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Labor News And Notes Round Up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country... Public workers, union members and employees of utilitty companies are playing a big role in the response to Hurricane Irene. The Communications Workers of

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

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  • Public workers, union members and employees of utilitty companies are playing a big role in the response to Hurricane Irene.
  • The Communications Workers of America oppose the Department of Justice blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
  • Republican presidential candidates are falling over each other to cut wages in the U.S.
  • Corporate leaders in Texas are seeking to get rid of pensions for teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and state and local workers.
  • The expansion of wireless infrastructure could create 700,000 new jobs.
  • The BlueGreen Alliance supports President Barack Obama's push to fully fund the Surface Transportation bill as a job creator.
  • Of the top 100 corporate chief executives, 25 of them make more money than their own company pays in taxes.
  • A large rock was thrown through the window of San Diego labor leader's house after a right-wing blogger posted details about where she lives.
  • The Economic Policy Institute reports that the U.S./Columbia trade deal would hurt workers in both countries.
  • Working America's Buyer's Remorse campaign continues to put pressure on anti-union Republicans in key states.
  • The NFL Players Association is once again a part of the AFL-CIO.
  • Worplace deaths held steady in 2010, although police officer deaths were up 40 percent.
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