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Virtual School Teachers In California Win A Victory for Online Charter Schools
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Virtual School Teachers In California Win A Victory for Online Charter Schools

December 2, 2015 By JoAnne Powers Workers Independent News Virtual school teachers in California recently won a major victory in the effort to organize the state’s charter schools. The state’s Public Employee Relations Board ruled in October that 750 teachers working for the state’s largest online charter school, California Virtual Academies, could be represented by…

APWU: Postal Privatization Risks Loss of Family Supporting Jobs
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APWU: Postal Privatization Risks Loss of Family Supporting Jobs

November 28, 2015 By JoAnne Powers, Workers Independent News http://www.laborradio.org While some claim the postal service is going broke and are pushing to privatize it, instead it is still managing to make a profit and costs nothing to taxpayers, despite a 2006 law requiring them to pre-fund retiree health care 75 years in advance and…

Walmart Workers Vow Five Weeks of Aggressive
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Walmart Workers Vow Five Weeks of Aggressive

November 28, 2015 By JoAnne Powers, Workers Independent News http://www.laborradio.org/ For a decade, labor activists have used the biggest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to call out the world’s largest employer, Walmart, for their poverty wages and mistreatment of workers.

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UPS Ordered to return $1.2 Million to NYS

By Tara jessup October 27, 2015 NEW YORK – Some UPS employees violated the law by recording inaccurate delivery times on packages sent via UPS next-day delivery services by government customers. That resulted in premium-priced packages that appeared to be delivered by their guaranteed commitment times when, in fact, they were not.

1199SEIU Gains Raises for Cape Cod Healthcare Workers
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1199SEIU Gains Raises for Cape Cod Healthcare Workers

October 1, 2015 By John Quinn, LaborPress USA Cape Cod, MA – 1199SEIU has successfully negotiated raises for nearly 2,000 Cape Cod healthcare workers. Staff of  Cape Cod Healthcare including clinical social workers, clinicians, professional and technical employees, clerical employees, service employees and maintenance workers will be gaining a generous package of benefit and pay…

California Lawsuit Challenges Teachers’ Union Dues over dues
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California Lawsuit Challenges Teachers’ Union Dues over dues

April 10, 2015 By LaborPress In a lawsuit paid for by the charter-school advocates StudentsFirst, four California teachers are claiming that it’s unfair for them not to have a voice in union affairs because they’ve refused to become members. The four, who pay fees to cover collective-bargaining costs but not the 30-40% of dues that…

Principals Union Ratifies Contract
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Principals Union Ratifies Contract

January 2, 2015 By Christopher Balchin Ferocious onslaughts against unions are taking place not only in the United States, but also elsewhere. For example, since 1948 people living in Britain have had the inestimable good fortune of having a free, government-run, not-for-profit health care system: the National Health Service, staffed by unionized doctors, nurses and…

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