February

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New consumer campaign: higher minimum wage for restaurant workers

Can you imagine trying to live on $2.13 an hour, with no sick days and a 1-in-10 chance of having health care coverage?

Janitors, security officers vote to authorize strike

In back to back votes, SEIU Local 26 security officers and janitors voted unanimously to authorize their respective bargaining committees to call a strike at any time.

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Letter carriers to protest postal service Sat. shutdown

Stepping up their grassroots lobbying of lawmakers, the Letter Carriers will stage a nationwide protest against the Postal Service's Saturday service shutdown scheme.

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Intl. union leader: “Conditions bad for workers”

A top international union leader has a grim message for the leaders of world financial institutions.

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After three-year struggle, country club workers win big

"We've learned that it doesn't matter who you are, if you stay strong and you're on the side of justice."

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Right to work for less amendment blocked in Virginia

The radical right, big business and GOP coalition that pushes right to work for less legislation suffered a setback in Virginia in late January.

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Michigan unions battle private sector right to work law

Disregarding a move by Michigan's GOP governor to take the issue straight to the state Supreme Court, Michigan unions sued to overturn the state's  "right to work" law affecting private sector workers.

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Join Days of Action for worker rights in Mexico

Actions in the U.S. will vary from protests to delivering letters to Mexican government consulate offices.

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New York school bus drivers and matrons end strike

The NLRB found that Local 1181 had a fair dispute with both the DOE and the bus companies.

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Right to work for less dies in New Hampshire

The House of Representatives here gave a resounding defeat to the union haters this week when it voted 212-141 against a right to work for less bill.

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