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Oregon contractor tell NLRB he'd rather close than clean up

A painting contractor accused of threatening, bribing, interrogating, discriminating against and firing pro-union workers went without an attorney, and ended up being the prosecution's best witness.

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Today in labor history: Supreme Court used Taft-Hartley Act to break a steel strike

In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .

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Senate to vote Oct. 28 on Griffin for top NLRB enforcement job

The Senate is scheduled to vote late on Oct. 28 on Obama's nomination of Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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NLRB judge: Firm’s ‘arbitration agreement’ with workers can’t ban appeals to board

The ban violates the worker's labor law rights, ALJ Melissa Olivero ruled on August 14 in a case involving Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades University.

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Palermo’s agrees to reinstate eight fired workers

The company also has agreed to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act and to hold a union election.

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Pennsylvania American Water slapped by NLRB

Pennsylvania American Water, subsidiary of one of the nation's richest utilities, apparently isn't content with letting its executives feed at the ratepayers' trough, the Utility Workers note.

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Supreme Court to rule on legality of NLRB

The Supreme Court will try to sort out the political war over the legality of "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Second court further limits Obama recess appointments

A second federal appeals court further limited President Obama's power to make "recess appointments" to the NLRB when the Senate is out of session.

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Appeals court tosses NLRB’s workers rights poster rule

This was yet another victory for big business handed down by GOP-named judges.

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Administration brings GOP attacks on NLRB to Supreme Court

The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.

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