Labor News

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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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Report: Unemployment insurance fails workers with volatile schedules

In many service sector jobs, including food service and retail, workers often experience volatile schedules that wildly fluctuate from week-to-week and wreak havoc on their lives.

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Federal judge upholds NLRB union election rules

The rules helped reduce the time available to businesses and union-busting "consultants" to illegally intimidate, spy on, harass and fire workers for exercising their rights.

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Illinois GOP governor solicits retirees as strikebreakers

Rauner also failed to deny reports that he is considering calling on the Illinois National Guard to replace state workers in the event of a lockout or strike.

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Minnesota, workers want AT&T to comply with state paid leave law

Corporate defiance by AT&T led members of CWA and their families to rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on July 17.

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Striking federal contract workers demand "$15 and a union"

All are employed by huge corporations that have been awarded contracts by the federal government, and all earn poverty wages.

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Netroots Nation delegates discussed unions' role in progressive causes

Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.

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Teamsters score big win in Southern California

The win is the biggest in the history of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which covers Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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AFL-CIO, ally protest deep cuts in House Labor-HHS money bill

The legislation cuts employment and training funds, job services, job safety and health funding, kills health care quality evaluation and ACA funding of prevention programs.

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Right-wing GOP Illinois Gov. Rauner plans to force state workers to strike

Rauner's tactic is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the right, its business backers and its political puppets to trash workers, cut wages, destroy pensions and kill unions.

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