Labor News And Notes Round-up

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

  • Unions covering employees that work for Verizon have launched the iWon't campaign, calling on people not to upgrade to the new IPhone on Verizon until the company agrees to a fair contract.
  • Early voting has begun in the election to repeal Ohio Gov. John Kasich's anti-collective bargaining law.
  • Project Labor Agreements help create middle class jobs.
  • Legislators in Massachusetts, including some Democrats are seeking to cut the collective bargaining power of municipal workers.
  • Why is Democrat Jerry Brown blocking unionization of child care workers.
  • The new deal between the United Auto Workers and Ford looks to create 12,000 new jobs in the U.S..
  • The Colombia Action Plan isn't ending the violence against union members or improving workers' rights. Take action to fight the Colombia and Korea and Panama trade deals.
  • The AFL-CIO condemns Bank of America's new fees on debit card usage.
  • Not suprisingly, traditional pension plans are more cost-effective.
  • Cambridge, Mass., is attempting to prevent hotels from outsourcing jobs.
  • The workers furloughed by Republicans during the shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration have won back pay.
  • House Republicans are trying to get rid of a law designed to provide safety for rooftop workers.
  • Republicans are fighting for China at the expense of American workers.
  • General Electric hasn't been paying into their pension plan for decades.
  • The latest labor unions showing their support for Occupy Wall Street are National Nurses United, Laborers' International Union of America, United Steelworkers, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, the American Federation of Musicians, the United Transit Workers, the United Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Also joining in is Working America.
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