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Labor News And Notes Round-up

The latest stories from the front lines of the labor fight across the country... American Federation of Teachers members support the American Jobs Act. House and Senate leaders reached an agreement on a clean reauthorization bill for the

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

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American Federation of Teachers members support the American Jobs Act.

  • House and Senate leaders reached an agreement on a clean reauthorization bill for the FAA, but Tom Coburn is blocking it over squirrels and bike paths, meaning the FAA is likely to shut down.
  • House Republicans have pushed through their bill gutting the National Labor Relations Board. Hundreds of experts argue that the bill is unprecedented and is a bad idea.
  • We're No. 1! The U.S. has the weakest labor protections among rich countries!
  • National Nurses United continues its push to force Wall Street to pay for fixing the problems it created with the financial meltdown.
  • The Chamber of Commerce is advertising against labor laws.
  • The strike by Hyatt workers ends tonight, but a boycott of selected hotels continues (follow the link for details).
  • Workers in West Virginia, New Hampshire and Michigan are having success fighting off "right-to-work" laws. The Economic Policy Institute shows why Michigan's proposal is a bad idea.
  • In the Pacific Northwest, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union battle for the rights of workers and the fight is heating up.
  • Median household income declined last year and poverty went up, something working families could've already told you.
  • Darrell Issa wants to lay off lots and lots of teachers.
  • LIUNA members support the extension of the Federal Transportation Spending Plan.

    By the way, if you aren't reading Laura Clawson's labor writing at Daily Kos, you are missing out on the best in the business...

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