Archive for May 17, 2018

Rightwing groups secret ‘toolkit’ to plot against US unions

(Source: The Guardian May 15, 2018) Rightwing activists are launching a nationwide drive to persuade public-sector trade union members to tear up their membership cards and stop paying dues, posing a direct threat to the progressive movement in America. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that a network of radical conservative thinktanks spanning all 50…

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NMB announces reorganization

(Source: National Mediation Board press release, May 14, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Mediation Board (NMB) is pleased to announce the signing of a new Delegation Order, effective immediately, which reorganizes the NMB. The Office of Chief of Staff, the position of Chief of Staff, and the position of Assistant Chief of Staff are eliminated…

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AAR signs on to federal coal lawsuit against Washington state

(Source:, May 17, 2018) LONGVIEW, Wash. — The stack of legal briefs supporting a federal lawsuit over a proposed coal terminal in Longview continues to grow. The American Railroad Association filed an amicus brief Tuesday arguing that state regulators’ denial of permits for Millennium Bulk Terminals’ $680 million export facility represents an illegal attempt…

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