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Archive: Dec 2012 (Page 3)

  • Number 24? Michigan Goes Full Steam Ahead with Right to Work

    Posted on Dec 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The end of the Michigan legislative session looks like it will be anything but “lame.” Republicans, including Governor Rick Snyder, have come out in support of “freedom to work” legislation that they hope will pass before the end of the year. The legislation will give all employees the right to work without having to pay any union […]

  • Are Teachers Unions Finally Starting to Learn?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    While the rest of the labor movement forges ahead with its destructive agenda, teachers unions are starting to look like rational actors. Los Angeles teachers are on the brink of joining Newark educators by bucking national trends and will allow student performance-based evaluations. The American Federation of Teachers is proposing a “bar exam” for teachers and higher standards for education training. And Wisconsin […]

  • Lockout Sours for Union Members at Sugar Plants

    Posted on Dec 03, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    For the fourth time, American Crystal Sugar union members rejected the contract proposed by the company. That means the 16-month lockout will continue. This was the closest vote yet, with 55 percent of members rejecting the vote, down from 63 percent in June and at least 90 percent in the two votes prior. The sticking points have remained the […]

  • Fast Food Unionization Was a Slow and Steady Race for Organizers

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    Get ready for labor’s next big campaign: unionizing fast food workers. On Thursday, 200 fast food workers in New York City protested in front of several restaurants. Organizers are calling their group Fast Food Forward.  As Steven Greenhouse at the New York Times reported: Workplace experts said it was by far the largest series of job actions at fast-food restaurants […]