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By Jenny Brown

What’s a growth industry in the U.S.? Making decent jobs into bad ones. Daniel Straus, CEO of HealthBridge and CareOne nursing home chains, is a textbook case, imposing a contract that sent 600 outraged workers out on strike.

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By Hali Hammer

This song has been recorded in 76 languages.

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By Micah Uetricht

Six hundred supporters of striking Walmart warehouse workers in Elwood, Illinois, ratcheted up the pressure Monday with a huge march and civil disobedience that shut down the most important node in the company’s distribution network.

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By Herman Rosenfeld

Though the Canadian Auto Workers say they "resisted concessions" to the Detroit 3, new hires will now have a 10-year “grow-in” to regular pay, starting at 60 percent. For all intents and purposes, two-tier is likely to be permanent.

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IBEWenrsquo;s Ground Game Opening up Ohio Politics

enlsquo;Our Work Ethic Tells Our Storyenrsquo;

By Jane Slaughter

Californians will vote November 6 whether to approve the largest tax hike on the wealthy in that state since 1978.
Unions say Proposition 30 is necessary to forestall further deep cuts to education and other public services. The state is already 47th in the nation in expenditures per pupil, and without Prop 30 conditions in the schools will get worse.

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by Joshua Zelesnick

Confronted with a 5-1 majority of adjunct faculty demanding union representation, the administration at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is claiming the school’s faith should make it exempt from unionization.

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By Lefteris Kretsos

Greek workers carried out a 24-hour general strike today as 50,000 people demonstrated in Athens against austerity. The crisis is creating new forms of worker and community organization and action.

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by Dan La Botz

The Mexican Congress looks set to pass a piece of fast-track labor law “reform” this week that could be devastating for millions of workers’ legal rights and incomes.

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