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Locked capitol doors lead to Michigan unions’ right-to-work lawsuit

The long-running war over Michigan's controversial, Republican-engineered "Right to Work" (for less) laws is headed to court.

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Oregon transit workers ratify first pact in 10 years

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in Portland, Ore., ratified a new union contract at the area transit agency, TriMet.

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Walmart workers react to New York Times expose on understaffing

In response to the New York Times story today, Walmart workers are again calling for full-time hours and better scheduling.

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Voters speak: A resounding victory for paid sick days nationwide

The lesson from Tuesday could not be clearer: No worker should have to choose between missing a day's pay and caring for their health.

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NLRB rejects right-to-work crowd’s attempt to use health care ruling vs. union drive

The case involves the SEIU's attempt to organize contingent faculty at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Speakers advocate massive education campaign about value of unions

Labor must launch a massive education campaign about the value of unions, to counter right wing propaganda and to forestall deepening nationwide cynicism.

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Oregon contractor broke labor law, NLRB rules for union painters

The firm violated federal labor law 18 separate ways, and now must make amends.

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Ohio teachers strike, beat back board attack

The settlement will protect teacher's health care and pensions and establishes, for the first time, a program to control the growth of class sizes.

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Michigan autoworkers gear up for Nov. 4 elections

The union expects that anger over Republican anti-union legislation will help drive large numbers of people to the polls.

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Auto mechanics won’t be bulldozed off the picket line

Auto mechanics of AMU Local 701 have been on strike at Al Piemonte Chevrolet for a fair contract for over three months.

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