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Labor News Update - 02/13/2023

It’s just crazy’: Republicans attack US child labor laws as violations rise -

Changes lawmakers are seeking, such as expanding types of approved work, will potentially ‘put kids in dangerous situations’

Coca-Cola Consolidated workers in Erlanger, KY have voted down a contract that the company called its “last, best & final offer.” - The 120 workers at CCI represented by Teamsters  Local 1199 have been trying to negotiate their 1st contract for over a year

NLRB Extends Reply Comment Period on Proposed Fair Choice and Employee Voice Rule

Super Bowl 2023, Brought to You by Unions

Dying for Work: Workers' Safety and Health in Twentieth-Century America

Alabama Democrats want to ban employers from forcing workers to get microchipped - Bill would prohibit state agencies, private businesses, insurance providers, bail bondsmen from requiring microchips

On the 55th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Strike, Fred Redmond — the nation’s highest-ranking African American to ever serve in the labor movement — hopes to “unleash a new era of economic prosperity for Black workers.”

As Federal Cash Flows to Unions,

Democrats Hope to Reap the Rewards -

President Biden and the Democrats who pushed those provisions are hoping that more union members will bring more political strength for unions after decades of decline.  But Republicans in Congress — especially in the leadership and tax-writing committees — have for years resisted Democrats’ pro-union efforts, including writing legislation into the tax code and enacting broad policy measures.

At Juneau rally, state workers call for more resources to fix food stamp backlog

Cleveland Teachers Union in Ukraine delivering generators to schools

Union leader continues to fight for workers ‘one day longer’

UPS plans to lay off some of its controversial weekend drivers, union reps say, as delivery companies downsize for post-pandemic life

The RMT rail union has rejected new pay offers, in a blow to any hopes the lengthy dispute was close to ending.

What the hard-won HarperCollins union contract means for the future of books

- Almost 250 employees spent 66 days on strike for higher wages and increased diversity.

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