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25 Feb
In a first, judge rules Instacart has misclassified its California workers

Instacart is not complying with the new “gig economy” law that requires workers to be considered employees, not independent contractors, a county judge in San Diego ruled….

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24 Feb
Mike Bloomberg says he supports labor strikes

The billionaire businessman said he views labor strikes as highly effective, despite opposing unions throughout his career.

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24 Feb
Honda PH assembly plant closure: Too few cars | Inquirer Business

Honda Motor closed its Philippine assembly plant because it was no longer strategic to keep a factory that makes too few cars as other car manufacturers warned the government against any future policy…

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24 Feb
School strikes this week: Schools at three of Ottawa’s four boards close Friday unless deal is reached

Ottawa’s English public and French-language schools will face another one-day strike this week unless there is a breakthrough in contract bargaining.However, there are also hopeful signs as t……

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24 Feb
Santa Clara County Employees Say Strike Could Happen Friday – CBS San Francisco

Some 12,000 workers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 521 plan to go on strike Friday unless the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors intervenes, the union said in a statement Sunday.

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23 Feb
How AB5 is undercutting California’s creative sector –

Our Legislature has cast an inflexible blanket policy that’s now menacing much of California’s economic and cultural lifeblood: the arts.

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23 Feb
The labor pains of ‘Medicare for All’

Labor unions are divided over whether to endorse a Democratic candidate for president in 2020 — and, if so, whom to choose. The influential Culinary Workers Union in Nevada declined to endorse any candidate, with members worried about what might replace the generous benefits they won by bargaining…

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23 Feb
1909: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Strike

Two years before the horrific fire that claimed 146 garment workers, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was the focal point for a struggle that encompassed the entire garment industry of the city of New York…

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23 Feb
St. Paul teachers union votes to strike over lack of progress in negotiations –

The St. Paul Federation of Educators said late Thursday that two-thirds of its members voted and that 82 percent of voting members want to strike.

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22 Feb
NLRB restores employer’s right to restrict use of email

The latest decision states that “[e]mployees have no statutory right to use employer equipment including IT resources for Section 7 purposes.”…

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