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Spending large sums in state labor battles adds to unions’ problem of losing members

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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U.S. labor unions dealing with a steady decline in membership are now faced with the additional challenge of having to spend large millions to fight Republican-backed, anti-union efforts.

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Organized labor: a bad year (with a few bright spots)

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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American labor unions have been playing defense for the past four decades, but 2012 was a particularly rough year for the movement.

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Time runs short to avert potentially crippling dockworker strike

December 28, 2012 Leave a comment

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NEW YORK — In just a few days, a walkout by thousands of dock workers could bring commerce to a near standstill at every major port from Boston to Houston, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find…

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Chicago Teachers Union chief uses Sandy Hook to bash Teach For America

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

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Only days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the head of the nation’s third-largest teachers union is blaming Teach For America for helping

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Meet the Bosses of the Ohio Education Association | RedState

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

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Ohio Education Association (OEA) President Patricia Frost-Brooks was paid $267,916 in dues taken from Ohio teachers during fiscal year 2012, according to the union’s latest staff and officer data submitted to the U.S.

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Longshoremen may strike at East Coast, Gulf ports

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

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The union representing 14,500 dockworkers in East and Gulf Coasts ports, including Philadelphia, and management for shipping lines and port employers are lurching toward a possible crippling strike next week.

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NLRB files union-busting complaint against UPMC

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

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PITTSBURGH—The National Labor Relations Board says officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have tried to intimidate service and maintenance workers from unionizing by implicitly threatening to fire them or otherwise retaliating…

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