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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Labor Support Could Be Important For Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders By Abigail Abrams, November 24 2015, International Business Times When the Laborers’ International Union of North America endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, it marked the Democratic presidential front-runner’s 15th major labor union endorsement. It was the third such indication of support for her in […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Silicon Valley’s labor views indicate a split in the Democratic party By Gregory Ferenstein, November 17, 2015, The Guardian In America’s new era of political realignment, the Republican party is not the only one experiencing a grassroots political coup. A new breed of capitalism-loving and urbanized liberals are demanding an entirely new role […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Unions Push to Establish Bloc of Low-Wage Voters By Eric Morath and Melanie Trottman, November 10, 2015, Wall Street Journal The Fight for $15 movement is seeking not just to influence Americans’ paychecks, but also the country’s upcoming elections. Fast-food workers and other supporters are protesting in many cities on Tuesday, demanding a $15 […] Continue […]

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Labor Union News – Weekly Highlights

L.A. County supervisors approve three-year, 10% pay increase for deputies, firefighters By Abby Sewell, November 3, 2015, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County supervisors approved a new contract for sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and several other employee groups Tuesday, giving them a 10% pay bump over three years. The contracts, adopted on a 5-0 vote […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Labor board seeking injunction over Alliance anti-union efforts By Craig Clough, October 20, 2015, LA School Report The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) will be seeking an injunction in Los Angeles County Superior Court to stop what it says is illegal interference by officials at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools against a unionization […] The […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Los Angeles could use more COIN Editorial, September 1, 2015, Los Angeles Times Last month, when Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson announced a tentative contract with unions representing more than half of the city’s civilian workforce, budget watchdogs clamored for details so they could analyze the potential financial impact. […] The […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Google Express workers want to unionize for higher pay By Kia Kokalitcheva, July 27, 2015, Fortune More than 140 workers at Google Express, the tech giant’s same-day shopping delivery service, are seeking union representation from the Teamsters, the national labor union that already represents shuttle bus drivers for Facebook, Apple, and Yahoo, according to […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Union bills proliferate in California Capitol By Dan Walters, July 21, 2015, Sacramento Bee Only a sixth of California’s wage earners are members of labor unions, but they carry a very big stick in politics. Unions are the largest single source of legislative campaign funds, a recent Sacramento Bee compilation revealed, and among Democrats, […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

As Republican presidential field grows, Californians ponder best choice By Josh Richman. July 14, 2015, San Jose Mercury News Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign launch Monday means 15 GOP candidates now are seeking the White House with at least two more on the way, leaving California Republicans with an embarrassment of riches — […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

State Legislatures Consider Future of American Labor By Jenni Bergal, July 7, 2015, Governing Thousands of protesters rallied outside the state capitol in frigid temperatures in February to express their anger before the state Senate voted. The Assembly held a heated all-night debate. But in the end, the Republican-dominated Wisconsin Legislature passed a […] Continue […]

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Unions in the News – Weekly Highlights

Santa Clara County: Marathon last-ditch bargaining reaps tentative union deal By Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez, June 30, 2015, San Jose Mercury News After a marathon bargaining session that started on Friday and nearly lasted until daybreak Tuesday, a planned strike was averted when a tentative agreement was reached with Santa Clara County’s […] Continue […]

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