Labor News

Court stops anti-labor practice at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

The Supreme Court rejected a claim by the famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. that its resident medical graduates were actually students, not employees that work more than 40 hours per week and are entitled to the protection of regular labor laws.

 

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Bitter chocolate: Hershey’s candy closes a plant

Where were your Hershey's kisses made?Chances are, the answer is Mexico, not Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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“Thank God for the union”: Labor leads on community aid

With the increased attacks on unions from the right wing, it's more important than ever to note just how much organized labor does for the community.

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Internet organizing brings on the ground victory

Laptops might forever replace leaflets as the way people get the word out when they want to form unions at their workplaces.

NLRB gives strong backing to majority sign-up

By a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board has given strong written support to the use of "majority sign-up" for union recognition.

Ergonomics not on the list of five new safety rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will roll out five new rules this year designed to protect workers on the job - but a rule to curb ergonomic injuries will not be one of them.

Worker receives mixed verdict in court battle

What happens if a city trains a police officer on condition she stays five years on the job, but she resigns after two years?

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How to read those December unemployment figures

The nation's unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent in December but only because unprecedented numbers have dropped out of the workforce altogether.

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Law professors support Hilton workers

The Association of American Law Schools is holding its national conference at the boycotted hotel, but organizers of over two-thirds of the conference events held their sessions at another venue.

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Labor board calls for new election at Berkeley Bowl

A long-simmering labor struggle at the popular Berkeley Bowl Marketplace supermarket has taken a new turn with the National Labor Relations Board's year-end announcement that it has ordered a rerun of a June 2010 election to decertify United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5.

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