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Labor News And Notes Round-up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country ... Workers at two Southern California carwashes have their first contracts since joining the United Steelworkers The National Union of Healthcare Workers and the

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

  • Workers at two Southern California carwashes have their first contracts since joining the United Steelworkers
  • The National Union of Healthcare Workers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are looking to work together more closely
  • Cory McCray walks through the process of a union election and the lengths a company will go through to stop a union
  • Brooklyn grocery store workers are fighting for overtime pay and against wage theft
  • A new report shows that restaurants in the U.S. widely discriminate against and exploit female workers
  • Sears is laying off workers in Illinois after taking millions in subsidies from the state
  • State and local governments have laid off nearly 700,000 workers since the beginning of the recession
  • Republicans want to cut the minimum wage for tipped workers
  • Florida Republicans are attempting to prevent local governments from passing laws to enforce wage theft laws
  • 200,000 signatures have been gathered to repeal Michigan's emergency finanacial manager rule, enough to get it on the November ballot
  • Apple's Foxconn manufacturers in China are raising some salaries by 25 percent, caving to immense pressure online and elsewhere
  • St. Louis fire fighters are fighting to save their pensions
  • Seattle port truck drivers return to work but the issues from the strike aren't yet resolved
  • Arizona's anti-union legislation would cost local governments hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • States that cut the most government spending have lost the most jobs
  • Oklahoma Republicans are trying to pass a rule that would allow taxpayers or their representatives the absolute right to control union money
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