Labor News And Notes Round-Up By Kenneth Quinnell Share Share on facebookShare Share on twitterShare Share on redditShare Share on sharethis 12/15/11 10:00am Click here for reuse options! The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country... SEIU tells the harrowing story of workplace violence against nurses. Job misclassification costs workers wages, costs government revenue and prevents local businesses from competeing fairly. Looks like excessive CEO pay played a significant role in the economic crisis. "Right-to-work" laws lead to lower wages for all workers. Verizon fired 40 union members who participated in a strike against the company. Project labor agreements do not cut non-union contractors and workers out of construction projects. Since 2010, the United States has given out five times as much in terms of corporate incentives than the entire European Union. Rep. Mike Michaud calls for an end of loopholes that let corporations avoid taxes. The Labor Relations Institute is teaching companies how to remain "union free." Colt appears to be shutting down its plant in Connecticut that uses UAW labor and moving it to "right-to-work" Florida. A bipartisan group of members of Congress has introduced legislation to punish American corporations that oursource call center operations overseas. A Good Jobs First study shows that most U.S. subsidy programs don't require job creation, don't provide wage standards and don't provide health care. Click here for reuse options!