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Listen to CWA podcast episode two!

The new podcast from Metropolitan State’s Communication, Writing and the Arts (CWA) department has a second episode available now for listening. The podcast, titled On Track: Conversations with CWA faculty, is an idea developed by Anne Aronson, CWA professor, and Fred Carpenter, community faculty, as a way to communicate ideas to students in a new way. 93 more words

Announcements

Gold watch? Fountain pen? For 25th anniversary, AT&T guts MN workers' sick leave

Members of Local 7250 of the Communications Workers of America called a grievance strike yesterday. About 200 workers picketed outside AT&T’s offices downtown Minneapolis in support of their longest-tenured co-workers, who have seen requests for sick pay denied by the company. 505 more words

Politics

AT&T workers in Minneapolis strike over sick pay for longest-serving employees

Workers in AT&T’s credit collections department walked off the job in Minneapolis this afternoon, joining a “grievance strike” to demand AT&T stop denying sick pay to its longest-serving employees… 447 more words

Union Events

Superior court hearing on pen/ben case postponed

A hearing in round two of the legal battle between New Jersey public labor unions and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration over the state’s pension and benefit payments has been postponed pending the Supreme Court’s decision on its own case, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson… 41 more words

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Listen to the new CWA podcast!

Metropolitan State’s Communication, Writing and the Arts (CWA) department has a new podcast to discuss issues related to this expansive field of study. The podcast, titled On Track: Conversations with CWA faculty, is created by Anne Aronson, professor, CWA. 52 more words

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Rosenstein encouraged by high court hearing on pen/ben battle

TRENTON — The state director of one of the organizations behind a controversial lawsuit between public sector labor unions and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration over the funding of a broken pension benefits system said she was encouraged by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s hearing on the case here today. 429 more words

CWA state director assails Christie pen/ben plan with court hearing in sight

TRENTON – The head of New Jersey’s largest public workers union made it clear after a review of the legal history of the ongoing court battle over the future of the state pensions and benefit program that the union’s position is not up for review. 351 more words

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