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You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news.'We strike on Monday if no agreement is reached' Los Angeles is bracing for a... Read Story
The automaker, which has 68,000 employees in the region, including through joint ventures, is also reviewing its factory operations there. Read Story
There’s no doubt that the mandated increase in wages can have harmful consequences for business owners and workers alike. That isn’t because of petty meanness. It’s the bad policy, regardless of intentions. Read Story
Picketing workers claim management is using scabs. Management claims the smelter was unproductive. As the two sides bicker, the Quebec government is growing worried about the lengthy lockout at one of its largest smelters. Read Story
Telecom monopolies have a pretty good racket going. They'll consistently demand all manner of tax cuts, subsidies, and other government perks in exchange for A: jobs that never actually materialize, or B: broadband network expansions that somehow... Read Story
Georgia-Pacific will lay off nearly 700 people at its Port Hudson mill due to declining demand for office and copy paper. Read Story
Ford Motor Co. said it will cut 500 full-time hourly jobs at its Louisville Assembly Plant, but all workers will receive priority to apply for other jobs at the automaker’s truck plant in eastern Jefferson County. Read Story
As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by WashingtonPost: Hundreds of furloughed federal workers, contractors, union representatives and supporters gathered in the brisk wind and bitter cold Thursday to demand... Read Story
Following Monday’s four-hour strike at Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports which saw 80 flights delayed, union-backed strikes on Thursday, January 10, at Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart have seen nearly 640 flights canceled. Read Story
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If "Black Smoke Matters" succeeds, it wouldn't be the first time naysayers were proved wrong. Read Story
Union to represent more than 500 General Mills workers in Iowa Des Moines Register Published 2:39 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 More than 500 General Mills workers in Cedar Rapids will be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Workers voted Wednesday during two National Labor Relations Board election sessions, according to a news release. The union will represent about 520 General Mills workers in contract negotiations.  "I’m proud to say I’m now part of the RWDSU and I know everyone who works alongside me knows that representation from the union will change our future here," employee Tim Sarver said in a news release. "It’s about time General Mills workers had a real seat at the table with the company and we’re ready to get to work on a fair contract." General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) The unionization effort comes after decades of labor union decline — a trend that some researchers link to weaker wage growth. About 10 percent of male private-sector workers were union members in 2013, down from 34 percent in 1979. Over that time, the share of women who belonged to unions fell from 16 percent to 6 percent.  "We respect our employees' right to make this choice and will work to have a productive relationship with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union at Cedar Rapids," said General Mills Spokesman Rob Litt. Employees in the bargaining unit handle production, sanitation and maintenance at the General Mills facility. They joined Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which also represents workers at the Quaker facility in Cedar Rapids and Coles Quality Foods in North Liberty. "We’re proud to welcome the workers of General Mills into the union," Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said in a news release. "Once again, they show that the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is the join together in a union." Published 2:39 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 Read Story
"Stop holding 800,000 federal employees and their families hostage!"... Read Story
Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting "We want our pay!" marched on the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding. Read Story
LIMA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Argentines marched through Buenos Aires on Thursday carrying torches, in the first of a series of planned protests against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity program and the soaring cost of public services. Read Story
The union representing teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make up the nation's second-largest school district, postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay. Read Story
The action came after Unifor, the union representing the autoworkers, failed to win GM's support for its proposals to save the plant. Read Story
The Modi government is trying to stare down large-scale strikes against its labor "reforms" in India. Read Story
A Los Angeles judge has found no reason to delay an expected teachers strike against the nation's second-largest school district. Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled today on the issue of ... Read Story
Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest car maker, has announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs, most of which are expected to come from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Read Story
A group of Japanese automobile workers' unions decided Thursday that each union should set a specific monthly payment target for the annual labor-managemen... Read Story
We're days away from a record-length government shutdown. Read Story
SEATTLE — Seattle will ask the state Supreme Court to revive a voter-approved city law that gave new rights to hotel workers before it was struck down last month. Read Story
Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Spain called off plans to strike on Tuesday to allow time for further talks, the SITCPLA and USO unions ... Read Story
Bulgaria's transport minister has claimed that Central and Western European countries want to push out Bulgarian transport businesses, demanding changes to a new package of EU rules that his government says will hurt the country's economy. EURACTIV’s partner Dnevnik reports. Read Story
The head of Canada's auto union blasted General Motors Co on Tuesday for pushing ahead with plans to phase out work at its Oshawa, Ontario, ... Read Story
Update: AT&T has reached out to us with a statement regarding its employee adjustments. AT&T's statement: "We are hiring to meet the needs of the growth areas of our business.In fact, we... Read Story
Teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second largest school district, are preparing to go on strike.The district last saw a teacher strike nearly 30... Read Story
“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson... Read Story
Some 600,000 public school students would be impacted by the teacher walkout which, if it occurs, will be the first in the school district in nearly 30 y... Read Story
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The labor union representing theatrical performers is demanding that its members no longer participate in any developmental stage work with commercial producers. Read Story