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Bernie Lands Major Endorsement From Nurses Union

Just in via press release: National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, announces today that it will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Nurses cite how Sanders’ leading platform closely aligns with nurses’ values on a whole host of issues, including rebuilding America’s labor movement to restore workers’ rights and his trailblazing leadership …

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CHICAGO: 22,000 Public School Teachers Go On Strike

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Chicago Teachers Union is on strike and teachers have joined picket lines at schools across the city this morning after the union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday rejected Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Board of Education’s latest proposals. The CTU said it plans to resume contract negotiations with city officials at 9:30 a.m. at …

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GM Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Autoworkers

CNBC reports: General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ month-long strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive raises and bonuses as part of …

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GM Ends Insurance Payments For Striking Workers

ABC News reports: General Motors is no longer paying the health care costs for the tens of thousands of auto workers who went on strike on Monday, shifting the costs instead to a union fund. More than 49,000 union workers walked off their jobs on Sunday night, starting a nationwide strike at General Motors. As negotiations enter their third day …

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United Auto Workers Begin Strike Against GM [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors Sunday night, the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years. The union’s 48,000 hourly workers walked out at 31 GM factories and 21 other facilities, spread across nine states, mostly in the center of the country. It’s the largest strike by any …

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Auto Workers Call Strike Against General Motors

CNBC reports: The United Auto Workers union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. The strike, depending on its length, could easily cost GM hundreds of millions of dollars. The last time the union declared a strike at GM was in 2007. The two-day work stoppage was …

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Bernie Lands First Endorsement From National Union

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders won his first endorsement from a national union on Monday, becoming the second presidential candidate to do so in the 2020 primary. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a 35,000-member union, announced that it is backing Sanders at its convention in Pittsburgh. Sanders delivered a speech to the union’s members on Monday before …

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Bernie Issues Plan To Strengthen Union Worker Rights

Axios reports: Bernie Sanders released a new plan Wednesday that would overhaul labor laws in the U.S. to increase union membership and rights. Why it matters: The Vermont senator is competing for union endorsements against a wide Democratic field. The plan’s release is timed with the Iowa state convention for the AFL-CIO. For unions, the plan would: Allow employees to …

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DOJ Seeks To Break Up Union Of Immigration Judges

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has moved to decertify the union of immigration judges, a maneuver that could muffle an organization whose members have sometimes been openly critical of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement agenda. The department filed a petition on Friday asking the Federal Labor Relations Authority to determine whether the union, the National Association of …

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Trump Rips “Dues Sucking” Unions After Fox & Friends Reports Firefighters Union Endorsed Joe Biden [VIDEO]

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: The International Association of Fire Fighters, a labor union representing more than 300,000 firefighters and emergency medical service providers, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign on Monday. Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade apparently found this very concerning. In a Monday morning interview with the union’s general president, Harold Schaitberger, Kilmeade repeatedly demanded …

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Mayor Pete Joins Striking Workers On Picket Line

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: For the second time, a presidential hopeful joined striking Stop & Shop workers on the picket line. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, Indiana, visited with members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union Friday afternoon in Malden. “This largest private sector labor action strike in three years is sending a message that is going …

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Bernie 2020 Staffers Unionize In Campaigning First

USA Today reports: Workers on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign voted to unionize on Friday, becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize. A majority of the Democrat’s staff signed on to unionize, meaning all current and future employees would be part of the bargaining process for better pay and benefits. The workers, everyone below …

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Flight Attendants Union To Strike If Shutdown Resumes

“Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the shutdown ended, assuming that the crisis had passed. But as your flight attendant, I need to tell you the truth: Everyone is less safe flying today than we were before the shutdown. There is bipartisan support to keep the government open with stable, long-term funding. Americans overwhelmingly support this solution. “But …

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Second Federal Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The National Treasury Employees Union became the second federal employees’ union to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the shutdown. Tuesday’s collective action alleges more than 400,000 federal employees — including tens of thousands of NTEU members — are being forced to work without pay during the partial government closure. The complaint asked that …

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Federal Workers Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

Just in via press release: Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government is violating the law by requiring some federal employees to work without pay during …

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Court Strikes Down Trump’s Orders On Firing Workers

The New York Times reports: A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees. The ruling, issued early Saturday, is a blow to Republican efforts to rein in public-sector labor unions, which states like Wisconsin …

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MISSOURI: Voters Reject Anti-Unions Measure 2-1

The New York Times reports: After a succession of political setbacks in onetime strongholds and a landmark defeat in the Supreme Court, organized labor has notched a hard-won victory as Missouri voters overrode a legislative move to curb union power. A measure on the ballot on Tuesday asked voters to pass judgment on a prospective law barring private-sector unions from …

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Kavanaugh Ruled For Trump In 2012 Casino Union Case

It’s rather interesting that this is just coming to light: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2012 sided with the future U.S. president’s casino in a case over unionization, Bloomberg reported. Kavanaugh threw his weight behind Trump Entertainment Resorts’ successful attempt to end a unionization effort at one of its casinos six years ago. He voted with two other Republican-nominated …

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SCOTUS Deals Major Blow To Public Sector Unions

CNBC reports: The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions. The case, one of the most hotly anticipated of the term, concerns whether public employees can be forced to pay fees that fund the work of public sector unions. Some experts have said that a holding in favor of …

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Trump Backs Union-Busting In SCOTUS Petition

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to overrule a 40-year-old precedent that allows compelling public employees to pay some fees to unions that represent them, an important tool for the U.S. labor movement. It was another dramatic reversal in a high-profile case before the high court, and at least the third time since …

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