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Labor News Round-Up

April 5, 2011

DOMESTIC

Ohio Gov. Kasich signs collective bargaining bill into law.

…Opponents push for referendum.

700 anti-union bills pending in almost every state.

Tennessee Republican legislators propose to strip teachers of union rights.

Wisconsin union law hangs in balance with state Supreme Court race.

Nebraska Gov. Heineman takes aim at unions.

Connecticut Republican legislators take aim at shop steward work.

NH House passes right to work bill; Gov. Lynch pledges to veto.

Illinois Republican legislators call for Gov. Quinn to renegotiate.

Michigan teachers may strike over budget cuts; Republicans increase strike fines.

Florida senate panel passes anti-PLA bill.

Union rallies to commemorate MLK assassination in Indiana

Oklahoma

Florida

North Carolina

and elsewhere

NTEU and NFFE rally federal workers against government shutdown.

Supreme Court considers Wal-Mart sex discrimination case.

SEIU files charges against Raynor for financial misconduct.

UAW membership up for first time in 6 years.

Huffington Post Union of Bloggers launches site.

Aramark food service workers at Georgetown win recognition.

INTERNATIONAL

Honduran teachers back to work after nationwide strike.

Gabon oil workers, government reach agreement.

Zambia: Shoprite fires all union workers nationwide following strike.

Scotland teachers union polls members over government pay proposal.

Canada: Ontario legislature rejects bill banning replacement workers.

KALMANOVITZ IN THE NEWS

KI Director Joe McCartin writes op-ed for CNN.

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