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American Airlines seeks to cut 13,000 jobs, drop pension plans

“I expect dismay and outrage from our membership as details of the proposal are made public,” Laura Glading, president of the flight attendants’ union, told the AP.

CBO study: Federal workers earn 16% more than private sector workers

The least-educated federal workers got the biggest boost by choosing to work for the federal government, the Congressional Budget Office found.

Union membership rose slightly in 2011

"Good union jobs are beginning to come back despite an unprecedented volley of partisan political attacks on workers' rights and the continuing insecurity of our economic crisis,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement, according to the LA Times.

New York transit worker union contract expires, but negotiations continue

“I’ve been bargaining for the better part of the last 48 hours,” TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen said, according to PolitickerNY. “I’m going to go back into that hotel and I’m going to tell the chairman of the MTA, I’m going to tell the governor to take their petty demands and shove it.”

Nigeria: Fuel strike protests suspended for weekend talks

Today is the fifth day of a general strike in Nigeria over fuel prices, which have risen dramatically since the government eliminated a fuel subsidy.

Machinists approve Boeing contract

“It’s jobs for the people and not having to worry about a strike — it’s beautiful,” Seattle-based Gabrielle Rogano, a third-generation Boeing employee, told the AP.

NBA lockout partially lifted

Players will be allowed to use the facilities for “voluntary conditioning” but not for “basketball-related activities," Fox News reported.

UK: Schools closed, services disrupted as public workers strike

The strike is over planned government changes to pensions that would see public workers pay more and be employed for longer to earn their pensions.

NBA disbands union, season “in jeopardy”

"The players feel that they're not prepared to accept the ultimatums," union executive director Billy Hunter said at news conference on NBA TV, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Southern California grocery strike averted

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