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Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - - - This post has 3 views

Oklahoma Republicans Say They’re Done Increasing School Funding

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers stayed out of schools for the 11th day Apr. 12, as state legislators said they had increased school funding as much as they were going to this year. “We’ve accomplished a whole lot, and I just don’t know how much more we can get done this session,” House assistant majority whip John Pfeiffer (R-Mulhall) told reporters Apr. 10. Gov. Mary Fallin signed bills Apr. 10 to i ...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 - - - This post has 1 views

Healthplex’s High-Quality Network is Another Area Where They Excel

When asked about quality, Steve Jobs said “Quality is more important than quantity. Be a yardstick of quality, and develop an environment where excellence is expected.” With over 12,000 providers who continually meet the high standards Healthplex sets, Healthplex seconds that sentiment and prides itself on building a high-quality network and coupling that with affordable dental coverage. The National Commit ...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 - - - This post has 1 views
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Senate Blocks Bill to End Labor Rights at Indian-Owned Casinos

WASHINGTON—A bill that would have cut off federal labor-law protections to workers at businesses owned by Native American tribes died on the Senate floor Apr. 16, when a vote to forestall a Democratic filibuster fell five votes short of the 60 needed. The Senate voted 55-41 for cloture on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which would have exempted tribally owned and operated enterprises located on Indian la ...

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Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 - - - This post has 2 views

Chicago Tribune Staff Announce Union Campaign

CHICAGO, Ill.—More than 40 newsroom workers at the Chicago Tribune announced a union-organizing campaign Apr. 11, collecting cards for representation by the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America. “Our newsrooms have lost promising young talent along with established voices, depriving us of decades’ worth of expertise and emptying our pipeline to advancement. The journalists who remain receive su ...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 - - - This post has 2 views

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout—But Not Completely

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Oklahoma teachers’ unions announced the end of their 11-day walkout Apr. 12, saying they had won as much as they could of their demands for better pay and more school funding. But teachers in the state’s largest city will stay out at least through Monday. “We were able to secure $479 million in education funding for next school year. The legislature, however, has fallen well short of it ...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 - - - This post has 3 views

Seattle Bans Sub-minimum Wage for Disabled

SEATTLE, Wash.—The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Apr. 2 to prohibit employers from paying people with disabilities less than the city’s minimum wage. The city’s minimum-wage law, enacted in 2015, had allowed employers to apply for exemptions that let them pay less than the minimum, which now ranges from $11.50 an hour at employers who provide medical benefits to $15.45 at businesses with more than ...

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Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018 - - - This post has 1 views

32BJ Building Workers Reach Tentative Contract Deal

NEW YORK, N.Y.—32BJ SEIU’s bargaining committee and the Realty Advisory Board reached a tentative contract agreement Apr. 13 for more than 31,000 residential building-service workers in New York City. The four-year deal would raise workers’ pay by 11.3%, keep pension and health-care benefits protected, increase funding for training and retirement benefits, and add protections against harassment, the union s ...

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Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018 - - - This post has 2 views

Spend Money On Jobs, Not War: Thousands Protest Latest US Missile Strikes On Syria

New York, NY — Thousands of protestors took to the streets nationwide on April 14th and 15th, rallying against the bombing of Syria and demanding that money be spent on people, not war. IBT Local 808 Secretary-Treasurer Chris Silvera challenges Labor to oppose the U.S. war machine. In New York City, the rally took place on Sunday, April 15th, in Herald Square. The days of action, organized by the Inte ...

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Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018 - - - This post has 2 views

Teamsters Organizers Target XPO Logistics in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Teamsters Union is determined to organize XPO Logistics’ warehouse and shipping facilities in Memphis, President James P. Hoffa said at a rally here Apr. 3. “There’s only one hope, the union, the Teamsters union. Hope is on the way,” he said. “We will organize XPO.” “We’re trying to accomplish fair treatment, humanity in this building, safe and healthy workplace,” XPO worker Lakeisha Nels ...

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