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 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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