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N.C. Capitol Police Arrest AFGE’S Cox During Workers’ Rights Protest

RALEIGH, N.C.–North Carolina capitol police, obeying a GOP-passed law restricting access to the state capitol building in Raleigh, arrested American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President J. David Cox during the latest “Moral Monday” protest there – this one dedicated to workers’ rights.

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Wal-Mart Workers, Allies Up Activisim Ahead of ‘Black Friday’; NLRB General Counsel Files Labor Law-Breaking Complaint

Wal-Mart Workers, Allies Up Activisim Ahead of ‘Black Friday’; NLRB General Counsel Files Labor Law-Breaking Complaint

“Black Friday,” that annual mad shopping dash – and annual chaos for low-paid retail workers – is scheduled for Nov. 29, but Wal-Mart workers and their allies nationwide aren’t waiting for that to increase their activism against the monster anti-worker retailer.  They’ve started already, notably in Los Angeles.  And the National Labor Relations Board’s top enforcement officer is going after […]

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N.Y. Teachers, Allies Mass March vs. ‘Teach To The Test’

ALBANY, N.Y.—Thousands of New York unionized teachers and their supporters descended on the state capital in Albany on June 8 for a mass march against overrelying on standardized tests to measure schools’ success – the so-called “teach to the test” pressure – and to demand more investment in public schools.

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Communications Workers Board To Locals: Prepare For More Responsibilities

PITTSBURGH —The Communications Workers (CWA) executive board is telling its locals to prepare to take on more responsibilities, as a shifting emphasis by the national union, combined with declining dues, must result in a change of duties. The board posted its statement on the union’s convention website as delegates met in Pittsburgh April 24-26. Also posted: The shifting emphasis to […]

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Miners, Facing Loss of Health Care to Patriot’s Bankruptcy Manipulation, Escalate Protests

CHARLESTON, W. VA. –Thousands of miners and their survivors, facing loss of health care coverage due to bankruptcy code manipulation by Patriot Coal, a set-up-to-fail spinoff from giant Peabody Coal, escalated their protests against the loss. And their campaign is drawing notice – at least from lawmakers representing the areas where Peabody and Patriot operate. The latest chapter in the […]

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