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November 18, 2002

Labor Monday (11-18)

  • Union groups and NOW are mounting a campaign against Wal-Mart in 40 cities this Thursday to demand higher wages and health benefits for its workers.
  • The Bush administration is launching a campaign to privatize as many as 850,000 government jobs, sparking a backlash from unions and their Democratic allies in Congress who see this as more union-busting by the White House..
  • The Transport Workers Union which represents New York City's subway and bus workers is demanding increased security at subway stations and tunnels as part of its ongoing contract negotiations.
  • Ashcroft's Justice Department was ordered to fix illegal labor violations in its own house-- a federal judge has ruled that lawyers at the department who routinely work more than 40 hours a week are entitled to overtime pay under the 1945 Federal Employees Pay Act.

  • Ten Korean union leaders were arrested by Seoul police for organizing a nationwide government employees' strike.

    Posted by Nathan at November 18, 2002 08:56 PM

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