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Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strike

Zimbabwe teachers' unions suspend national strikeZimbabwean teachers have suspended a national strike seeking better pay, unions said on Sunday, but warned that they could walk out from their jobs again if the government did not meet their demands. Teachers went on strike on Feb. 5 after negotiations between the government and public-sector workers broke down, heightening political tension after last month’s violent protests that were met by a security crackdown. Teachers’ unions met Education Minister Paul Mavima in Harare and agreed to return to work on Monday.



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Michigan Republicans Rush To Weaken Unions In Lame-Duck Session

Michigan Republicans Rush To Weaken Unions In Lame-Duck SessionRepublican legislators in Michigan are moving swiftly to weaken public-sector



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'Vilified too long': Teachers' unions fight back after supreme court ruling

'Vilified too long': Teachers' unions fight back after supreme court rulingA supreme court decision puts unions’ funding at risk. Gunshots ring out from the nearby hunting range across the railroad tracks in Westmoreland City, Pennsylvania, but Jason Davis is not easily deterred. “You never know what’s going to happen when you knock on someone’s door,” says Davis as we get out of his car to start walking the hills of this blue-collar, Trump-supporting community in the foothills of the mountains of south-western Pennsylvania.



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Court ruling on unions no lifesaver for Illinois' sinking finances

Court ruling on unions no lifesaver for Illinois' sinking financesA U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that dealt a blow to public sector labor unions will not be a fix, at least in the short term, for massive financial problems in Illinois, where the case was filed, public finance and economic experts said. The 5-4 ruling in the case brought by state worker Mark Janus found that forcing workers who opt out of unions to pay so-called fair-share dues to labor organizations violated free speech rights. The opinion cited Illinois’ “severe budget problems,” including a nearly $ 160 billion unfunded liability for pensions and retiree healthcare in 2013, a huge pile of unpaid bills, and near-junk level credit ratings.



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Supreme Court hears arguments on power of public employee unions

Supreme Court hears arguments on power of public employee unionsThe justices will decide whether state government workers who choose not to join a union must still pay a share of union dues to cover the cost of negotiating contracts.



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Amid Puerto Rico's Water Crisis, Unions Step In Where Trump Is Failing

Amid Puerto Rico's Water Crisis, Unions Step In Where Trump Is FailingWASHINGTON ― Nearly 1 million Americans in Puerto Rico still have no drinking water, more than a month after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island.



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#RESIST protesters crash Trump’s speech to construction unions and more: April 4 in photos

#RESIST protesters crash Trump’s speech to construction unions and more: April 4 in photosProtesters hold up signs as President Donald Trump speaks at the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference in Washington; a man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria; and, fans arrive during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.



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