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Three union giants launch Colorado ad campaign

Three union giants are launching an ad blitz aimed at urging Congress to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union are launching a joint, six-figure ad buy that will air in Colorado and four other states. The groups say the… Continue Reading Three union giants launch Colorado ad campaign

Wisconsin gov. pranked by caller posing as donor

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A prank caller pretending to be billionaire conservative businessman David Koch was able to have a lengthy conversation with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker about his strategy to cripple public employee unions, the governor’s office confirmed Wednesday. On the call, Walker joked about bringing a baseball bat to a meeting with Democratic leaders, said it would… Continue Reading Wisconsin gov. pranked by caller posing as donor

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Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn’t passed soon. Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs wouldn’t take effect immediately. He didn’t say which workers would be targeted but… Continue Reading Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices

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Union membership drops during 2009

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Union membership is down across the country – but the Bureau of Labor Statistics believes the drop is due to the nation’s high unemployment rate. During 2009, union members represented 12.3 percent of the work force, slightly lower than the 12.4 percent during 2008. The number dropped to 15.3 million. Union membership has declined steadily… Continue Reading Union membership drops during 2009

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a $1 million television ad campaign in five states, including Colorado, to oppose what it calls the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “Card Check,” which would change the rules for workers who want to forn a union. The business community says the legislation eliminates workers’ private… Continue Reading Card Check bill’s flaws advertised by U.S. Chamber

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