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- Feb 18 WI: As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, a spotlight on his jobs agency A public-private body set up by Walker shortly after he took office in January 2011... (Reuters)
- Feb 13 OSHA reminds employers to post OSHA 300A injury/illness summary February through April OSHA is reminding covered employers to post OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes the total number...
- Feb 13 Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule: Reporting Fatalities and Severe Injuries OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rule expands the list of severe injuries that all employers must report... (OSHA)
- Mar 05 Rally at Supreme Court Backs Affordable Care Act Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied Wednesday outside the U.S. Supreme Court to urge the justices to protect health care subsidies for 8 million people. AFSCME, an important player in promoting the ACA, was out in force to defend the subsidies. (Blog)
- Mar 05 Workers Deserve ‘Free and Fair’ Union Elections A California registered nurse whose efforts to form a union were foiled told a House subcommittee March 4 that federal rules intended to make union election procedures more fair to workers should be allowed to take effect next month. (Blog)
- Mar 04 Right to Work’s Racist Roots Wisconsin is the latest state where political extremists are pushing the right-to-work scam. The laws have one main goal: busting unions. But aside from the scam’s union-busting agenda, right to work also has a sordid racial past. (Blog)
- Mar 02 Ohio Members Win $150,000 in Pension Pay Dispute After years of delays, a Lucas County (Ohio) judge set aside an arbitration decision and ordered the City of Toledo to write a check to approximately 100 AFSCME members who were wrongly denied the pay they were owed. (Blog)
- Mar 02 Stop ‘Fast Track’ in Its Tracks Trade deals that only consider corporate interests can hurt America’s working families. They make it easier for corporations to send American jobs overseas, devastating communities such as Detroit. (Blog)