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Pueblo, Colorado Teachers Strike Ends
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government

Pueblo, Colorado Teachers Strike Ends

PUEBLO, Colo.—The first teachers’ strike in Colorado since 1994 ended May 13, after unions representing teachers and paraprofessionals in the city of Pueblo overwhelmingly ratified new two-year contracts. Pueblo Education Association members voted 495-62 to approve a deal that will give them a 2% cost-of-living adjustment retroactive to January, a 2.5% adjustment in September, and…

New Buzz: Latest On The Charter Spectrum Strike And More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, Multimedia, National

New Buzz: Latest On The Charter Spectrum Strike And More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we welcome Michael DeVito, progressive candidate for Congress in the 11th District, as well as an outspoken supporter of striking IBEW Local 3 workers at Charter/Spectrum. Sanela Djencic returns to the show to talk about the impact the more than 400-day Charter/Spectrum strike…

Talking Points Memo Editorial Staff Forms a Union
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Talking Points Memo Editorial Staff Forms a Union

WASHINGTON—The 11 editorial staffers at the Talking Points Memo Website have voted unanimously to join the Writers Guild of America East, they announced May 10. Editor and publisher Josh Marshall responded that he was “happy” to recognize the union voluntarily, saying it was consistent with the news and opinion site’s values. “Our effort to unionize…

Michigan Court Orders Prevailing-Wage Repeal on Ballot
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Michigan Court Orders Prevailing-Wage Repeal on Ballot

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered state election officials to certify a measure to repeal the state’s prevailing-wage law for the November ballot. A three-judge panel unanimously held that the Board of State Canvassers had wrongly disqualified the petition because people collecting signatures for it had listed non-residential buildings as their addresses. Judge…

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