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By Mischa Gaus

South African miners won a dramatic pay increase in September, following a wave of strikes that spread to many gold and platinum mines.
But their struggle exposed fractures in South African society that won’t heal soon.

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By Jenny Brown

Leaders of the Communications Workers and Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a tentative agreement with Verizon, but some workers say it’s far from what they deserve.

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Staffing Issues Dominate Conn. Utility Negotiations

IBEW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Verizon

By Theresa Moran

The Chicago Teachers Union has done the seemingly impossible. At a time when teachers are attacked on all sides, they led a strike that challenged every tenet of the corporate agenda for overhauling education.

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by Mischa Gaus

Former Labor Notes writer Paul Abowd was on "Democracy Now!" this morning to explain the union-backed initiatives facing Michigan voters this fall.

Unions have fought to place two measures on the ballot. One would block emergency managers, appointed officials who can impose budget cuts on cities, towns, and school districts operating in the red.
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By Jenny Brown

Mario Medina wore a union button for 2.5 hours before his Las Vegas employer, Station Casinos, fired him. He’s one of a dozen fired in what the Culinary Union says is the biggest organizing drive underway.

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By Theresa Moran

Striking Chicago teachers will remain out until Wednesday at least, as members debate their tentative deal. It makes gains on key issues while accepting concessions on health care and job security.

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by Jane Slaughter

Teachers in Madison, Wisconsin learned Friday that their suit to overturn Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill had won.

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By Peter Knowlton

Now that the Affordable Care Act has been blessed by the Supreme Court, will it help us at the bargaining table? Probably not, but there are some strategies that can help in the short-term.

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