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USW 1999: Trump 'Lied His Ass Off' - Carrier Sends 550 Jobs To Mexico, Gets $7M

December 9, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

 
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Indianapolis, IN - Chuck Jones, President of United Steelworkers Local 1999 at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, says Trump "lied his ass off" about saving Carrier jobs from being sent to Mexico. 

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Fort Worth Symphony Nears Strike Settlement

December 8, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Forth Worth, TX - After strike that lasted nearly three months, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and its musicians reached a tentative contract agreement Dec. 3.

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Anti-Union Groups Plan New Cases for Trump Supreme Court

December 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The likelihood of Donald Trump naming new justices to the Supreme Court has spurred anti-union groups to prepare new attempts to overturn labor-law protections.

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AFT : Betsy Devos Wants To De-Fund Public Education

December 7, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - [Randi Weingarten]: "The nominee for the Secretary of Education slot is the most ideological and anti-public education nominee that any party has ever selected.

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California State Workers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

December 8, 2016 

By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - California’s largest state-employee union announced Dec. 3 that it had reached a tentative deal for a new contract, canceling a one-day strike that had been scheduled for Dec. 5.

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Michigan Legislators Prepare Assault on Pensions

December 7, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lansing, MI - In a move reminiscent of the way they pushed through a law banning the union shop in December 2012, Republican legislators in Michigan have introduced a raft of bills in their lame-duck session to cut retired public workers’ benefits.

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