Labor Notes #438

To see through the hollow rhetoric, just look at the example of the first-ever labor case brought by the U.S. under a free trade agreement.

A new committee of AFSCME 3299 members wants the union to aid social movements for racial justice. But the group's first step is more modest: starting one-on-one conversations.

On the heels of one-day strikes, Washington's highest court announced it will start charging a penalty of $100,000 a day for illegally underfunding public schools.

Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading “Days of Grace” September 5 and 6: a march in downtown Charleston and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights, and Medicaid.

Two hundred thousand teachers in Ontario, Canada, could launch escalating work-to-rule job actions when school starts in September.

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