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Say No To Fast Track, And Buy American

April 20, 2015
By UAW President Dennis Williams


Washington DC - The announcement by Ford to invest $2.5 billion in Mexico is disappointing, but not any more disappointing than GM’s decision to invest $5 billion in Mexico or similar investments like FCA Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, and now both Toyota and Kia which have announced investments in Mexico.

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Fight for $15 Protests Spread to More Than 230 Cities

April 16, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

From Boston to Birmingham, in Rochester, Richmond, and Raleigh, North Carolina, people in more than 230 cities marched yesterday to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The Service Employees International Union, a main backer of the “Fight for 15” campaign, called it “the largest mobilization of underpaid working people in modern American history.”

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$15 Minimum Would Give Almost Half of Americans a Raise

April 17, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

More than 40% of U.S. workers are paid less than $15 an hour, according to a report released Monday by the National Employment Law Project.

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Chicago Nurses File NLRB Complaint, Eye Strike

April 15, 2015
By LaborPress

Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the hospital of bargaining in bad faith and illegally limiting union representatives’ access to workers. “They are following people around with security and they are standing nearby so that you can’t have a private conversation,” said Jan Rodolfo, Midwest director of National Nurses United.

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School Principals To Congress: Stand With Us!

April 17, 2015
By Diann Woodard President, American Federation of School Administrators


Washington, DC - After years of intensive advocacy by groups representing the nation’s principals, Congress is recognizing the need to dedicate funding specifically to support principal preparation and ongoing professional development.

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Growers Try to Gut California’s Farm Labor Law

April 15, 2015
By LaborPress

One of the country’s largest fruit growers has joined with national anti-union policy groups in an effort to gut California’s Agriculture Labor Relations Act, which enables unions to request a mandatory mediator if growers won’t agree to a first contract. Workers at Gerawan Farming voted to join the United Farm Workers in 1990, but the company has refused to sign a contract for 25 years.

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