Labor News And Notes Round-up

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

  • Wisconsin activists defy Scott Walker's new rules against protests with another Solidarity Sing-Along.
  • One of the State Supreme Court Justices who voted in favor of Scott Walker's union-busting law in Wisconsin got $10,000 from the law firm arguing the case.
  • Take action to demand equal pay for equal work for women retail workers.
  • Wisconsin activists have gathered enough signatures to recall anti-labor State Sen. Van Wanggaard.
  • Main Street takes a closer look at the money Scott Walker is raising to fight the recall efforts against him.
  • The National Labor Relations Board announced a new rule that would make union elections more effective and easier to conduct.
  • House Republicans go on vacation without extending unemployment insurance for struggling Americans.
  • The Obama administration is proposing a new rule that would allow home care workers to qualify for minimum wage and overtime protections.
  • American Airlines maintains a $30 million town house in London for executives while filing for bankruptcy.
  • Chris Rebholz, who appeared in a Scott Walker ad as a "small businessman," is actually a billionaire outsourcer to China.
  • House Democrats are calling for criminal charges in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
  • The New York Times gave its CEO $4.5 million while asking union workers to take a 26 percent pay cut.
  • Another project labor agreement, this one in Massachusetts, shows success using both union and non-union shops.
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