Updated 5/3/2006; 4:36:47 PM

  Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Workers in May Day march. Thousands of workers from across the UK march to the traditional May Day trade union rally in central London. [BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition]
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  Friday, April 28, 2006

Blogs: Good or Evil? . I write again today about blogging because I believe it has become the most vibrant, innovative and controversial form of information delivery in the media world today. By Howard Kurtz. [washingtonpost.com - washingtonpost.com - elections, campaigns, government and politics news and headlines.]
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  Thursday, April 27, 2006

Trade unionists walk out on Hain. Up to 20 trade unionists walk out on NI Secretary Peter Hain in protest at rate charges and education cuts. [BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition]
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  Tuesday, April 25, 2006

After Quitting A.F.L.-C.I.O., Group Suggests Reunion of Sorts. A coalition of breakaway unions wants to create a third union federation that would concentrate on political and legislative efforts. By STEVEN GREENHOUSE. [NYT > Business]
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  Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Benefits Threatened, Auto Workers Line Up for Elective Procedures. Auto workers are rushing to get procedures before they lose their comprehensive medical benefits. By MILT FREUDENHEIM. [NYT > Business]
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Employer/Employee Relations . Washington Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein will be online to discuss the death of the old social compact between companies and their workers and the trouble in coming up with a new one.
By Steven Pearstein. [washingtonpost.com - Business News From The Washington Post]
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  Monday, April 17, 2006

Transit Union Ordered to Pay $2.5 Million in Fines. A state court judge in Brooklyn ordered today that Local 100 of the Transit Workers Union must pay $2.5 million in fines as a penalty for its strike in the days before Christmas. By THOMAS J. LUECK. [NYT > Home Page]
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  Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ford to Shut 2 Truck Plants as Part of Restructuring. The action, on top of plant closings that Ford has already announced, means that the geographic scope of Ford's manufacturing is shrinking. By MICHELINE MAYNARD. [NYT > Business]
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Mass. Marks Health-Care Milestone . BOSTON, April 12 -- In a Colonial-era hall, with a fife-and-drum corps marching in with him, Gov. Mitt Romney (R) signed a bill Wednesday requiring all Massachusetts residents to purchase health insurance -- portraying the measure as a historic solution to health-care costs, even as questions... By David A. Fahrenthold. [washingtonpost.com - washingtonpost.com - elections, campaigns, government and politics news and headlines.]
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In Texas, the Biggest Box Gets Mighty Fancy Trimmings . PLANO, Tex. -- The world's first high-end Wal-Mart has grocery aisles nearly wide enough to drive a Volkswagen down. Pushing a cart around the store makes you feel like Cinderella, or Cinderfella. Cartoon tweety birds should follow you. You think about hating Wal-Mart. You think about loving it.... By Hank Stuever. [washingtonpost.com - Business News From The Washington Post]
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