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Labor News Round-Up

April 26, 2011

DOMESTIC

NLRB to sue Arizona, South Dakota over anti-card check laws.

NLRB blocks Boeing plant relocation, declares it illegal retaliation.

Air traffic controllers union presses for naps.

WI union battle affects local races.

MA unions fight State House speaker’s bid to restrict collective
bargaining
rights.

Illinois State Senate approves education reform bill.

NM Supreme Court orders Gov. Martinez to reinstate dismissed labor
relations board members.

Churches weigh in in union rights debate.

SEIU plans to canvass in 17 cities over union rights.

IBEW members rally against coal plant shutdown in Chicago.

Las Vegas University Medical Center workers reject 2% pay cut.

Blue Cross Blue Shield locks out 400 workers in Buffalo.

Honeywell locks out 228 in Illinois.

TSA workers heading to a runoff election.

Michigan seeking $95m in concessions from corrections officers.

Associated Press reaches deal with News Media Guild.

UFW pushing for card check bill in CA.

L.A. city worker unions agree to raise retirement contributions.

Pittsburgh teachers union accused of “trying to lace” school board election.

INTERNATIONAL

Argentine oil workers end strike.

UK: House of Commons proposes 50% strike vote threshhold for emergency
and transport workers.

UK: Teachers union calls for transparency over head teacher pay.

Botswana: public sector workers allege government strikebreaking tactics.

South Africa: Metalworkers protest at Japanese embassy over Bridgestone lockout.

Italy: Fiat workers agree to concessions in exchange for investment in plant.

Finland: Nokia engineers prepare for mass layoffs.

Air Namibia reaches deal with workers.

Sri Lankan government set to extend pension scheme to private sector workers.

South Korea: rail union blames KORAIL derailment on staff cuts.

France: Factory workers strike because management speaks only English.

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