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New Hampshire Next to Ban Union Shop?
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New Hampshire Next to Ban Union Shop?

January 14, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Concord, NH – A state Senate committee voted 3-2 Jan. 10 along party lines to approve a bill to outlaw the union shop, after a four-hour hearing jammed with hundreds of angry union members. The measure would make it illegal for unions to charge nonmembers fees…

AFL-CIO Urges Trump for Workers’ Rights in Trade Deals
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AFL-CIO Urges Trump for Workers’ Rights in Trade Deals

January 12, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Will Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. trade representative, a Wall Street lawyer who has criticized China’s trade practices, make demanding workers’ rights a priority during trade negotiations? “While many of the president-elect’s nominations signal an alarming anti-worker agenda, trade is an area where…

UAW: $1B Investment By FCA Shows Commitment To U.S.
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UAW: $1B Investment By FCA Shows Commitment To U.S.

January 11, 2017  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News To hear the audio click the following link Ohio City, OH – Fiat Chrysler’s announcement that it’s investing a billion dollars in Ohio and Michigan auto plants is being embraced by the United Auto Workers Union. UAW President Dennis Williams says it shows Fiat Chrysler’s commitment…

Mexican Soccer Star Says Players Need Union
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Mexican Soccer Star Says Players Need Union

January 11, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Guadalajara, Mexican –  soccer star Rafael Marquez said Jan. 3 that players need an independent union to increase their bargaining power and prevent wage theft. Club owners, he told reporters three days before the Mexican league’s winter-spring season opened, now treat the players “however they want,”…

UCLA Teamsters Plan Five-Day Strike
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UCLA Teamsters Plan Five-Day Strike

January 10, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA – Teamsters Union members at the University of California at Los Angeles will go on strike for five days beginning Jan. 6 to demand higher wages. Members of Local 2010, which represents skilled trade workers at the campus and its affiliated hospitals, have…

WIn Week In Review:
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WIn Week In Review:

January 8, 2017  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News To hear the audio click the following link Washington DC – The U.S. Postal Serice is ending post office services at Staples stores by March. The American Postal Workers Union protested the program for years as about 500 Staples stores did postal work that post office…

Iowa Unions Irate About Governor’s Health Scheme
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Iowa Unions Irate About Governor’s Health Scheme

January 8, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Des Moines, IA – Iowa public-employee unions are irate about Gov. Terry Branstad’s efforts to put state workers under a single health-insurance plan not subject to collective bargaining. Branstad, who now has a Republican majority in both houses of the state legislature, calls the current law…

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