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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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NLRB Calls the Right Play: Northwestern Players Have the Right to Form a Union

Image via Working America

Northwestern University football players today won the right to form a union after National Labor Relations Board Chicago Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr ruled the players “all squarely fall within the [National Labor Relations] Act's broad definition of 'employee' when one considers the common law definition of 'employee.'"

Northwestern University has indicated it will appeal the decision.

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Is Korea FTA Job Loss, Deficit Growth a Harbinger of TPP?

The U.S.–Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS–FTA) turns 2 years old Saturday and imports from Korea continue to flood into the United States, costing workers their jobs. Exports to Korea have failed to live up to the promises made when the agreement passed Congress, says United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard.

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How to Find Union-Made Tires

How to Find Union-Made Tires

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it very easy to find union-made tires by requiring that each tire carry a code that shows the company and the location of the plant that manufactured the tire. DOT requires that each tire sold in the United States carry a code that looks something like this: DOT BE XX XXX XXX. The two letters or numbers that follow the DOT identify a particular factory as listed below.

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GOP Denies Workers’ Rights to Unionize

The GOP is all about freedom—for corporations, that is. Republicans believe, for example, that business should be free from the kind of government regulation that would prevent chemical companies from spewing poison into West Virginia drinking water.

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How Union Members Saved Harley-Davidson

Photo courtesy Matthias Schack

What do you do when your world-famous brand is so smashed by the recession that your stock price falls from $75 to $8? What do you do when your manufacturing plant has a culture that leads to high rates of absenteeism on Mondays and Fridays? What do you do when your product takes 18 months to get into the hands of the customers who want it?

Generally, you go out of business.

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Steelworkers Find Gap in Hurricane Sandy Aftermath and Fix It

Photo courtesy New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

After Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, the United Steelworkers (USW) recognized a gap in the availability of Spanish-speaking Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outreach trainers in the two storm-ravaged states. USW obtained funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to launch a new program through their Tony Mazzocchi Center to remedy the problem.

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What’s the Connection Between Pope Francis and the ‘Bishop of Bling’ and CEO Pay?

Photo by the Catholic Church via Flickr Creative Commons

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis’ recent suspension of the “Bishop of Bling,” whose excesses included a $20,000 bathtub and a $42 million renovation of the German bishop’s residence, writes United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard.

Click here to tell the SEC companies must disclose CEO-to-worker pay ratios.

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Innovation @Work: More than Zucchini

A couple of unions and a worker-owned co-op are teaming up to grow a new sustainable farming model in Cincinnati, and Stephen Dienger couldn’t be happier. An apprentice farmer at the Our Harvest Cooperative, he came to the co-op in 2012 after working at farms in St. Louis and Cincinnati, where he developed a specialty in sustainable agriculture. His supervisors say he's enthusiastic and hard-working and that he is now a major force on the co-op's farm team. In the warmer months you might see him working the farm, free of socks and shoes.

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Leo Gerard and Nick Gaitaud: Two Generations of Union Steelworkers

On the heels of the AFL-CIO's national convention, United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard and up-and-coming USW leader Nick Gaitaud sat down with GRITtv's Laura Flanders to talk about the present and future of the labor movement.

Check out the video in this blog post. 

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