Labor News

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Supreme Court takes case that would cripple labor's political activity

Yet another right-wing attempt to curb unions' political activism, by cutting off money, landed before the Supreme Court today. 

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.

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Federal judge rules against misclassifying workers as contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor won a major victory this month in its campaign against job misclassification.

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In Ohio town, Solidarity Day rally vows to repeal SB 5

Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.

Right-to-work scheme rears its head in Indiana again

A GOP scheme to make Indiana into a so-called "Right to Work" state, crippling unions by allowing thousands of workers to be freeloaders, has reared its head in the Hoosier State - again.

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Ohio ramps up fight to repeal SB 5

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Ohio voters favor repealing SB 5 by a 57 to 32 point margin.

Arbitrator to two metal workers' unions: merge

A neutral arbitrator ordered the presidents of the Sheet Metal Workers and the United Transportation Union to resume talks on implementing the planned merger of the two unions, by Oct. 25.

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Jersey casino fights labor board

At issue is the hotel's court challenge to NLRB's certification of the United Auto Workers to represent the casino's full and part-time dealers.

GOP bashes labor board

Ruling Republicans on the intensely ideological House Education and the Workforce Committee seized on a National Labor Relations Board proposal to streamline union election processes to once again bash the agency and organized labor.

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Farm workers protest veto of Calif. card check bill

California's Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would have allowed farm workers to use the card check method to unionize. Brown refused to meet with the farm workers and the 25 legislators that camped outside of his office.

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