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Labor News Round-Up

February 2, 2011

DOMESTIC

States vow to fight federal government over card check laws.

California Supreme Court OKs cities to lay off employees without union consultation.

NH state legislature considers overturning contract succession law.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds project labor agreements.

…Idaho state legislature moves to ban them.

Montana state employees rally for raises.

Long-delayed union vote at seven CHP hospitals in Ohio; most vote no union.

VA Chamber of Commerce releases new book, “Maintaining Non-Union Status.”

New York CLC president under fire.

NYC firefighters sue city over staffing reductions.

INTERNATIONAL

New labor federation forms in Egypt, calls for general strike.

Spain overhauls pensions, sets retirement age at 67.

Argentina: Grains port strike continues.

Youth unemployment in Great Britain reaches highest recorded level.

Canada: Thousands of steelworkers rally for pensioners in lockout.

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