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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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By Jane Slaughter

In a time when few union members dare strike, three dozen Southern California workers who move goods for Walmart were desperate enough to walk off their jobs even without union protection.

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Obama Charges China over Auto Parts Outsourcing

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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