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N.H. House May Slow Union-Shop Ban
Municipal Government, National

N.H. House May Slow Union-Shop Ban

February 13, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Concord, NH – The New Hampshire state House will vote Feb. 16 on a bill to outlaw the union shop that the Senate passed narrowly last month. While Republicans have a 226-174 majority, not all GOP legislators are behind the bill. “A lot of people don’t…

University Sends USA Jobs Overseas
Education, National

University Sends USA Jobs Overseas

February 11, 2017  By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher San Francisco, CA – The University of California San Francisco is planning to reduce costs by hiring cheaper foreign workers. Its disgraceful that UC Board of Regents’ is scheming to offshore USA jobs. UC San Francisco plans to lay off dozens of information technology workers. But first,…

Federal Workers Plot Resistance to Trump Policies
Municipal Government, National

Federal Workers Plot Resistance to Trump Policies

February 11, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Workers at several federal agencies are developing ways to resist Trump administration policies, from his ban on refugees entering the country to his attempt to cancel ads urging people to sign up for Obamacare. Health and Human Services Department employees were able to…

Senators Join Steelworkers at Rexnord Rally
Municipal Government, National

Senators Join Steelworkers at Rexnord Rally

February 11, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Indianapolis, IN – About 150 people joined Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Feb. 2 for a rally at a downtown hotel to support workers at the Rexnord Corp.’s ball-bearing plant here, which the company plans to close and move its 300 jobs to…

IBEW Wins Union Vote at Baltimore Utility
Municipal Government, National

IBEW Wins Union Vote at Baltimore Utility

February 9, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Baltimore, MD – Workers at the Baltimore area’s largest utility company have voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The 741-610 vote last month at Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. came after four unsuccessful organizing campaigns in the last 20 years, the most recent…

National Labor Relations Board Names Paul Murphy To Head Buffalo Regional Office
Municipal Government, National

National Labor Relations Board Names Paul Murphy To Head Buffalo Regional Office

February 9, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell To read more click on the following link Washington, DC – National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting Chairman Philip Miscimarra and General Counsel Richard Griffin, Jr. have named Paul Murphy as the new Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 3 Office in Buffalo, New York. The Region…

Montreal Taxi Drivers Can Sue Uber for C$300 Million
Municipal Government, National

Montreal Taxi Drivers Can Sue Uber for C$300 Million

February 7, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Montreal, Canada – Taxi drivers in Montreal and Quebec City can file a class-action lawsuit against Uber for lost revenues, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled Jan. 23. “This is the first big victory for the taxi industry against Uber,” Marc-Antoine Cloutier, a lawyer representing the…

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