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Farm Laborers March on Mexico City
Municipal Government, National

Farm Laborers March on Mexico City

March 18, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Mexicali, Baja California—A march by a group of jornaleros—farm laborers— that began at the U.S. border early this month will culminate with a rally in Mexico City Mar. 17. The jornaleros, mostly members of indigenous ethnic groups, work in San Quintín, a town on the west…

CBO Analysis of the American Health Care Act
Health and Safety, National

CBO Analysis of the American Health Care Act

March 17, 2017 By AFSCME President Lee Saunders Washington, DC – “As if the pleas of doctors, nurses, retirees, hospitals and lawmakers from both parties weren’t enough, now we have 24 million additional reasons to protect the Affordable Care Act. The health care legislation congressional leaders are rushing through to a vote will cause 24 million…

NLRB Reviews Truckers’ Retaliation Complaints
Municipal Government, National

NLRB Reviews Truckers’ Retaliation Complaints

March 17, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – In the last few months, the National Labor Relations Board has seen a wave of complaints from truck drivers about workplace retaliation for trying to unionize—including several from drivers at XPO Logistics and its subsidiaries, who the Teamsters have been trying to organize. In…

Education, National

Grad-Student Union Set Back at Duke U.

March 16, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Durham, NC – The Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent Duke University graduate students Mar. 7, 11 days after it came in almost 300 votes behind in an election. The union would have had to win almost 60% of the 502 challenged ballots…

Telemundo Actors Join SAG-AFTRA
Entertainment, National

Telemundo Actors Join SAG-AFTRA

March 15, 2017   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Miami, FL – Actors at the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo have voted by a 4–1 margin to join SAG-AFTRA, the union announced Mar. 8. “This is a historic moment,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris told the Los Angeles Times. “Those performers deserve to have protection.” Telemundo, owned…

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