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Orange County Register
Why a big union endorsed a Koch-backed RepublicanSeveral times in the last year, Assemblyman Eric Linder, R-Corona, pushed the g
Why a big union endorsed a Koch-backed Republican
Orange County Register / Posted 14 hours ago
Several times in the last year, Assemblyman Eric Linder, R-Corona, pushed the green “yes” button on his desk when most of his Republican colleagues pressed “no.” He broke from his party to vote for labor-backed bills requiring more disclosure of... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz group hosts renter rights’ workshop SaturdaySANTA CRUZ >> A new group, the Santa Cruz Tenant Organizing Committee, will pre
Santa Cruz group hosts renter rights’ workshop Saturday
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted yesterday
SANTA CRUZ >> A new group, the Santa Cruz Tenant Organizing Committee, will present a “Know Your Rights Workshop” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Service Employees International Union hall, 517 Mission St. The workshop aims to educate tenants in the city... Read more
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Duke University
Union Files Petition to Organize Non-tenured FacultyDurham, NC - Duke University received a petition from the Service Employees Int
Union Files Petition to Organize Non-tenured Faculty
Duke University / Posted 2 days ago
Durham, NC - Duke University received a petition from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Thursday, Feb. 11, seeking to represent non-tenure track faculty members, including Professors of the Practice, within the Trinity College of... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Raiders staying put for a year at least, no hike in ticket pricesFederal relief for Alameda County low-income renters In a move that could safe
Raiders staying put for a year at least, no hike in ticket prices
The Fremont Argus / Posted 2 days ago
Federal relief for Alameda County low-income renters In a move that could safeguard Section 8 tenants throughout Alameda County, the Department of Housing and Urban Development boosted by 34 percent the rents it will pay landlords for the federal... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Union discloses training guide for Rauner budget-cuttersWhat would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had hi
Union discloses training guide for Rauner budget-cutters
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
What would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had his way? A sort of inside look comes from an internal administration training document recently obtained by Service Employees International Union Healthcare, a document... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago BusinessWhat would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had hi
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
What would Gov. Bruce Rauner really like to do to the Illinois budget if had his way? A sort of inside look comes from an internal administration training document recently obtained by Service Employees International Union Healthcare, a document... Read more
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The Chronicle
Non-tenure track faculty file for union electionNews | University Members of the United Students against Sweatshops organizat
Non-tenure track faculty file for union election
The Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
News | University Members of the United Students against Sweatshops organization petitioned administrators earlier in the year to raise awareness as faculty members try to gain better working... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Fremont: School board will look into transferring Patterson Ranch students to other school districtsIn the latest step taken by Fremont Unified School District's Board of Educatio
Fremont: School board will look into transferring Patterson Ranch students to other school districts
Oakland Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
In the latest step taken by Fremont Unified School District's Board of Education to curb overcrowding in schools, it asked Superintendent Jim Morris Wednesday to look into transferring one development to another school district. Future students from... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Fremont: School board will look into transferring Patterson Ranch students to other school districtsIn the latest step taken by Fremont Unified School District's Board of Educatio
Fremont: School board will look into transferring Patterson Ranch students to other school districts
The Fremont Argus / Posted 3 days ago
In the latest step taken by Fremont Unified School District's Board of Education to curb overcrowding in schools, it asked Superintendent Jim Morris Wednesday to look into transferring one development to another school district. Future students from... Read more
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The News & Observer
Duke adjuncts file notice of union election | News & Observer February 11, 2016 3:44 PM Non-tenure track faculty have
Duke adjuncts file notice of union election
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
| News & Observer February 11, 2016 3:44 PM Non-tenure track faculty have been organizing for months Action follows wave of unionization at U.S.... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Service workers ratify new 3-year Washington Hospital pactWASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - The service workers' union has ratified a three-year con
Service workers ratify new 3-year Washington Hospital pact
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - The service workers' union has ratified a three-year contract with Washington Hospital that union officials say will pay workers $15 hourly by the end of the deal. Members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare... Read more
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The Mercury News
Four top city officials to get raises retroactive to JulyPALO ALTO -- Four top officials appointed by the City Council will get pay rais
Four top city officials to get raises retroactive to July
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
PALO ALTO -- Four top officials appointed by the City Council will get pay raises retroactive to July 1. The City Council agreed at its Feb. 1 meeting to increase the salaries of City Manager James Keene 3.5 percent from $275,353 to $285,001, City... Read more
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The Chronicle Express
Crestwood seeks 2-year extension for gas facility construction Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 4:39 PM Arlington Storage Company has made a request
Crestwood seeks 2-year extension for gas facility construction
The Chronicle Express / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 4:39 PM Arlington Storage Company has made a request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking a two-year extension for construction of natural gas... Read more
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The Washington Times
Muriel Bowser’s support of 12 weeks of paid leave in questionD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if she can back a p
Muriel Bowser’s support of 12 weeks of paid leave in question
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that she doesn’t know if she can back a pared-down proposal to provide 12 weeks of paid medical and family leave to city workers, a policy that would be the country’s most generous. Such a plan would allow... Read more
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The Washington Times
Phil Mendelson, D.C. Council chairman, cuts back benefits for paid family leave planD.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has pared down the District’s plan to give
Phil Mendelson, D.C. Council chairman, cuts back benefits for paid family leave plan
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has pared down the District’s plan to give city workers 16 weeks of paid medical and family leave, thought still keeping the proposal as the most generous leave policy in the country. Late Monday, Mr. Mendelson... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Service union says it has tentative Washington hospital dealWASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A service workers union says it has reached a tentative
Service union says it has tentative Washington hospital deal
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A service workers union says it has reached a tentative contract with Washington Hospital in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania had voted last week to strike on Feb. 16... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Three things Obama won't be doing in SpringfieldIn December, Gutierrez moved away from Alvarez after the controversy surroundin
Three things Obama won't be doing in Springfield
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
In December, Gutierrez moved away from Alvarez after the controversy surrounding the late November release of the police dash-cam video of the Laquan McDonald shooting. Critics questioned whether Alvarez waited too long to charge Officer Jason Van... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Union to pay $32,000 for campaign finance reporting errorsOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say a union representing thousands of pub
Union to pay $32,000 for campaign finance reporting errors
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 5 days ago
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials say a union representing thousands of public educators will pay nearly $32,000 after an attorney general's office lawsuit over campaign finance reporting deficiencies. The State Attorney General's Office said in... Read more
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Philly.com
Coryell's ouster heralds change for Philadelphia labor"They say it doesn't matter, because the customers are still here, but the pers
Coryell's ouster heralds change for Philadelphia labor
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
"They say it doesn't matter, because the customers are still here, but the personal contacts with the people in charge are no longer possible," Cappelli said. Relationships forged at the bargaining table may be disrupted. But the change may provide... Read more
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Boston Globe
State watchdog warns price disparities driving health costs higherA state watchdog agency issued a stern warning Wednesday on the wide variation
State watchdog warns price disparities driving health costs higher
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
A state watchdog agency issued a stern warning Wednesday on the wide variation in prices of medical services, saying the state must take action to curb disparities that are pushing health care costs even higher. Some Massachusetts hospitals and... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Raises approved for top Palo Alto officialsWith all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts
Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises this week for four top City Hall officials. The council unanimously approved on Monday night salary increases for City Manager... Read more
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Fortune
Fast Food Workers in New Hampshire Will Protest Before the Republican DebateSince the 2016 presidential race got into full swing, the Fight For $15 movemen
Fast Food Workers in New Hampshire Will Protest Before the Republican Debate
Fortune / Posted 9 days ago
Since the 2016 presidential race got into full swing, the Fight For $15 movement has used presidential debates as opportunities to rally new support for its cause: a nationwide $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union. Advocates for the... Read more
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Boston Globe
NH fast food workers stage protest before debateAs New Hampshire gears up for the first primary in the country next week, fast
NH fast food workers stage protest before debate
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
As New Hampshire gears up for the first primary in the country next week, fast food workers there are planning to walk off their jobs on Saturday, the first time workers in the state have joined the nationwide fight for a $15 minimum wage. The strike... Read more
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Daily Herald
Dold is well funded, thanks to political action committees: FEC reportsRepublican incumbent Robert Dold finished 2015 as the best-funded candidate for
Dold is well funded, thanks to political action committees: FEC reports
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Republican incumbent Robert Dold finished 2015 as the best-funded candidate for Illinois' 10th Congressional District seat -- but he got to the top with significant help from interest groups, federal records show. Dold's re-election committee... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Portland Commissioner Steve Novick's father diesBob Novick, whose son, Steve, is a Portland city commissioner, has died of kidn
Portland Commissioner Steve Novick's father dies
OregonLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
Bob Novick, whose son, Steve, is a Portland city commissioner, has died of kidney failure. He was 78. Novick had been receiving dialysis treatment for several years but his condition worsened in recent weeks. He passed away last night, Steve Novick... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Alvarez, challengers to spar today in state's attorney's race*Chuy backs Foxx: Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia formally endorse
Alvarez, challengers to spar today in state's attorney's race
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
*Chuy backs Foxx: Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia formally endorsed Foxx for state's attorney Wednesday. It was no surprise, considering Garcia's earlier call for incumbent Alvarez’s resignation and his political alliance with County... Read more
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Orange County Register
Minimum wage fight splits powerful unionIf you read recently that the Service Employees International Union had filed f
Minimum wage fight splits powerful union
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
If you read recently that the Service Employees International Union had filed for a ballot initiative for a $15 per hour minimum wage in California, you might think you’re seeing double. Think again. It turns out that two SEIU groups in California... Read more
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Crosscut
A venture capitalist and a socialist are exporting Seattle's progressivismSeattle has long exported jets, software, music and Kindles. Now the city is in
A venture capitalist and a socialist are exporting Seattle's progressivism
Crosscut / Posted 10 days ago
Seattle has long exported jets, software, music and Kindles. Now the city is in a new phase of exporting: pushing its progressive politics. We’ve aspired to be a national role model of liberalism — from Greg Nickels’ influential embrace of the Kyoto... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to UnionizeNews“Our success shows other contingent faculty members that it is possible to
Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to Unionize
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 10 days ago
News“Our success shows other contingent faculty members that it is possible to organize and make your voice heard.” In mid-December, UChicago became the first university in the Chicago area associated with... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Loyola Faculty Joins Union Local 73NewsLast December, Harper Schmidt Fellows and other non-tenure track faculty at
Loyola Faculty Joins Union Local 73
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 10 days ago
NewsLast December, Harper Schmidt Fellows and other non-tenure track faculty at UChicago voted to join the same SEIU Local. A group of 326 part-time and non-tenured full-time instructors at Loyola University... Read more
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Torontoist
Mistreated Cleaners, with Union, Win Concessions from BossesWorkers were ousted from their jobs months ago. Mila Viernes is like many of h
Mistreated Cleaners, with Union, Win Concessions from Bosses
Torontoist / Posted 10 days ago
Workers were ousted from their jobs months ago. Mila Viernes is like many of her compatriots in the oft-ignored world of maintenance staff: she’s a hard worker who balances multiple jobs to keep her family afloat. She has also dealt with years of... Read more
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TribLIVE
Service workers give strike notice to Washington Hospital | TribLIVE Neighborhoods A service workers union is threatening to strike
Service workers give strike notice to Washington Hospital
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods A service workers union is threatening to strike Washington Hospital if a contract dispute isn't resolved... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Service workers give strike notice to Washington HospitalWASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A service workers union is threatening to strike Washing
Service workers give strike notice to Washington Hospital
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A service workers union is threatening to strike Washington Hospital in southwestern Pennsylvania if a contract dispute isn't resolved soon. The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania voted Tuesday to... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Service workers give strike notice to Washington HospitalA service workers union is threatening to strike Washington Hospital in southwe
Service workers give strike notice to Washington Hospital
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 11 days ago
A service workers union is threatening to strike Washington Hospital in southwestern Pennsylvania if a contract dispute isn't resolved soon. The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania voted Tuesday to strike on Feb. 16 and... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Some USC faculty departments vote for union, others rejectLOS ANGELES (AP) - Professors not eligible for tenure at two of three departmen
Some USC faculty departments vote for union, others reject
The Record Searchlight / Posted 11 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Professors not eligible for tenure at two of three departments of the University of Southern California have voted to unionize, an effort they hope will result in improved salaries, health benefits and job stability. Professors... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Judge will consider whether county employee can arbitrate without union involvedThat was the question posed to Jefferson County President Judge John H. Forador
Judge will consider whether county employee can arbitrate without union involved
Warren Times Observer / Posted 12 days ago
That was the question posed to Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora on Monday morning in the main courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse by Atty. Bernard J. Hessley. Foradora noted that Hessley filed a petition for Joletta Manelick,... Read more
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East Bay Express
Nancy Skinner Tops $1.1 million in Campaign cash; Nate Miley’s Supervisorial Campaign in DebtAssemblymember Nancy Skinner of Berkeley reported that she has nearly $1.1 mill
Nancy Skinner Tops $1.1 million in Campaign cash; Nate Miley’s Supervisorial Campaign in Debt
East Bay Express / Posted 13 days ago
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner of Berkeley reported that she has nearly $1.1 million in cash reserves in her state Senate campaign account, which is more than ten times what her main opponent Sandré Swanson, has in total cash on hand, according to... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Closure of DDS facilities at Undercliff in Meriden including Gray Cottage required by recent state law, official saysMERIDEN — Recent legislation may pave the way for private development on the Un
Closure of DDS facilities at Undercliff in Meriden including Gray Cottage required by recent state law, official says
The Record-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
MERIDEN — Recent legislation may pave the way for private development on the Undercliff campus, a mostly vacant state-owned property off Chamberlain Highway. The 96-acre property — formerly the site of a tuberculosis sanatorium — is prized by the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Westmoreland County retains private human resources firm, reversing decision to hire in-house director – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Westmoreland...
Westmoreland County retains private human resources firm, reversing decision to hire in-house director
TribLIVE / Posted 16 days ago
– TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Westmoreland... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Feds: Union Janitors Should Be RehiredThe owners of a Rocky Hill office building violated labor laws when they replac
Feds: Union Janitors Should Be Rehired
Hartford Courant / Posted 16 days ago
The owners of a Rocky Hill office building violated labor laws when they replaced union janitors that were provided by a contractor with nonunion employees, the federal agency that protects workers' rights says. The 10 part-time janitors, who earned... Read more
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Petluma360.com
Efren Carrillo will not seek re-election to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors(1 of )Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman Efren Carrillo pauses after
Efren Carrillo will not seek re-election to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Petluma360.com / Posted 17 days ago
(1 of )Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman Efren Carrillo pauses after stating this would be his final year on the board of Supervisors, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016 during the State of the County Breakfast at the Double Tree Hotel in Rohnert... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
State of the State focuses on important issues, skirts topic of budget impasseSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois currently has more than $100 billion in pension d
State of the State focuses on important issues, skirts topic of budget impasse
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois currently has more than $100 billion in pension debt, unavailable MAP grants for students, a growing prison population nearing 50,000, and no state budget. A member of the Service Employees International Union said that... Read more
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CNET
Unions charge T-Mobile with shady business practicesDid T-Mobile's no-holds barred advertising campaign cross the line of ethical b
Unions charge T-Mobile with shady business practices
CNET / Posted 17 days ago
Did T-Mobile's no-holds barred advertising campaign cross the line of ethical business practices? Three labor unions think so and are using their consumer advocacy group to accuse the carrier of deceptive advertising as well as placing customers on... Read more
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Petluma360.com
Efren Carrillo will not seek re-election to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors(1 of )Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman Efren Carrillo pauses after
Efren Carrillo will not seek re-election to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Petluma360.com / Posted 17 days ago
(1 of )Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chairman Efren Carrillo pauses after stating this would be his final year on the board, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, during the State of the County event at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park. (KENT PORTER/... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Loyola faculty votes to unionizeA group of Loyola University Chicago's adjunct and nontenured instructors has v
Loyola faculty votes to unionize
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
A group of Loyola University Chicago's adjunct and nontenured instructors has voted to form a union, the latest in a string of successful organizing efforts among faculties at private colleges concerned about low pay and insecure working... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
I'm an adjunct professor at Loyola. Why I just voted to unionize.Due to the continued corporatization of higher education, contingent faculty—ad
I'm an adjunct professor at Loyola. Why I just voted to unionize.
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
Due to the continued corporatization of higher education, contingent faculty—adjunct and non-tenure track instructors—are at a crisis point. Nowhere is this inequity more hypocritical than in Jesuit colleges, such as Loyola University... Read more
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Petluma360.com
Protesters disrupt annual State of the County breakfast THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 27, 2016, 8:41AM Sonoma County workers and supp
Protesters disrupt annual State of the County breakfast
Petluma360.com / Posted 18 days ago
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 27, 2016, 8:41AM Sonoma County workers and supporters interrupted the annual State of the County breakfast Wednesday in Rohnert Park, chanting “We do the work” and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
U.S. rights activists step up drive for immigration reliefFilipinos in Oxon Hill, Maryland look over DAPA materials during an information
U.S. rights activists step up drive for immigration relief
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Filipinos in Oxon Hill, Maryland look over DAPA materials during an information briefing organized by APALA, SEIU and I-America. PHOTOS BY JOHN MELEGRITO WASHINGTON, D.C.–Heartened by the Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) recent decision to review President... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramCHAPEL HILL — Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding dem
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 18 days ago
CHAPEL HILL — Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding demonstrators disrupted a meeting Tuesday of North Carolina’s public university board to protest its hiring of former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to head the... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Police arrest 4 protesters at UNCCHAPEL HILL — Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding dem
Police arrest 4 protesters at UNC
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
CHAPEL HILL — Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding demonstrators disrupted a meeting Tuesday of North Carolina's public university board to protest its hiring of former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to head the... Read more
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