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January 31, 2013
The Roundup: The tangled chain of command; anti-union battles heat up; why democracy needs unions

The Roundup: The tangled chain of command; anti-union battles heat up; why democracy needs unions

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Thu, Jan 31 2013 06:08:04

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The State Worker: Extra jobs could complicate chain of command - The Sacramento BeeIf you're looking for another reason to criticize a state policy (suspended, for now) that allows employees who can't earn overtime to ta...
State university faculty union says strike threat is serious but remains a last resortState university faculty say their patience is wearing thin. Faculty negotiators from the 14 state-owned universities have been to the ba...
The Buzz: Budget boom comes to $5 billion this month - The Sacramento BeeIt's official. California is rolling in dough, at least for now. The state's fiscal review office said Wednesday the budget is poised to ...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Thu, Jan 31 2013 06:02:48

Major pension change coming, legislative leaders promise | The Florida CurrentMajor pension change coming, legislative leaders promise House Speaker Will Weatherford speaks at the AP editors conference Wednesday as ...
State workers get access to more parking spots in downtown AlbanyFinding a spot to park should be a little easier for unionized state workers in the coming weeks. New York's Department of General Servic...
Another bill opposed by unions introduced as House gears up for debate on paycheck measure / LJWorld.comThe newest measure is House Bill 2123 and is called the "public employees freedom act." It is nearly identical to "model legislation" dev...
'Right to Work' bill back on tap in Legislature | New Hampshire NEWS06But opponents said House Bill 322 is an attack on organized labor that will drive down wages and destroy middle-class families in New Ham...
Unions busy subverting right to workIf you're a professor at Wayne State or Western Michigan, or a school teacher in Taylor or Berkley and are eager to exercise your right t...
Declining union membership is bad for democracy : CtThe headlines report that union membership among American workers is now at the lowest rate in almost a century. That's bad news for work...

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