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Labor News Round-Up

March 1, 2011

THE PUBLIC SECTOR UNION BATTLE, CONTINUED

Wisconsin: Walker threatens to lay off 1,500 state workers if Senate Democrats don’t return to vote.

Ohio: anti-collective bargaining bill could pass state senate this week.

Indiana vote delayed; Danny Glover joins public worker protests at statehouse.

Tennessee bill aims to strip teachers of collective bargaining rights.

South Carolina bill aims to exempt businesses from federal organizing rights notification. 

Missouri bill aims to restrict dues checkoff.

New Jersey: Police, firefighters protest budget cuts in Trenton.

Providence, RI school district fires all of its teachers.

OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS

Oscar award winners praise union workers.

NFL players plan to decertify union to avoid lockout.

Giant workers fear layoffs in Baltimore.

NUHW files suit against SEIU.

UAW sending organizers to Mexico

INTERNATIONAL

Venezuelan trade unionist sentenced to seven years for leading strike.

South Africa: Xstrata Coal accused of firing HIV-positive mineworkers.

Ireland: Unite union pressures Labour Party not to join Fine Gael.

Canada: Montreal tabloid workers give in following lockout.

Australia: Maersk accused of human trafficking of Filipino employees.

Spain: airport workers threaten strike over Easter.

Nigeria: Health workers suspend strike.

GEORGETOWN PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Joe McCartin on ABC News This Week (see 4:40).

Georgetown students Richard O’Hagan and Amanda Pascrais in USA Today.

Michael Paarlberg on the No Spoon poscast.


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