]

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Ford Adds 1,200 Jobs In Michigan, Part Of $16 Billion Investment Creating 12,000 U.S. Jobs

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Ford Adds 1,200 Jobs In Michigan, Part Of $16 Billion Investment Creating 12,000 U.S. Jobs

Ford will add 1,200 new hourly jobs and invest $555 million to equip a new state-of-the-art body and paint shop capable of producing multiple vehicles at its plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Ford is taking over management the former AutoAlliance International plant and is upgrading the Flat Rock Assembly Plant to include a state-of-the-art, fully […]

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Secret Ballot Laws Could Create Constitutional Conflicts, Judge Says

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Secret Ballot Laws Could Create Constitutional Conflicts, Judge Says

A federal judge found that an Arizona state constitutional amendment controlling how employees choose a union – the so-called “secret ballot” amendment – may be preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. Whether the Arizona legislation will conflict with the NRLA will depend on how the amendment is actually used. U.S. District Court Judge Frederick […]

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May Day: Labor’s International Holiday Was Made In Chicago

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May Day: Labor’s International Holiday Was Made In Chicago

The first day of May commemorates  commemorates International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, and is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and observed unofficially in numerous other nations. The day is of special significance to international labor and left-wing movements, but the holiday has it roots in a violent massacre that […]

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Workers Died Establishing Labor Day in the USA

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Workers Died Establishing Labor Day in the USA

What is now a day off in the United States was born directly out of the deaths of workers at the hands of their employers and the government. Labor Day in the United States was first observed on 5 Sept. 1882, by the Central Labor Union of New York. Labor Day as a national holiday was […]

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South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says ILO Mining Specialist

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South Africa Could Do More For Miners, Says ILO Mining Specialist

South Africa could do more for the nation’s miners, says the International Labour Organization’s mining industry specialist. ILO News – South Africa has taken significant steps since the end of apartheid to address working conditions in the mining industry, but there is still a lot of room for improvement, said International Labour Organization mining specialist […]

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Mine Strike In South Africa Turns Violent, 34 Killed

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Mine Strike In South Africa Turns Violent, 34 Killed

On the afternoon of 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service opened fire on a group of strikers at a platinum mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, killing 34 people. At least 78 others were wounded. The shootings were the most deadly use of force by South African security forces against civilians since the 1960 […]

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