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Florida just prohibited cities from mandating sick leave, and a survey shows Congressional staffers trust CEOs more than unionists. But it's not all bad news: Adjuncts at religious colleges get the green light to unionize, and interns are finally getting some respect.
Short summaries of Labor Notes articles, week of February 18, 2013.
A group of auto workers and supporters will demonstrate at the International Auto Show in Detroit next Sunday and Monday, to call attention to the “maquiladora model” they say the auto companies are applying in their U.S. plants.
They decry “an agenda that allows permanent 'temporaries,' outsources in-plant jobs to companies paying as low as $9 an hour, and increases the pace of work.” Management, they say, no longer wants long-term employees but “prefers the maquiladora model, where one rarely lasts more than ten years.”