Labor News

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Relocating production line to avoid union breaks labor law

The NLRB says Boeing's decision to locate its second assembly line for its new model "Dreamliner" super-jumbo passenger plane in non-union South Carolina, and not in its unionized plants in the Pacific Northwest, breaks labor law.

Labor law turned inside out?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - U.S. labor law "has been turned inside out, protecting the powerful rather than the powerless" in the 75 years since the National Labor Relations Act was enacted, a top labor historian says.

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Labor board seeks quick action to stop firing of union organizers

Five companies, ranging from a private school in Portland, Ore., Kaiser Permanente, were issued injunctions forcing them to stop illegally firing workers trying to form unions.

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Nursing home workers mark sixth month of strike

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hundreds of workers and their supporters rallied at Park Place Health Care Center in Hartford last week marking the 400 workers' sixth month on strike against Spectrum Healthcare. The members of SEIU 1199 recapped their struggle, and vowed to stand firm until they win a decent contract.

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Obama makes pro-labor recess appointments

President Obama is bypassing Republican obstructionists in the Senate this week and naming 15 people to administration positions, which the GOP has blocked for an average of 214 days.

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Nelson joins GOP in nixing labor board pick

Indicating that workers face a tough fight in Congress for labor law reform this year, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced last night that he will help filibuster the president's nominee to the nation's most important labor relations agency.

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Labor’s big election loss

The Senate Democrats loss of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority seems almost certain to doom attempts to revive the barely functioning National Labor Relations Board, the country¹s chief labor law administrator and enforcer.

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Coming back to the NLRB’s core mission

The son of an Iowa coal miner is pleased that the United States has moved closer now to enforcing a piece of the law that has too often been ignored.

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