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Flint Water, Immigrant Child Cages: Prosecute Abusive Public Officials
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Flint Water, Immigrant Child Cages: Prosecute Abusive Public Officials

National Report from Washington–A monthly Series exclusive to LaborPress by Robert Weiner, Ben Lasky, and on this piece Madeline Cusick Unlike the private sector, where white collar criminals like conmen Bernie Madoff, and Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffery Skilling went to jail, public officials have often gotten by unscathed for abuses of power.  People occupying…

Union Leader Says Canadian Postal Strike Could Be a Long One
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Union Leader Says Canadian Postal Strike Could Be a Long One

CALGARY, Alberta—The rotating strikes by Canada Post workers look like they’ll continue for some time, a regional union head told the Global News network Nov. 3. Talks involving a federal mediator ended Nov. 2 without much progress on issues of health and safety concerns, workload, staffing, and wages, Gord Fischer, the Canadian Union of Postal…

Brown, Georgetown Grad Employees File for Union Elections
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Brown, Georgetown Grad Employees File for Union Elections

Grad employees at Brown University and Georgetown University have given notice of their intent to hold union elections. This will set the stage for union  recognition. At Brown, a strong majority of the 1,250 graduate employees have indicated support for their union, Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees, and at Georgetown, a similarly robust majority…

NYC ExpressCare Medical Clinics
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NYC ExpressCare Medical Clinics

NEW YORK, NY – New York City is opening ExpressCare clinics throughout the five boroughs.  Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst – one of three new urgent care centers in operation will provide faster access to medical care for patients who face non-life-threatening conditions. Its expected that these health facilities, open 7 days a week, will ease overcrowding in…

A new NLRB decision will open up unions to more lawsuits
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A new NLRB decision will open up unions to more lawsuits

Reprinted from: Ucomm Radio The new policy says that Unions that don’t properly process workers’ grievances will now be presumptivelynlrb considered liable unless they can prove otherwise, a change that could cause a major increase in litigation. Similarly, a union’s failure to keep a worker fully apprised of its efforts to pursue a grievance “constitutes…

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