Labor News And Notes Round-up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country ... Republicans are trying to kill unemployment insurance by placing unfair restrictions on recipients. Florida Gov. Rick Scott's attempt to privatize state

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The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country ...

  • Republicans are trying to kill unemployment insurance by placing unfair restrictions on recipients.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott's attempt to privatize state prisons failed in the state senate.
  • The AFL-CIO supports the democracy movement in Bahrain.
  • Virginia shipyard workers have joined the Machinists union (IAM).
  • The opposition party in South Korea says they'll undo the Korean free trade agreement if they win the election.
  • The House energy and transportation bill would cost some drivers their rights to a minimum wage and overtime pay.
  • The Communications Workers have ratified a new contract with NBC Universal.
  • A quarter of a million people signed a petition telling Apple to improve conditions at its suppliers' factories.
  • The New Jersey Policemen's Benevolent Association is calling for its members to boycott the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City over union issues.
  • Transport Workers and Communications Workers are joining forces to negotiate and organize at American Airlines.
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