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Labor Dept. honors Memphis sanitation workers

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Friday honored the 1,300 black workers who took part in the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968, taking a swipe at governors who are trying to curtail public union employees' benefits. Full story

Mass. House approves $30.4B state budget proposal

The Massachusetts House approved a $30.4 billion spending plan on Thursday, capping a week of negotiations marked by a roiling debate over efforts to limit the collective bargaining powers of municipal workers. Full story

Wis. union battle casts shadow over local races

When the race for Green Bay mayor began months ago, the main issues looked clear-cut: planning downtown development, dealing with dwindling state aid and debating whether the city should have spent millions to build a replica of Elvis Presley's favorite roller coaster. Full story

Ohio Unions Fighting Collective Bargaining Referrendum

OHIO (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Union supporters are fighting back against state lawmakers in Ohio. Full story

Recall petition filed against 5th Wis. GOP senator

Wisconsin recall organizers Thursday added three Democratic state senators and one GOP senator to the list of lawmakers in line for recall elections over their opposition to or support of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's law curtailing collective bargaining rights for public employees. Full story

Ind. gov OKs teacher collective bargaining limits

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill restricting teacher collective bargaining agreements. It's the first piece of Daniels' sweeping education agenda to become law. Full story

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Collective bargaining bill heads to full TN Senate

Airport screeners need runoff vote to choose union

NH Senate says no to union costs for non-members

Ind. bill on teacher union rights heads to gov.

Oklahoma set to repeal collective bargaining law

Foes of Ohio anti-union bill can start referendum fight

Wisconsin governor defends hobbling unions

Wis. judge hears arguments in union lawsuit

Bill seeks to end binding arbitration with unions

Municipal unions balk at Mass. House budget plan

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  Trumka: Collective bargaining a civil rights issue

Mo' Joe: The AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka joins Morning Joe to discuss what makes collective bargaining a civil rights issue and how a possible "overreach" by the Republicans has helped the union movement in the U.S.

  New Ohio law hurts families, limits unions

Firefighter Wes Spradlin and Leo Gerard of the United Steel Workers give their reactions to a new Ohio law, which will curb collective bargaining rights and hurt families in the state.

  Ohio anti-labor bill passes state Senate

State Sen. Nina Turner, D-OH, talks about the latest on the anti-labor front in Ohio and what the next steps for Democrats will be.

  Ohio targets unions

The Ohio House committee approved a measure on a party-line vote that will curb the collective bargaining rights for public employees, requiring a full vote on Wednesday. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and The Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page discuss.

  Ohio House panel OK's measure to limit unions

An Ohio House committee approves a measure to limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees. NBC's John Yang reports.

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Wisconsin Legislature eliminates collective bargaining for public workers
Wisconsin Legislature eliminates collective bargaining for public workers

epa02625896 Protesters get kicked out by police from the Wisconsin state assembly chamber as they try to block access to the chambers in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 10 March 2011. The Wisconsin Senate has passed legislation to eliminate nearly all collective bargaining rights of public workers after am

Protestors take over the State Capitol after the Republican controlled Senate abruptly voted to eliminate almost all collective bargaining for most public workers in Wisconsin
Protestors take over the State Capitol after the Republican controlled Senate abruptly voted to eliminate almost all collective bargaining for most public workers in Wisconsin

Protestors take over the State Capitol after the Republican controlled Senate, without Democrats present, abruptly voted to eliminate almost all collective bargaining for most public workers, in Madison, Wisconsin, March 9, 2011. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee u