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Labor News Round-Up

March 15, 2011

DOMESTIC

Wisconsin: Walker signs bill ending collective bargaining rights; Democrats push for recalls.

Ohio: Democrats vow to repeal collective bargaining bill if passes House.

Idaho passes bill gutting bargaining rights for teachers.

Indiana: Thousands rally at statehouse against anti-collective bargaining bills.

Iowa: House passes anti-collective bargaining bill; likely to die in Senate.

Minnesota bill seeks to ban teacher strikes, limit terms of collective bargaining.

Florida bill to ban dues checkoff makes it out of committee.

Missouri Senate to vote on right to work bill.

Missouri House passes card check ban.

New Jersey Governor Christie, public workers at odds over health benefits.

AFL fights House bill to count union election non-votes as no’s.

NYC teachers, lawmakers at odds over ending “Last In, First Out.”

US Postal Service, postal workers reach deal.

Starwood hotels, Hawaii hotel workers reach deal.

RG Steel, steelworkers reach deal.

Unions press EPA to relax pollution controls on coal plants.

Presidents of New York CLC resigns.

Bronx building workers may strike.

Lawyer representing striking Detroit Symphony musicians accused of embezzlement.

Three-day strike at PA’s Pocono Medical Center starts Tuesday.

Six Rite Aids in Cleveland struck.

INTERNATIONAL

General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions calls for strike.

Public workers strike in Italy.

Shoe factory workers strike in Burma.

Dispute over public sector job cuts headed to Australian High Court.

Kenyan utility workers call off strike.

Charges of vote buying in Kenya teachers union election.

British Airways accused of discriminating against pregnant cabin crew.

Maoist union federation in Nepal splits into three factions.

German train drivers on strike.

South African teachers union sorry it called executive council member a satanist.

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