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Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Dallas Pol Says ‘I Hate Organized Labor’ After Losing Vote

DALLAS, Tex.—After the Dallas City Council voted 8-7 to approve the appointment of Nirav Sanghani to the city Civil Service Board, Councilmember Lee Kleinman was irate. The Dallas AFL-CIO had lobbied for Sanghani, 32, as an organizer with the Board of Texas New Era/Jobs with Justice community-labor coalition, saying that he would bring a working-class…

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises
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This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn; More on the Spectrum Strike; FDNY Deaths, and Airport Raises

On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we’re talking about the #CountMeIn movement with Campaign Director Michael Hellstrom and the the fight against so-called “open shop” development in NYC; United Firefighters Association President Gerard Fitzgerald joins us to discuss the latest tragic deaths to hit the FDNY, as well as the problems of trying to…

Oklahoma Teachers Propose $900M Revenue Package
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Oklahoma Teachers Propose $900M Revenue Package

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Three Oklahoma unions have proposed an array of tax increases they say would finance the funding they are demanding to avert a statewide teachers’ strike scheduled for Apr. 2. The plan, released Mar. 23 by the Oklahoma Education Association, the Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers, and the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, would…

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