The Daily Read – June 21, 2011

By Erica Varlese

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeny struck a deal with Governor Chris Christie to revoke the rights of unions to collectively bargain for health care.

India’s consul general is the target of a forced-labor lawsuit. According to the former worker, Prabhu Dayal only paid his housekeeper $300 per month and forced her to sleep in a storage closet.

The Star Tribune speculates on what the recent Target union vote will mean for organizing efforts in retail stores throughout the country.

A new decision by the National Labor Relations Board may allow New York University Teaching Assistants to finally unionize.

State workers rallied throughout New York to protest upcoming layoffs by Governor Cuomo.

Livery cab drivers struck a deal with the city yesterday in response to the plan to increase Yellow Cab presence in the outer boroughs.  

Tenants testified yesterday before the Rent Guidelines Board to stay the effects of the city’s expired rent laws.

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