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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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UAW Prepares Counteroffer for Delphi

May 3, 2007
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One union leader at the meeting said that ‘we’re done bargaining’ if Delphi rejects the counterproposal.
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NYC Union Targets JPMorgan on YouTube

May 1, 2007
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A union spokeswoman says the local posted the video to bring attention to the problem of identity theft. It shows a union researcher inspecting trash bags outside of the Chase branches.
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GM to UAW Let’s Cut Costs

April 16, 2007
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Automaker wants the union to accept nonunion janitors, work 10-hour shifts without overtime pay, allow nonunion workers to replenish parts bins and let nonunion truckers deliver and unload shipments.
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SoCal Grocers and Union Locked in Standoff Ready for Strike

April 11, 2007
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Talks between the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 and Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons fall apart after employers unify to lock out employees if any of the supermarket chains becomes a strike target.
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Verizon Is Union’s Top Executive Pay Target

April 6, 2007
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The AFL-CIO is meeting with institutional investors, mutual funds and other shareholder activists to push through the three proposals in conjunction with other groups.
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With Chrysler’s Future Uncertain, Iacobelli Is on the Hot Seat

April 5, 2007
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Alphons Iacobelli, VP of union relations at DaimlerChrysler, talks with Workforce Management about the 2007 United Auto Worker negotiations. The future of a deal to sell the Chrysler Group may hinge in part on his skills in dealing with the automaker’s workforce.
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NRA Finds Unlikely Partner With Union Support of Florida Gun Bill

April 5, 2007
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The bill, which was introduced earlier this year, prohibits employers or any entities from banning employees from keeping ‘any legal personal property’ locked in their cars.
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