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Chicago: Story about Rohingya Muslim airport workers is instructive

Thanks to Joanne for sending this story about supposed discrimination against non-English speaking workers at O’Hare airport in Chicago.

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Refugee Resettlement Program

Labor Briefing: January 2017


Good News, Bad News From SEIU—In recent years, this paper has often had good news to report about the two-million member Service Employees International Union. 892 more words


Today’s News & Commentary — December 29, 2016

One of the nation’s largest labor unions is preparing to respond to Trump with less.  Writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, Josh Eidelson reports that an internal memo shows the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is planning a 30 percent budget cut over the next year.   301 more words

On Labor

Yvonne Walker


For 20 years, Yvonne Walker has dedicated her life to serving the people of California through public service. Yvonne began working for the State of California at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1995 as a legal secretary. 356 more words

Women Entrepreneurs

California SEIU contract includes 9 to 19 percent raises for many workers

From Sacramento Bee: A proposed contract for state government’s largest union includes dozens of special pay raises for certain workers that could increase their salaries by as much as 19 percent next year… 547 more words


Losing Gracelessly

With Clinton’s embrace of an electoral recount, it is clear that she cannot accept defeat with grace, nor does she hold our nation in the same regard as Tilden or Lee.

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California Seeks To Block State Employee Strike On Monday

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A state board that oversees labor relations asked a judge to prohibit California’s largest public-employee union from encouraging some of its members to participate in a one-day strike planned for Monday. 352 more words