Newly leaked documents reveal that Verizon is all about union-busting. The Guardian reports: “Unions offer ’empty promises and unrealistic expectations’ and don’t act with ‘integrity’, according to internal documents circulated by Verizon’s human resources department and obtained by the Guardian. In documents given to managers and employees the US’s largest wireless provider encourages its own…

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Teachers in Southern California have had enough. Politico reports: “Thousands of Los Angeles teachers plan to strike Monday — raising the possibility of a new wave of “educator spring” activity resurrected in the blue state of California. The labor unrest in LA is reminiscent of statewide teacher walkouts last year in the red states of…

The Senate has taken the first step in securing back pay for federal workers. CBS News reports: “The Senate approved a bill by voice vote to provide back pay to federal workers currently on furlough or working without pay when the government shutdown ends. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump has indicated he…

Sears, and 50,000 of its jobs, might be saved after all. CNBC reports: “A bankruptcy judge is giving Sears Chairman Eddie Lampertanother chance to buy the department store chain out of bankruptcy and save roughly 50,000 jobs. Sears on Tuesday had planned to tell the bankruptcy court it had rejected Lampert’s $4.4 billion offer to buy the retailer,…