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Florida Allows Leave in Domestic Violence Cases

July 10, 2007
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Before receiving the leave, the employee must first exhaust all annual or vacation, personal and sick leave unless the employer waives the requirement, the law says.
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GE Unions Ratify New Contract

July 5, 2007
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The new contract’s terms will be extended to nine other unions that have local contracts with GE and will affect about 20,000 workers nationwide, company says.
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Unions Question Private Equity Firm Buyouts

June 27, 2007
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Press conference on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange takes place at the same time as a conference inside titled 'Deals & Dealmakers.'
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Senate Likely to Squelch Unionization Legislation

June 20, 2007
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The bill, which has 46 Democratic co-sponsors, would allow a union to form if a majority of workers sign cards authorizing a bargaining unit. Unions strongly favor it; employers abhor it. President Bush has vowed a veto.
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U.S. Automakers Say Labor Costs Must Shrink to Compete

June 20, 2007
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At a series of background sessions this month, executives from the three major Detroit car companies said they need to close a labor cost gap of $20 to $30 per hour with their Japanese counterparts in North America.
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Employee Use of E-Mail to Discuss Union Matters

May 18, 2007
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Employers are advised to consult applicable state and federal laws that may address policies barring employee use of company e-mail for non-business matters.
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UPS, Teamsters Considering Joint Pension Plan

May 15, 2007
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The current proposal would create a plan jointly administered by UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters with an equal number of Teamster-appointed and company trustees.
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Chrysler Sale to Cerberus Could Mean Tough Negotiations for UAW

May 14, 2007
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Only eight months ago, the UAW was refusing to grant health care concessions to Chrysler, even though General Motors and Ford Motor Co. had gotten them.
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Union Takes Aim at Private Equity Buyouts

May 4, 2007
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The Service Employees International Union has set its sights on a new target: private equity firms. Late last month, the union launched a Web site and published a paper expressing its concerns about the wave of private equity deals taking over corporate America and the implications for workers.
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Senate to Determine Fate of Unionization Bill

May 4, 2007
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