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UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining
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UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining

Lansing, Mich.—The United Auto Workers has joined the fight against a plan to prohibit state workers’ unions from bargaining on issues such as scheduling, staff assignments, and seniority. UAW Local 6000, which represents almost 17,000 of Michigan’s 50,000 state workers, said it “is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to…

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike
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San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

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Weekly Digest – March 10, 2015

Compiled by Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Wisconsin Labor Eyes Tough Future With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signing a “right to work for less” bill March 9, unions in the state are mulling their options to fight back. A spokesperson for the AFL-CIO said the federation is “looking into the possibilities” for a legal challenge,…

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Weekly Digest – March 4, 2015

Compiled by Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Teachers Hold ‘Call Out Cuomo’ Rally in Massena Several hundred people turned out Feb. 28 for a “Call Out Cuomo” rally in the northern New York town of Massena. The speakers, who included American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and New York State United Teachers President Karen…

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Weekly Digest – February 27, 2015

Compiled by Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Wisconsin Senate Passes Union-Busting Bill By a 17-15 vote, the Wisconsin state Senate passed a bill outlawing the union shop Feb. 25, as about 2,000 people protested in and around the state capitol. The bill would make it a crime to require private-sector workers who aren't in a…

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Weekly Digest – February 24, 2015

Compiled by Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Jersey Judge Rules Christie Can’t Cut Pension Payments New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie must restore $1.57 billion he cut from payments to the state’s retirement fund for public workers, state Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled Feb. 23. The ruling came in a suit by several government workers’…

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