But when the workers went to a Romney campaign office to deliver an open letter to the Republican presidential nominee, staffers locked them out, then called the police. Luckily, the police officer who showed up was happy to deliver the letter for them.
A fair day's wage
- The U.S. Department of Labor has told the Georgia labor commissioner to reverse his decision denying unemployment benefits to seasonal school workers like bus drivers and cafeteria workers.
- Striking Caterpillar workers are voting on a tentative agreement between their union and the company. There's a twist, though: local union leaders are urging a no vote on the agreement, which was negotiated at the district level.
- A federal judge said that American Airlines had gone too far in trying to cancel its contract with pilots as it goes through bankruptcy.
- Ikea workers, bus drivers, nurses, geothermal workers, and more have decided to join unions recently.
- The lousy economy continues to fall on some groups harder than others. People who did not go to college are still struggling, and single people are regaining jobs more quickly than married people. (Not necessarily because they're single, but for other overlapping reasons.)