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  • There’s something dangerous in your cereal

    Kellogg’s workers are fighting back through their union against a new corporate culture at the company that is locking out workers, shuttering plants, and threatening to drive its workers out of the middle class.

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  • MaryBe McMillan: We can provide hope in the South

    “We need to spread the word that a union card is the best anti-poverty program around,” says MaryBe McMillan.

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  • SC Gov. hate unions more than she likes jobs

    Gov. Nikki Haley said unionized companies are not welcome in South Carolina.

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  • Could Republican’s war on unions backfire?

    Bob Geary wrote about North Carolina Republicans’ war on unions for his column in the Triangle-area publication Indy Week, in which he asks if Republican leaders really want to remind working-class voters what their party has been doing to them since assuming power.

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  • Republicans introduce three anti-worker constitutional amendments

    True to his word, on the first day of business in the new legislative session, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis introduced one bill to put three anti-worker, anti-union amendments to our state constitution on the ballot in 2014.

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  • Standing up to Right to Work for Less on the radio

    MaryBe McMillan represented for North Carolina’s unions and working families on Charlotte Talks, this week.

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  • Video: Tillis says Right-to-Work (for Less) will be on ballot

    Now there’s video of Thom Tillis promising a Right-to-Work (for Less) amendment to a group of conservative supporters at a stop on his “Divide & Conquer” town hall tour back in October.

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  • Black Trade Union Leaders Make Solidarity Trip to Alabama

    On Wednesday, NC State AFL-CIO President James Andrews traveled to Alabama with other African American labor and civil rights leaders and national AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka on a fact-finding mission to investigate that state’s worst-in-the-nation anti-worker and anti-immigrant law, HB 56.

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  • Republicans Vow to Put Right to Work for Less in State Constitution

    Should any worker still think Thom Tillis and the Republican majority in our state legislature are looking out for his or her interests, this puts the lie to that notion. Tillis says his party will push to enshrine North Carolina’s right to work for less status in the state constitution, and he doesn’t even pretend the move is about protecting workers.

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  • NC House Republicans Push Anti-Union Amendment

    Fresh off passing a budget that will result in tens of thousands of additional jobs lost in our state while undoing decades of progress which have made North Carolina the best place in the South to live, work, and get a quality public education, Republican state lawmakers are devising new ways to waste taxpayer money instead of creating jobs.

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  • WI Senate Leader Admits Union Busting is About Politics

    In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI), one of Walker’s closest allies in the legislature, confirmed the true political motive of Walker’s anti-union push.

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  • Wisconsin Power Play

    Nobel laureate and economist Paul Krugman has a new column in the NY Times this week about the battle in Wisconsin. There, the newly-elected Republican governor, Scott Walker, has set out to destroy public worker unions by eliminating collective bargaining. But this effort is not about helping Wisconsin close a budget gap – a gap already made worse by the governor’s own doing in lowering taxes on the wealthy.

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  • CBS Refuses to Air NFLPA Ad

    CBS has refused to air an ad from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) because CBS executives say they “didn’t want to get involved” in labor negotiations between the union and the National Football League (NFL), which has threatened to lock out the players. CBS and other broadcasters pay the NFL $4 billion a year to televise the games and will pay even if the owners lock out the players. That $4 billion is basically lockout insurance, and CBS is pretty darn involved.

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  • Blame the Unions for Everything?

    So much for that argument Mike Elk, labor reporter for In These Times debates Christopher Prandoni of the horribly misnamed Alliance for Worker Freedom in a recent segment on The Aloyna Show. Watch this video and enjoy your weekend:

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  • Confessions of a Union Buster

    Spreading the ‘gospel’ of misinformation and fear In this video, the late Martin Jay Levitt explains to Delta Airlines flight attendants his trade secrets and tips after a 19-year career as a union buster (aka “Human Resources Consultant”, “Labor Management Consultant”). Flight attendants at Delta are in the process of voting on union representation (for […]

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