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  • Weatherford, GOP lawmakers raise $1.4 million in CCE cash before session

     
     TALLAHASSEE РThroughout this legislative session, cops, teachers and firefighters have flooded the Capitol to battle the business lobby over Republican plans to change their pensions and ban public employee unions from deducting dues from...
  • Teachers to rally at Sen. Gardiner’s office this afternoon

     
    Teachers with the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association plan to rally at 5:30 this evening outside the office of Florida Sen. Andy Gardiner, the Republican majority leader. They'll be outside his office at 1013 East Michigan Street to express...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: Week in Review (WTTW-Ch 11): Host Joel Weisman with Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), Kate Grossman...
  • Chamber president: I’ll pay for union bosses to take Econ101

     
    In the latest rhetorical ammo to launch from the Florida Chamber of Commerce against public employee unions, Chamber President Mark Wilson challenged union leaders' fundamental understanding of economics. “This is a sincere offer,” he said. &#...
  • ACLU ISO Allentown school teachers who want free speech

     
    Last week, the Allentown School District administration warned teachers they could be disciplined for criticizing Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak's educational plans under a board policy that forbids employees from publicly disagreeing with district...
  • Unions fighting back against banks, Florida Chamber of Commerce

     
    Unions representing Central Florida teachers, firefighters, cops and other government are pulling an estimated $10 million from five banks affiliated with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, blaming them for an attack on public employees. The unions are also...
  • 'Glee' extra Nicole Crowther fired for revealing prom king and queen on Twitter

     
    "Glee" extra Nicole Crowther was fired from the hit show for tweeting spoilers about the upcoming prom episode, specifically who would be prom queen and king. "Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuk took to Twitter to respond to her spoilers of the prom episode......
  • Obama drafts order requiring political donation disclosure from those seeking federal contracts

     
    Obama imports the Chicago Way into granting of federal contracts to politically active companies and executives....
  • Global trade unions take on Ikea

     
    A global federation of labor unions is taking on Ikea over its treatment of workers at its first U.S. factory. Workers at the Danville, Va., factory, which opened in 2008, say they are subject to mandatory overtime, racial discrimination and......
  • Fort Lauderdale police union: Boycott Bank of America

     
    Public-sector unions are miffed about new Republican-backed legislation that would ban automatic dues deductions from paychecks, and Fort Lauderdale's police union is striking back. The Fort Lauderdale Fraternal Order of Police will close its accounts...
  • Writers Guild of America members ratify new contract

     
    Hollywood's film and TV writers have signed off on a new three-year contract. Members of the Writers Guild of America voted by a 91% margin to approve a recently negotiated contract that provides increases in contributions to the guild's pension......
  • Villaraigosa orders 42 furlough days for workers who rejected labor deal

     
    Faced with resistance to his plan for addressing growing employee costs, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that he had instructed his managers to impose 42 furlough days on city workers whose bargaining units rejected his latest...