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Obama Set to Name Three to NLRB

President Obama will use recess appointments to name three new members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the White House announced this  afternoon.

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With Fair Chance, Workers Choose Unions

Writing in Health Leaders Media, John Commins takes a look at the recent successes nurses have had in winning a voice on the job with National Nurses United (NNU) and finds that, once again, when workers are given a fair opportunity to join a union, they do.

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NLRB Ruling Is Right on Key to Musicians’ Ears

Musicians in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Texas can play a happy tune following a Dec. 27 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that says musicians in symphony orchestras are employees with the freedom to join unions—not independent contractors.

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AFM Musicians Talk Career Benefits of Union Membership


Most of the time here at AFL-CIO Now we deal with serious subjects like workers’ rights, health care, economic inequality to sometimes even wonkish matters such as currency manipulation and corporate governance rules.

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6,000 Bay Area Nurses on One-Day Strike

Concerned over the erosion of quality of care and cuts to patient protections, some 6,000 nurses have been on a one-day strike today at California’s second largest private hospital and at one of its most profitable corporate hospital chains.

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NLRB Election Rule to Take Effect April 30

A new rule on the way union elections are conducted will take effect April 30, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today. The rule will help alleviate the delays, inefficiencies, abuse of process and unnecessary litigation which plague the current system for workers who want to vote on whether to have a union. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says it’s “good news”that the NLRB has taken

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Nurses Charge Equity Firm with Putting Profits Over Patient Care

On New York City’s Park Avenue today, hundreds of nurses from National Nurses United (NNU) and their supporters rallied outside the offices of Cerberus Capital Management to protest the practices of the multi-billion dollar private equity firm’s health care unit, Steward Health Care System.

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Kentucky Union Members Offer Cross Border Solidarity for Indiana Right to Work Fight

The Republican-majority Indiana legislature says passing a so-called right to work law is the top priority in the 2012 session.

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Video, Website Highlight AFSCME’s 75th Anniversary

AFSCME is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a special website, a brand new video on the union’s history and a yearlong series of events.

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Workers Offer Indiana Right to Work Scrooge a Holiday Song


Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) may be trying to deliver lumps of coal to Hoosier workers with so-called right to work legislation, but that didn’t discourage a chorus of worker carolers from offering Bosma a gift, along with a song of holiday cheer.

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