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Quarterback Kain Colter #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats follows wide receiver Cameron Dickerson #19 of the Northwestern Wildcats during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

NCAA On College Athletes’ Hopes To Unionize: ‘Student-Athletes Are Not Employees’

Calling the NCAA a dictatorship, Northwestern’s quarterback and the United Steelworkers announced plans Tuesday to form the first labor union for college athletes — the latest salvo in the bruising fight over whether amateur players should be paid.

01/28/2014

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Study: On Screen Hollywood Loves The Gays, Off Screen Not So Much

A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.

09/27/2013

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Walmart Workers, Community Supports Protest For Better Jobs, Higher Wages

Hundreds of Walmart workers and community supporters Thursday are expected to take part in a nationwide protest calling for improved jobs and better wages.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2013

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Mayor Garcetti, DWP Union Leaders Reach Agreement On New Contract

An agreement has been reached between the city and the union representing workers at the Department of Water and Power, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening.

08/22/2013

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

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Unions Claim Prop 32 Would Rob Them Of Political Power

Labor union members claim Proposition 32, which would limit how unions raise money for California political campaigns, would rob them of their political power.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/19/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Move To The Middle Is Nothing More Than Baseless Rhetoric

Why is Mitt Romney, the severely Conservative candidate for president, all of a sudden moving to the middle?

10/09/2012

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Prop 32′s Limit On Unions’ Political Spending Stirs Controversy

California voters are being asked to starve unions of the tens of millions of dollars they use to finance campaigns and political organizing, as the nation’s largest state wades into the national debate over labor clout.

10/03/2012

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Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.

09/25/2012

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Unions Blast Gov. Jerry Brown’s Pension Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown announced a “historic pension reform agreement” Tuesday that will cap pensions and raise employee contributions and the retirement age.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

Then-SAG President actress Melissa Gilbert and former AFTRA President actor John Connolly along with other SAG and AFTRA Members on picket lines in Burbank in December of 2003. Analysts say the two sides are much closer to a deal than they were in 2003. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coming Soon? Hollywood Abuzz As AFTRA, SAG Merger Talks Heat Up

The state of some of Hollywood’s biggest unions is influx heading into this year’s Labor Day weekend.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/02/2011

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