Day: August 20, 2017

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

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AFL-CIO Quits Trump Manufacturing Council

WASHINGTON—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka quit President Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council Aug. 15, saying he was doing it “on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.”

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