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Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

Friday, June 23, 2017 8:44 AM

"They’re going to Monterrey, Mexico," said Robert James, president of the local union. Reynolds said he felt betrayed, since Mr. Trump told workers during his December visit to the plant that 1,100 jobs would be saved. "And by the way, that number is going ...

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State workers say lawmakers need to act fast on budget

Friday, June 23, 2017 7:18 AM

The union represents about 12,000 state workers and is Maine’s largest labor union. Dean Staffieri, the union’s vice president and a child protective services worker in the Department of Health and Human Services, said he and his coworkers look after ...

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Speak out, speak up after Assembly passes bill on campus free speech

Friday, June 23, 2017 1:26 AM

Opponents include a group representing faculty on the flagship UW-Madison campus, the labor union representing UW employees and the League of Women Voters. For the record: State Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee State Rep. David Crowley, D-Milwaukee ...

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Are You Making This Major Job-Related Mistake?

Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:26 PM

Because most U.S. companies have an "at-will" employment policy, they can fire employees for any reason, provided they’re not violating a specific contract, labor union agreement, or discrimination law. As a result, many workers feel that if they take ...

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Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:25 PM

"’Hope’ is not a strategy, and ’resisting’ is not a plan," said D. Taylor, president of Unite Here, a labor union acting in progressive causes. "Millions of Americans are desperate to be led by political leaders who stand for something, are ...

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