Labor News And Notes Round-up

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

  • Texas is paying T-Mobile massive amounts in job incentives while the company eliminates jobs
  • Cleveland State University is using out-of-state and undocumented workers in its latest project
  • The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance launched the 'Every Vote Counts' campaign to educate potential voters on civic engagement
  • The Teamsters successfully used a rolling sympathy strike to win a victory against Republic Services
  • SAG and AFTRA merge to form a major union for the entertainment industry
  • BNSF Railways abandoned its planned invasion of its employees' privacy after unions complained
  • Hyatt workers in Seattle are demanding a fair process in seeking to organize
  • Transportation workers are calling for the passage of the RAMP Act
  • The latest 'free trade' agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is being written by corporate interests in secret
  • Mine industry representative Cecil Roberts compared EPA regulations to being killed by the military
  • A pro-working family candidate upset an entrenched incumbent in Milwaukee
  • 12 red states are responsible for 70 percent of public sector job losses in the U.S. last year
  • Boston restaurants owe workers more than $1 million in back wages
  • Quincy, Mass., eliminated responsible employer ordinance provisions
  • Security officers in Hartford, Conn. voted to authorize a strike if an agreement isn't reached with SOS Security
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