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Labor News And Notes Round-up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country... International Association of Fire Fighters support the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act, S.1723 The layoffs of local public employees are

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

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International Association of Fire Fighters support the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act, S.1723

  • The layoffs of local public employees are fueling the economic crisis.
  • Cornell University released a study that finds that Project Labor Agreements are expanding job opportunities for veterans, women, and minorities, among others.
  • Abuse of warehouse workers is increasing, but the Department of Labor may be taking action soon.
  • Yahoo! is the latest company to abandon the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Turns out Wall Street is responsible for higher oil and gas prices.
  • Greg Sargent asks the important question: What if working class Americans actually like Occupy Wall Street?
  • Plumbers are not backing "Joe the Plumber" in his possible congressional run.
  • Transport Workers Union President Jim Little's letter of support for Occupy Wall Street.
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and the state's AFL-CIO leaders are supporting Occupy Boston
  • The agreement between United Auto Workers and Ford is headed toward approval.
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