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Starring in Target's Anti-Union Training Film: Union Actors

Hey, it's just a job, says AFTRA member

(Newser) - Oh, Target: Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea to hire union actors for your anti-union employee training video. The video, which Gawker dubs “propaganda,” was created in 2003 but made headlines this week when that site made it publicly viewable for the first time. Now Salon... More »

Wisconsin Battle About Power, Not Budget

Gov. pushing oligarchy as unions seek democracy: Paul Krugman

(Newser) - Wisconsin’s battle over union rights shares a key element with the protests in Egypt: In the end, it’s all about power, writes Paul Krugman for the New York Times . Gov. Scott Walker’s team is trying to make his state, and eventually the entire country, "less of... More »

NY Times to Notify Feds It's Shutting Globe

(Newser) - The New York Times will file a required 60-day notice with federal authorities that it plans to shut the storied Boston Globe, newspaper officials said last night. Tense negotiations with unions failed to produce millions of dollars in savings Times representatives say are necessary to continue Globe operations. The Newspaper... More »

Starbucks' Union-Busting Campaign Before Judge

Brewhaha over coffee bosses' plot to stop baristas from organizing

(Newser) - Starbucks bosses trying to stop baristas from union organizing did some internet sleuthing to discover who had graduated from a university labor program—and even had Halloween partygoers snooped on, the Wall Street Journal reports. Starbucks' own emails detailing "our attempts to thwart a potential union situation" by identifying... More »

Joni Wows With Shine

Mitchell’s first new work in a decade is ‘biting, sartorial and poetic’

(Newser) - Joni Mitchell has dropped new material for the first time in 10 years, and Shine is wowing critics. It “isn’t a coffee table record,” raves AllMusic, in awarding it 4 of 5 stars; “it won’t attract record execs looking for a resurrection." That’s... More »

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