Labor News And Notes Round Up

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

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  • Public workers, union members and employees of utilitty companies are playing a big role in the response to Hurricane Irene.
  • The Communications Workers of America oppose the Department of Justice blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
  • Republican presidential candidates are falling over each other to cut wages in the U.S.
  • Corporate leaders in Texas are seeking to get rid of pensions for teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and state and local workers.
  • The expansion of wireless infrastructure could create 700,000 new jobs.
  • The BlueGreen Alliance supports President Barack Obama's push to fully fund the Surface Transportation bill as a job creator.
  • Of the top 100 corporate chief executives, 25 of them make more money than their own company pays in taxes.
  • A large rock was thrown through the window of San Diego labor leader's house after a right-wing blogger posted details about where she lives.
  • The Economic Policy Institute reports that the U.S./Columbia trade deal would hurt workers in both countries.
  • Working America's Buyer's Remorse campaign continues to put pressure on anti-union Republicans in key states.
  • The NFL Players Association is once again a part of the AFL-CIO.
  • Worplace deaths held steady in 2010, although police officer deaths were up 40 percent.
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