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Labor News Round-Up

May 11, 2011

DOMESTIC

GOP senators vow to block Obama’s NLRB nominees.

New Hampshire House approves right to work legislation.

Missouri Senate may vote on RtW bill soon.

Layoffs of Conn. state workers begin.

Nevada bills would make it easier to fire teachers.

Dispute over Kansas unemployment bill.

Unions sue Iowa Gov. Branstad over PLAs.

CA Teachers Association rallies against budget cuts.

Chicago Teachers Union objects to part of IL school reform bill.

OH teachers agree to dues hike to fight state collective bargaining law.

NEA endorses Obama.

AFSCME seeks yearly review of Exxon Mobil CEO compensation.

Pilots call for US Airways‘ VP for safety to be fired.

Washington Hospital Center, nurses ratify contract.

Tufts Medical Center, nurses reach TA.

Steelworkers, RG Steel ratify contract.

L.A. city union chief accused of theft.

INTERNATIONAL

UK: London Tube strike called off.

Kenya’s COTU plans strike over minimum wage.

S. Africa: Unions oppose Wal-Mart merger with Massmart.

Canada: Saskatchewan health workers back on job after one day strike.

Canada: Mexican Consulate accused of blacklisting union-sympathizing
migrant workers.
Pakistan: Power company, union trade accusations over Karachi blackout.

Transport unions reopen Senegal-Gambia border.

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