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Who's in the union?

Jan 27, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 11.8 percent of workers counted themselves amongst the ranks of organized labor in 2011, almost half the number recorded in 1983 -- the first year that data was available.
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AFL-CIO takes the 'union' out of the ads

Jan 20, 2012
The AFL-CIO is broadcasting a new ad campaign aimed at boosting the public image of unions. But unlike in the ads of the past, the union label is conspicuously absent.
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Hollywood unions on the verge of a merger

Jan 17, 2012
The proposed merger would combine the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or AFTRA.
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SAG, AFTRA unions could soon join forces

Jan 17, 2012
A deal has been considered for years, but now it looks as though the two major industry unions may combine into one powerful force.
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Resurgent labor unions in Ohio could tip presidential race

Jan 4, 2012
Supporters and foes of collective bargaining rights will spend big on the presidential race in Ohio. Labor unions claim the issue has rallied their members.
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New York union workers threaten strike

Dec 28, 2011
A strike by the union representing office building workers hasn't happened in more than a decade, but Occupy Wall Street and the 99 percent mentality have given union members more confidence lately.
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NLRB considers speeding up union elections

Nov 30, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board is scheduled to take a preliminary vote on speeding up elections to unionize businesses.
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MID-DAY UPDATE: China announces trade deficit, Eurozone debt crisis escalates

Mar 10, 2011
A surprise from China today -- the country said it bought more goods from around the world than it sold. It's called a trade deficit. And China...
Posted In: bonds, China, Eurozone, Greece, mid-day update, PIMCO, spain, trade, trade deficit, treasury, unions, Wisconsin
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MIDDAY UPDATE: G-20 and AIG

Oct 22, 2010
Today we heard a lot from Asia. The G-20 financial ministers and central bank governors gathered in Seoul, South Korea. Headlining their agenda is...
Posted In: AIG, G-20, Geithner, Global Currency War, micro-targeting, mid-day update, pensions, Taylor Swift, Toyota, unions
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Marijuana growers unionize

Sep 21, 2010
This final note today. Organized labor has been in trouble in this country for a while now. Union membership is down, their political influence is...
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