Labor News And Notes Round-up

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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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