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Iowa AFSCME Sues to Void ‘Draconian’ Bargaining Law

February 23, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia

Des Moines, IA - USA The union representing 40,000 Iowa public employees filed a lawsuit in state court here Feb. 20 arguing that the new law drastically restricting their collective-bargaining rights violates the state constitution.

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AT&T, CWA Extend Contract

February 22, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - AT&T and the Communications Workers of America agreed Feb. 11 to extend their about-to-expire contract while talks continue.

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COLA Increase for APWU

February 23, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Iowa Unions Rush to Ink Contracts Before Law Passes

February 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cedar Rapids, IA - Public-sector unions in several Iowa cities are rushing to reach new contracts before the state enacts a law that would kill their ability to bargain over benefits.

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Santander Bank U.S. Workers Launch Union Organizing Drive

February 23, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Dallas, TX - Bank workers Tuesday started a struggle for unionization in the U.S. 15,000 bank workers at Spain-based Santander Bank are declaring their intentions to form a union.

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Sexual Harassment Suits at Puzder’s Restaurants

February 19, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - On the eve of Secretary of Labor nominee and CKE Restaurants CEO, Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing before the Senate HELP Committee, restaurant worker Jamie Dinkins will file sexual harassment charges against her employer, the CKE-owned Hardee’s fast food franchise.

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