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Will a lockout at a talc plant help Democrat Jon Tester save his Senate seat? Read Story
The University of Chicago ignored a student union’s request for recognition, which prompted students to protest. Read Story
Apple is investigating reports that one of its parts suppliers is illegally using high school students on its assembly line. Hong Kong-based human right Read Story
McDonald's is adding new career and academic advising tools for workers, the fast-food giant announced on Tuesday. Read Story

The Labor Department wants stricter financial reporting requirements for labor organizations and their affiliates. Labor groups almost certainly will challenge the plan in court as they have in the past, sources told Bloomberg Law.

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City leaders joined striking hotel workers  outside the Ritz-Carlton yesterday to urge Marriott to strike a “fair” settlement with its union employees. Read Story
The National Labor Relations Board is extending the time for submitting comments regarding its proposed rulemaking concerning the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act for an additional 30 days.  The submission window is currently open and interested parties may now file comments on or before Thursday, December 13, 2018.  Comments replying to the comments submitted during the initial comment period must be received by the Board on or before December 20, 2018.   Public comments are invited on all aspects of the proposed rule and should be submitted either electronically to www.regulations.gov, or by mail or hand-delivery to Roxanne Rothschild, Acting Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street S.E., Washington, D.C. 20570-0001. Click here to read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments in the Federal Register. Click here to read the original announcement regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read Story
National Grid PLC gas workers in Massachusetts are taking their labor dispute to investors as 1,250 union members enter month five of a lockout. Read Story
The Organised Labour has called on the Federal Government to stop toying with the rights of workers in the country and implement the new national minimum wage, or risk not being voted for in the upcoming general elections in 2019 ... Read Story
Even in Trump country, pro-union sentiment is rising. But can labor and its allies turn that sentiment into power?... Read Story
The Labor Department wants stricter financial reporting requirements for labor organizations and their affiliates. Labor groups almost certainly will challenge the plan in court as they have in the past, sources told Bloomberg Law. Read Story
The National Labor Relations Board isn’t providing the details Democrats want about its decision to change current regulations about when multiple companies share joint liability for labor law violations. Read Story
Support staff at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, will decide whether to authorize their union representatives to call a strike, The Blade reported. Read Story
The chants rang out all day, every day of TwitchCon. “Check out! Check out! What do we want? A new contract! When do we want it? Now!” As Twitch’s massive convention spilled out into the streets of downtown San Jose, California last weekend, it was impossible to miss the workers on strike in front... Read Story
Nurses voted overwhelmingly not to form a union at the St. Albans hospital last week. Supporters of the union claimed administrators violated the labor law in the run up to the vote. Read Story
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced Monday evening that Montreal is the next target of its rotating strikes. Read Story
Alt-labor describes the informal coalition of organizations that is pushing to advance workers' rights in the wake of decreased union membership. Read Story
The ruckus is ruining the vacation for some, but not all. Read Story
Commuters depending on public transport buses may face hardship as unions of DTC employees will be on strike on Monday. Read Story
The Union of Northern Workers (UNW) says three days of mediation talks with the Government of the Northwest Territories have failed. Read Story
Protesters demand affordable health care, raised wage floor... Read Story
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Six months after a weeklong teacher walkout, education has been a focal point in midterm races up and down the ballot. Read Story
A group of healthcare workers at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Calif., wants  to decertify their union, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Read Story
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Some 30,000 marchers have taken to the streets of Glasgow to support teachers campaigning for a 10% pay rise, organisers have said. Read Story
The rally started in Kelvingrove Park and wound its way to George Square, calling for the Scottish Government to improve teachers' pay and working conditions.... Read Story
About 300 employees picketed UCD Medical Center on the last day of a strike. Union leaders said worker shortages caused patient appointments to be postponed; UC leaders said the strike affected gastrointestinal appointments. Read Story
Scotland’s largest teaching union organised the event, with the turnout hailed as ‘absolutely magnificent’. Read Story
Campaign to increase the minimum wage has boosted its efforts ahead of elections, targeting low-income communities of color... Read Story
Marvin Miller, who freed Major League Baseball players from virtual serfdom, would be angry as hell at the team's behavior in Boston. Read Story
Ford says powerful interests are trying to thwart his changes which include cancelling the $1 hike to the $14-an-hour minimum wage and eliminating two paid sick days for Ontario workers as of Jan.1... Read Story
In states across the nation, public school teachers are going out on strike. What does that tell us about the future of labor in America?On February 22, 2... Read Story
After seven months of negotiations, Harvard and its largest union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract Thursday morning. Read Story
The private equity business model is to strip assets from companies that they acquire.The latest victims: retail grocery chains... Read Story
The House appears ready to begin ratcheting up the pressure on National Grid to end its lockout of more 1,250 union gas workers, reviving a three-m... Read Story
SAG-AFTRA will hold a mock “bake sale” at the New York offices of Bartle Bogle Hegarty because the ad agency claims "they can’t afford union talent."... Read Story
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — A strike by Argentina’s truck drivers’ union ended just hours after it began on Oct. 24, after the government said it would take measures to lessen the impact of high inflation and export taxes, Reuters reported. Read Story
Trade Off has accused a union of conspiring to put the company out of business, in part, by rewarding current and former employees who file "frivolous" complaints against it. Read Story
IATSE Local 839 approved deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers... Read Story
Brussels Airport cancelled 184 flights on Friday after baggage handlers complaining about working conditions went on strike.The strike, which had not been called by the unions in advance, began on Thursday evening and initially led to the cancellation of 50 flights. Read Story
In 2018, the number of union elections fell to nearly 1,000, the lowest level in 80 years, almost the entire era of the National Labor Relations Act The labor movement has been in decline for decades…... Read Story
Scotland’s education system is facing increasing uncertainty after college lecturers became the latest group to threaten strike action in a bitter…... Read Story
John Swinney has a lot on his plate as he strives with the Scottish Government’s defining mission of closing the attainment gap between rich and…... Read Story
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