Labor News

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New York’s school bus strikers gaining public support

Mayor Bloomberg's anti-worker, anti-union bias again reared its ugly head when he and his DOE appointed head attacked school bus drivers and their union.

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Labor and allies honor King and defend workers

Many consider Philadelphia  "ground zero" in the fight to save and improve public education and public services.

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New York mayor’s disregard for kids forces strike

Bloomberg's threat to kids' safety while riding school buses forced some 8,000 drivers, mechanics and school bus matrons to strike.

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Illinois governor waging war on public service workers

The rights of public service workers seem to be of no consequence to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Illinois Gov. stops extending AFSCME pact as bargaining continues

Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly are proving that sometimes, unionized workers for state and local governments can't trust the Democrats, either.

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Ohio city OKs raise for manager, city workers get shafted

The City Council passed a resolution calling on the state to take action against public workers' contracts "so local governments can control their own finances."

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Calif. ballot measure would fund public education

In a scenario possible only under California's bizarre budgeting process, the state's general services budget is now in the hands of a ballot measure to temporarily tax high personal incomes to fund education.

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Going behind the rhetoric on public employee pensions

Wow.  Last week there was yet another out-of-state special interest group trying to tell New Hampshire how to run OUR government.

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Today in Labor History: H.R. 15316 signed into law on September 7, 1916

Federal employees won the right to receive Workers' Compensation insurance coverage in1916.

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Report: Public sector cuts kill private jobs, too

Public sector job cuts are politically motivated, orchestrated by the Republicans and disproportionately hurting women and minorities.

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