Labor News And Notes Round-Up

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

  • IAFF Wisconsin's President, Mahlon Mitchell, is running for Lt. Governor
  • The Trans-Pacific Trade Pact would likely end Buy American programs at the federal level
  • American corporations made record profits in 2011
  • Republicans are drastically outspending Democrats in the Wisconsin recall elections
  • Shareholders at five corporations this year have voted against excessive CEO compensation
  • The AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Department has endorsed Barack Obama for president
  • To keep himself in office, Scott Walker is raising millions of dollars outside of Wisconsin
  • The decline of wage growth is dragging down the recovery
  • Public sector job cuts are disproportionately hurting women and African Americans
  • The Connecticut legislature passed legislation giving the right to collectively bargain to home care workers
  • New York City has passed a living wage bill
  • The 99 Percent Spring is calling on Peabody Energy Corp. to pay its fair share of taxes
  • Hotel workers in D.C. have won very favorable contracts in their latest negotiations
  • University of Oregon professors have unionized
  • Florida nurses at HCA hospitals successfully negotiated their first contract in state history
  • 235 limo drivers in New York City have joined the Machinists union
  • Virginia conservatives are fighting the use of a PLA on the second phase of the Silver Line Metrorail, despite the fact that phase one used a PLA successfully
  • Protests of Sotheby's treatment of workers are now in their tenth month
  • An Occupy protester is running against Scott Walker in the Republican primary
  • Is organized labor's pick to replace Scott Walker having trouble?
  • Republicans attacked President Obama on jobs from an overseas call center
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