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Latest News - July 2011

July 29, 2011
Workers at Ikea's first U.S. factory OK union
Source: Los Angeles Times
By: Stuart Pfeifer

July 28, 2011
Workers at Six H&M New York Clothing Stores Join a Union
Source: Bloomberg
By: Holly Rosenkrantz

July 28, 2011
Winter Park employees say no to union
Source: Fox 35 News
By: Tracy Jacim

July 26, 2011
USW Members Reject New Contract at ATI
Source: PR Newswire

July 22, 2011
Another Manufacturing Giant Goes Under Microscope of National Labor Relations Board
Source: ABC News
By: Amy Bingham

July 20, 2011
Proposed Union Rules Harm Workers and Job Creation
Source: The Heritage Foundation
By: James Shrek

July 20, 2011
No new concessions, UAW President Bob King warns
Source: Detroit Free Press
By: Brent Snavely

July 20, 2011
Sun-Times may lay off more than 400 union workers when plant closes
Source: Chicago Tribune
By: Robert Channick

July 20, 2011
Teamsters Continue to Picket Outside Shelia Marie Imports
Source: North Reading Patch
By: Ashley Troutman

July 19, 2011
NLRB Requires Employer to Play DVD on Union Organizing for Employees
Source: Brody and Associates
By: Robert G. Brody and Allison E. Smith

July 19, 2011
Unions and Business Debate Changes to Organized Labor Elections
By: Nicole Collins

July 19, 2011
Republicans Introduce Legislation to Prevent NLRB From Dictating Location of American Jobs
Committee to Mark Up Legislation THIS Thursday
Source: Education and Workforce Committee

July 19, 2011
Arbitrator: Gov. Quinn can't stop union raises
Source: Chicago Tribune

July 18, 2011
Speeding Labor Elections Unfair to Companies, Employers Say
Source: Bloomberg
By: Stephanie Armour

July 17, 2011
Managers work 12-hour, sleepover shifts while hundreds from union picket outside Nine Mile Point
By: Rick Moriarty/The Post-Standard

July 14, 2011
Teamsters Launch Website About BMW's Mass Layoffs
Source: PR Newswire

July 14, 2011
Hundreds of union workers block grain train
Source: The Seattle Times

July 14, 2011
Dunmore distributor closing in September; 200 jobs lost

July 13, 2011
HeathNow workers ratify contract, ending lockout
Union members to return to jobs Aug. 1 under 3-year accord with raises totaling 5%
By: Jonathan D. Epstein

July 12, 2011
Former union officials accused of embezzlement
Source: The Daily News, Galveston County
By: Chris Paschenko

July 11, 2011
Unions Turning on Obama in Debt Battle
By: Henry J. Reske

July 8, 2011
Ohio Teamsters to Kick Off 'Budweiser is Tasteless' Protests
Source: PR Newswire

July 7, 2011
Labor Board Crimps Companies in Union Campaigns, Lawyer Says
Source: Bloomberg
By: Holly Rosenkrantz

July 6, 2011
While Labor Unions Show Their Might In U.K., Workers' Influence Remains Slight In U.S.
Source: Huffington Post

July 5, 2011
UAW hopes VW will be South's first union transplant
Source: USA Today

July 3, 2011
BMW layoffs exemplify the evisceration of the middle class
Every working American should be dismayed by — and afraid of — what BMW is doing.
Source: Los Angeles Times
By: Michael Hiltzik

July 2, 2011
Ford, UAW talks unlikely to be a smooth ride
Two-tier pay system, part-time employees likely key topics as negotiations for a 4-year deal begin, but neither side can afford to push too hard in fragile recovery
Source: Chicago Tribune
By: Alejandra Cancino


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