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Labor News Round-Up

December 21, 2010

DOMESTIC

AFL, CtW leaders meet with Obama over tax cuts.

Construction employment up in 20 states.

Titan Tire Co. locks out workers in three states.

Illinois Mitsubishi workers approve pay cuts.

Chula Vista Workers agree to pension reforms.

Durham school bus drivers join Teamsters.

Baltimore Gas and Electric workers vote no union.

Kohler workers in Wisconsin okay contract against union recommendation.

NYC teacher union alleges errors in released evaluations.

Possible strike at West Virginia University hospitals.

NLRB rules against Kaiser Permanente for withholding raises.

Bay area homecare workers win $70,000 in back wages.

INTERNATIONAL

Dozens dead after fire at sportswear factory in Bangladesh.

…Garment workers demand minimum wage law.

Doctors threatening to leave Czech Republic en masse over low pay.

Lula: Brazil at “full employment.”

UK TUC discusses broad strike movement.

Work stoppages in Greece: Transport workers.

…and journalists.

Irish union leader threatens general strike over austerity.

Israeli school teachers approve longer hours for pay raise.

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