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Today's News & Commentary — November 25, 2014

Union leaders issued statements following last night’s release of the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black youth Michael Brown in Ferguson more than three months ago. 392 more words

On Labor

At Newark rally, praise for Obama's executive immigration action; Latina labor leaders say move "stole thunder" from Christie's 2016 ambitions

NEWARK – A small crowd of about 50 labor leaders, community members and elected officials in Newark on Friday applauded a big move by U.S. President Barack Obama. 613 more words

Union: Security Guards Watching Sacramento City Hall, Crocker Art Museums No-Shows

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The city of Sacramento is cutting ties with a private security company amid accusations the company paid millions to guard public buildings hasn’t put guards on duty where it’s paid to. 149 more words


Fast Food News - November 10

This post is part of an ongoing of series on the fast food organizing movement. You can read all our Fast Food News here. 530 more words

On Labor

Guest Post: Can Unions Turn a Seventh Circuit Defeat Into a Victory?

Andrew Strom is Associate General Counsel of SEIU Local 32BJ.

In July, the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in a long-running dispute between the Congress Plaza Hotel and Unite-Here Local 1. 396 more words

Guest Post

Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

Originally published in Baltimore City Paper on October 28, 2014.

On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the game set to begin later that afternoon, about two dozen workers and community supporters formed a picket line outside the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on Pratt Street to demand the right to form a union. 859 more words