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Judge Voids Most of Trump’s Anti-Union Executive Orders
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Judge Voids Most of Trump’s Anti-Union Executive Orders

WASHINGTON, DC—A federal judge has barred the federal government from enforcing most of three executive orders by President Donald Trump intended to weaken federal workers’ labor unions. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled that the President did not have the authority to limit the amount of on-the-job time union officials can spend representing workers…

CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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CWA Opposes T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

WASHINGTON, DC – The Communication Workers of America (CWA) is opposed to the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The union has documented the merger would result in more than 28,000 jobs being lost. This includes around 24,00 jobs  eliminated because of overlapping retail store locations. Since there would be duplicated functions at T-Mobile and Sprint’s headquarters…

Alaska City Workers Protest Expired Contracts
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Alaska City Workers Protest Expired Contracts

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—About 100 people rallied in a park across from City Hall here Aug. 23 to protest that the city’s firefighters, police, and office staff are all working under expired contracts. “If you can’t bargain in good faith, you need to go,” Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami declared, in comments aimed at an apparently absent…

N.E. Pa. Unions Revive Labor Day Festivities
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N.E. Pa. Unions Revive Labor Day Festivities

WILKES-BARRE, Pa.—Labor unions in northeast Pennsylvania are reviving the annual Labor Day parade and festivities, which drew thousands of people to downtown Wilkes-Barre in the early 20th century before fading out in the 1930s. The Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council’s 6th Annual NEPA Labor Day Celebration and Festival Sept. 3 will open with a parade and…

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