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Labor News Round-Up

March 22, 2011

DOMESTIC

Judge blocks Wisconsin collective bargaining law.

Sit-in at Michigan State Capitol over collective bargaining bills.

Tweaks proposed to Ohio collective bargaining bill.

Oklahoma repeals collective bargaining for nonuninformed workers in 9 cities.

Oklahomoa overhauls state pensions.

Competing Tennessee bills would either prevent teachers for bargaining
over merit, differential pay or ban collective bargaining altogether.

Florida bill would raise retirement age, raise pension contributions.

Missouri bill would restrict lawsuits over workplace injuries.

Missouri Democrats may stall right-to-work bill.

Unions protest budget, pension cuts in Maryland.

Idaho Education Association may call for referendum to overturn new law.

Judge blocks Alabama law banning automatic dues deductions.

Kansas unlikely to pass bill banning automatic dues deductions.

Teachers may strike over Michigan law.

NJ Gov. Christie rejects state workers’ health cost sharing proposal.

19,000 teacher layoffs so far in CA.

CA prison guards reach settlement with state.

Costa Mesa mayor says he was set up over photo of laid-off worker suicide.

2 arrested in protest over Chicago school funding cuts.

SEIU criticizes Mercy Health Partners planned hospital sale in PA.

PA teachers union discussing pay freeze.

Writer’s Guild reaches settlement with Hollywood studios.

NLRB rejects Hyatt’s petition for union election.

UAW, Big Three prepare for bargaining.

Newspaper Guild calls for writers to boycott Huffington Post.

More nonunion construction projects in NYC.

INTERNATIONAL

Bahrain unions extend strike.

UK: 100,000 demonstrate against austerity measures.

Australian Council of Trade Unions pushing for $28 / week minimum wage hike.

Argentina: truckers threaten, call off national transport strike over
embezzlement probe.

General Motors India strike continues.

Solomon Islands public employees demand COLA.

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