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Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated

Detroit Bankruptcy Official, Unions Heated

By Mike Tuttle December 3, 2013

“Certainly the court must conclude that the bankruptcy filing was a foregone conclusion.” After filing for protection more than four months ago, Detroit is now officially bankrupt. According to The Huffington Post, Steven Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, ruled Tuesday that …

Scott Walker Death Threats Flood In On Twitter Scott Walker Death Threats Flood In On Twitter
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Yesterday Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election that began when he pushed through a bill that severely hampered public unions in their bargaining rights. According to Wikipedia the bill, 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, primarily impacted the following …

Uloop Pulls A Trump Move
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The last time we heard any buzz about unions for online workers, it involved the ill-fated bloggers union. This time, it might not be so unfathomable since it could be a legitimate gripe. A pair of social networking employees allege they were fired for just mentioning the word "union."

Facebook A Union Issue?

Employers upset with the amount of time their employees are spending on Facebook want to ban access to the site and now union officials in Britain are stepping in, telling them to ease up.

Unions Call for Workplace Facebook Guidelines

The TUC, the organization representing trade unions in the UK, adds its voice to the big debate on what to do about Facebook and employee use.

In a practical approach to an issue that some companies see as a problem that can be solved only by banning it from the workplace, the TUC says that’s not the best approach:

Do Bloggers Need To Unionize?
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There have always been pro-union people and anti-union people, and you can usually guess who’s what depending on their individual caste. In this case, though it carries with it the same arguments, it will have to be decided first if an industry has emerged from nebulous existence and into a viable, thriving industry.

Steve Jobs Blasts Teachers Unions
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Apple’s CEO has a problem with public schools that he sees as rooted in the unions that prevent principals from firing underperforming teachers.

Scoble’s Note to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is right that unions are corrosive on the quality of our schools. Our schools are bad because we can’t get rid of bad teachers. But, it’s worse than that — Steve Jobs’ fix wouldn’t fix the total problem. Patrick’s Mom was a teacher for a while. She left for a variety of reasons, but partly because the pay is so bad for the work you put into that job.

Unions Change To Win

The Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union have left the labor federation to form their own group, called the Change to Win Coalition.

Teamsters Union and Service Employees International Union Leave Labor Federation

Two unions have dropped out of the labor federation to form their own group, the Change to Win Coalition. These two unions are the Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union.

Two Unions Leave Labor Federation, Two More May Join Them

The Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union have withdrawn from the labor federation to form their own group, the Change to Win Coalition.

Four Unions Boycott AFL-CIO Convention, May Leave Federation

Four major unions are boycotting the AFL-CIO’s constitutional convention beginning in Chicago today. They are expected to leave the labor federation, and are supposed to announce their plans today.

Unions Unhappy Over Siemens Dealing

Siemens has guaranteed the jobs at the Kamp-Linfort plant will be in place for two years under the agreement.

Can United and Its Labor Unions Negotiate to Prevent a Strike?

United Airlines has been planning to cut $9.9 billion in pension accounts which has angered its labor unions. If the cuts go through, the unions said that they will strike.