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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds 'Quickie' Union Election Rules

Daniel Wiessner Reuters
The Texas-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by Associated Builders and Contractors Inc and a Texas chapter that the so-called "quickie" election rules violated employers' free speech rights and would lead to union harassment of workers.

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Pennsylvania Nurses Catch Organizing Fever

Nela Hadzic Labor Notes
Instead of playing musical chairs among hospitals in hopes of finding better working conditions, Philadelphia-area nurses are ready to raise standards throughout the city.

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Charter School Teachers Trying to Unionize

Kim Wheeler WKYC Cleveland Channel 3
There will be a mail-in vote for union representation from July 21 to Aug. 4 for teachers at the "I Can" charter school in Northeastern Ohio. The American Federation of Teachers plans to file Unfair Labor Practice Charges for alleged retaliation against nine teachers whose contracts were not renewed. Teachers are concerned over class sizes as large as 40, and special needs students not having their needs met. Click the link at the bottom to watch the video.

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NUHW Wins Squeaker Victory at Seton Medical Center -- Or Does It?

Chris Rauber San Francisco Business Times
The National Union of Healthcare Workers says it's prevailed in a March 19 do-over election at Seton Medical Center over its arch-rival, the Service Employees' International Union, but the other side says the verdict isn't official yet.
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