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“Right to work” workarounds at the local level just got defeated by the new Illinois Democratic governor. Governing.com reports: “Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed into law a bill that bars local governments from establishing so-called right-to-work zones, another rebuke to his Republican predecessor, who blocked similar legislation as he battled with Democratic lawmakers over…

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A contract deal has been reached between the United Steelworkers and Harley-Davidson at two plants. The Milwaukee-Sentinel reports: “Steelworkers at Harley-Davidson plants in Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk have voted to approve a new contract that includes a 14% wage increase over five years. Other terms of the deal approved Monday by United Steelworkers Local 2-209 and…

1. Hawaii • Pct. of workers in unions: 23.1% • Change in union membership (2008-2018): -1.2 ppt. (25th largest decrease) • Union workers: 138,854 (24th fewest) • Avg. annual wage: $50,968 (22nd highest) 2. New York • Pct. of workers in unions: 22.3% • Change in union membership (2008-2018): -2.6 ppt. (15th largest decrease) • Union workers: 1,873,880 (2nd most) • Avg.…

Stop & Shop workers are officially on strike. Boston.com reports: “At 1 p.m. Thursday, more than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job. “We are officially out on strike,” Jeff Bollen, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, one of the five local unions representing the Quincy-based…

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