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The Truth About Friedrichs

November 27, 2015
By Michael Mulgrew UFT President:

Reprinted: New York Teacher

New York, NY - The U.S. labor movement today faces perhaps the gravest threat to its existence since the creation of our modern system of labor law and collective bargaining in 1935. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, the plaintiffs challenge the “fair share” requirement that public-sector workers in unionized jobs who choose not to join their union must still pay their fair share of the cost of union representation and services.

Obama destroyed XL pipeline

November 27 2015
By John Floyd 
Reprinted: http: 

It is now official President Obama has destroyed all chances of an approval for the Keystone XL pipeline. The denial of permits for TransCanada at this time means TransCanada will have to start the permitting process all over again.

LIUNA Endorses Clinton for President

November 27, 2015
By LIUNA President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, D.C. - LIUNA is proud to endorse Secretary Clinton for President of the United States. The strong, proud and united members of LIUNA will be on the frontlines of the 2016 elections; on the streets, knocking on doors, making calls and encouraging family, friends, and neighbors to elect Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States.

Clinton Plan: Improving  Services for Seniors

November 27, 2015
By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Washington, DC — SEIU President Mary Kay Henry comments on Hillary Clinton’s plan to address the care economy vital for America’s seniors and people with disabilities.“Our nation’s home care providers make it possible for our seniors and those with disabilities to continue living at home with dignity and independence.

APWU Says Postal Banking Can Be Reality

November 26, 2015
By Bob Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington DC - The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has called on the US Postmaster General Megan Brennan to “make postal banking a reality now”. The APWU is backing the Campaign for Postal Banking.

CWA Charges Alcatel-Lucent with Illegally Raiding Retirees' Health Care Money

November 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. -- The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is seeking a temporary restraining order against Alcatel-Lucent to block its illegal plans to use money slated for retirees' health care to cover its own pension funding obligations.

San Antonio Hotel Workers Win First Union Contracts

November 25, 2015
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

After more than five years of organizing by UNITE HERE, the two large Hyatt chain hotels on San Antonio’s Riverwalk tourist attraction have signed five-year contracts with the union.

Ford, GM Contracts Ratified

November 24, 2015
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

United Auto Workers members at Ford narrowly ratified a new four-year contract Nov. 20, with 51% of production workers and 52% of skilled-trades workers voting yes.


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