W.Va. Court Lets Union-Shop Ban Take Effect
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W.Va. Court Lets Union-Shop Ban Take Effect

Parkersburg, W. Va.—The state Supreme Court on Sept. 15 overturned a lower court’s injunction that had prevented the state’s ban on the union shop from going into effect since February. Justice Menis Ketchum wrote that the state AFL-CIO and other unions challenging the constitutionality of the “Workplace Freedom Act” enacted in 2016 had failed to…

Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial
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Hurricanes Force Firefighters to Miss IAFF Memorial

Colorado Springs, Colo.— The International Association of Fire Fighters Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, held this year on the morning of Sept. 16, is normally a time when firefighters from throughout the U.S. and Canada come to honor their dead—but this year, some will miss it because they’re working on hurricane-recovery efforts.

StoryCorps Employees Join CWA
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

StoryCorps Employees Join CWA

New York, N.Y.—Staff members at StoryCorps have voted by a 5-1 margin to be represented by Communications Workers of America Local 1180, the National Labor Relations Board announced Sept. 13. Workers at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, who collect and share the stories of everyday Americans, “experienced sudden layoffs, worked for low wages, and weren’t able to…

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