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Steelworkers Halt ArcelorMittal Talks

August 12, 2008
In a written notice to rank-and-file members, the Pittsburgh-based union described the company’s latest contract offer as being 'inferior to our needs and demands.'
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New Strike Deadline Set as Verizon Talks Slow

August 8, 2008
The Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had agreed to stop the clock on the current contract's expiration, but when bargaining slowed down, the unions established a new deadline.
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In California, Flexible Schedules Are Tightly Regulated

July 31, 2008
Employers find that setting up compressed work schedules can be a bureaucratic minefield. While in theory the state’s law promised ‘workplace flexibility,’ in practice it imposes rigid procedural requirements on employers, who could be exposed to an employee claim for unpaid overtime if they make just one false step.
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Democrats Seek to Bolster Wage and Hour Enforcement

July 15, 2008
The Government Accountability Office releases a study showing that enforcement actions by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division have fallen by more than one-third in the past decade—from 47,000 in 1997 to 30,000 in 2007.
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Verizon Workers Likely to OK Strike as Talks Continue

July 11, 2008
Wages, health care, work rules and protection of union jobs are at the forefront of the negotiations for the workers, who say that rising gas and fuel prices have heightened their resolve to secure a contract with fair raises and no give-backs on health care.
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