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South Dakota to Vote on Allowing Union Fees

August 30, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Pierre, SD - South Dakota law currently prohibits labor unions from charging nonmembers for the costs of representation—but an initiative on the state’s November ballot could change that.

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Connecticut Court Orders Fired Pot-Smoker Reinstated

August 28, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CO - The University of Connecticut acted excessively when it fired a veteran mechanic for smoking marijuana on the job, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Aug. 19.

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California Supreme Court Sustains Teacher Tenure

August 29, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - The California Supreme Court preserved tenure and seniority rights for the state’s teachers Aug. 22. By a 4–3 vote, it refused to review the lower-court decision in Vergara vs. California that held those protections constitutional.

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Boston Transit Janitors Protest Planned Layoffs

August 27, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - With layoffs looming Sept. 1 for as many as one-third of the Boston area’s subway-station cleaners, their union has been ramping up protests at the State House and Massachusetts Transport Building.

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Social Security Must Remain Strong

August 28, 2016 
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial

Washington, DC - Exactly 81 years ago this month, President Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. It’s wonderful that even after all these years, Social Security still stands strong as one of the government’s most successful programs.

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Sysco Mechanics Vote Teamsters

August 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

West Palm Beach, FL -  In another victory for Sysco workers in West Palm Beach, Florida mechanics voted unanimously in favor of joining Teamsters Local 769 in Miami yesterday.

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