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- Picket Lines in Old Town
February 2, 2009. San Diego Reader
Picket lines paraded through Old Town San Diego in protest on Saturday, January 31.
- Weldon Spring uniform company sued for labor violations
February 2, 2009. Suburban Journals
Fifteen workers have filed a lawsuit against Weldon Spring-based Propper International, one of the nationís largest military uniform manufacturers, for allegedly violating labor laws that guarantee paid sick leave. Since the filing last Wednesday, more than 27 additional employees have joined the suit, according to Unite Here, a union group.
- Obama Seeks To Improve State Of The Unions
February 2, 2009. Forbes
It's no suprise the America's new president, Barack Obama, is pro-labor; promises to help workers were part of his campaign and his party has traditionally catered to them.
- St. Charles manufacturer sued by Puerto Rican workers
February 2, 2009. STL Today
Fifteen workers employed at some Puerto Rico factories of a uniform company based in St. Charles have filed a lawsuit alleging violations of labor laws governing sick leave.
- Wall Street Revulsion: Bonus Protest at Merrill Lynch
January 30, 2009. Wall Street Journal
The $87,784 area rug bought for former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain’s office is finding some use–as a symbol.
- Living Wage for Cintas Workers in Cali?
January 28, 2009. City Beat
There are good reasons that many US manufacturing and service workers are urging President Obama and Congress to pass a new law that would make it easier for employees to join labor unions. One prime case in point is Mason-based Cintas Corp.
- Regulators Endorse Plan to Lower Insurers' Cash Cushions
January 28, 2009. Washington Post
Life insurance companies moved a step closer yesterday to being allowed to operate with thinner financial cushions as they try to weather the economic crisis.
- For U.S. industry, a made-to-measure president
January 20, 2009. The Globe and Mail
When the pieces of fabric arrived at her work station, 10 large ones accompanied by an assortment of pocket trimmings, Ruby Sims knew immediately whose frame they would fit. Her fingers, guided by 30 years of experience, traced the edges of the flat silhouette of an arm, a leg, a torso.
- Watch our Commercial
January 15, 2009. LA Union
On January 15th, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor began running commercials on Kabc channel 7.
- Look for the certified label: Workers at downtown Zara boutique look for union representation, with limited success
January 15, 2009. Montreal Mirror
You wouldn't think downtown mall Place Montreal Trust was a nest of subversion, but three of its stores have undergone union drives in the past five years.