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"New GOP Meaning Of Terrorist Warnings": What’s A 'Credible Threat' In Wisconsin? Unions

On Tuesday evening, a Republican committee chairman in the Wisconsin state senate, Stephen Nass, cut short a hearing on an anti-union bill, citing a “credible threat” that union members were about to disrupt the proceedings. 368 more words

Democracy

To Tom Balanoff and the SEIU: Join me in song.

SEIU President Tom Balanoff.

My grandfather was a rabbi. My dad was one his four sons. My uncle Ben became a cantor, but all all… 261 more words

Chicago Mayor's Race

Attorney General Kamala Harris OKs Sale Of 6 Acute-Care Hospitals In Bay Area, SoCal

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris Friday conditionally approved a plan by the Daughters of Charity Health System to sell six non-profit acute care hospitals in the Bay Area and Southern California, a move opposed by a health care workers’ union and Santa Clara County officials. 817 more words

News

Unions blast immigration ruling; vow to stand with immigrant workers

Two unions have condemned a ruling by a federal judge that temporarily halts implementation President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform.

In November President Obama issued an executive order giving 4 to 5 million immigrant workers living in the US without immigration documents an opportunity to come out of the shadows and live and work in the US with dignity and without fear. 502 more words

A $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis? Backers look to Seattle for blueprint

More than 100 activists gathered in a Minneapolis union hall last night to begin the work of raising the minimum wage within city limits to $15 per hour. 843 more words

Organizing

In nod to organizing efforts, Dayton appoints AirServ worker to MAC

Low-wage workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport now have a voice on the airport’s governing body, thanks to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.

Last week Dayton filled two vacancies on the… 518 more words

Politics

SEIU Continues to Win Adjunct Professor Elections Across the U.S.

Adjunct professors and other contingent faculty at three California colleges recently voted in favor of joining the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In its campaign to garner support, the SEIU cited the workers’ low wages, lack of benefits, and poor job security. 156 more words

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