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BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 1/06/16
The Supreme Court is set to hear the case Friederichs v. California Teachers Association, Jan 11. The case could weaken public sector unions by forcing the public sector to be ‘right to work’ nationwide.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/30/15
More than 250 university workers, students, faculty and community allies rallied at the steps of Morrill Hall at the University of Minnesota, Sept. 29, to demand raises, respect and a good contract for frontline workers.
BY Jared Hamil | Los Angeles, CA | 9/21/15
Over 200 teachers, community members and students protested at the grand opening of the Broad Museum of Contemporary Art on the morning of Sept. 20.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 9/10/15
On the morning of Sept. 7, Labor Day, hundreds of union members and families joined together, in LA’s Wilmington Community, to celebrate unions and the working class. Many members from a host of trade unions talked about past victories in contracts and recent organizing drives.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/30/15
The Supreme Court agreed today, June 30, to hear Friederichs vs. California Teachers Association, which aims to gut public sector unions and would make the public sector ‘right to work’ nationwide. The court will determine whether public sector unions can continue to collect so-called ‘fair share’ or ‘agency fees’ from non-members who benefit from the collective bargaining agreement negotiated by unions, and could overturn the landmark case Abood vs. Detroit Board of Education.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 6/10/15
5000 teachers and their supporters marched in the Chicago Teachers Union first major contract mobilization, June 9.
BY staff | Seattle, WA | 5/21/15
Seattle teachers participated in a one-day walkout strike on May 19. Teachers on the eastern side of Washington state are participating today, May 21. While it is illegal for public school teachers to strike, hundreds of brave teachers, along with other school employees, will be walking off the job to demand that their schools be funded, and that budget cuts against them end now. Fight Back! interviewed Chuck Saari, a public school teacher in the city of Kennewick who is striking today.
BY staff | Tampa, FL | 5/17/15
Over 50 U.S. Postal Service workers and supporters participated in the national day of action here in Tampa, May 14. On May 20, the USPS union members' contract is set to expire. If the contract passes as is, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) members fear it will include more cuts to employee positions and take the only public postal service in the country and hand it to the private corporations.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 3/03/15
In Chicago, people had good reason to celebrate on Feb. 24. Rahm Emanuel was denied reelection in the mayoral primary. He needed 50% plus one vote, but he received less than 46%. His main opponent, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, received 34%, and will face Emanuel on April 7 in a runoff. In addition, 19 city council seats will have runoff elections, an all-time high.
BY Cherrene Horazuk | Minneapolis, MN | 7/01/14
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today in Harris vs. Quinn that home health care workers who are paid through Medicaid and state funding are not “full-fledged public employees”. Therefore, the Court reasons, home health care workers need not provide financial support to a union that represents them and bargains on their behalf.
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