Labor News

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Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.

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NLRB OKs rules to streamline union election procedures

Union leaders welcomed the NLRB's proposals. The right wing House GOP and the National Retail Federation screamed.

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Unions say Senate must act to fill court vacancies

Richard Trumka said the Senate should "move expeditiously" to approve Obama's nominees for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for DC.

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Labor board to ask Supreme Court to restore its power

In a brief announcement, the board said it would ask the justices to review the case, Noel Canning vs. NLRB.

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Labor takes fight against the right into the courts

Labor's fight against the radical Right isn't just occurring in the streets or at the ballot box. Unions are challenging the Right Wing's schemes in court, too.

From Wal-Mart to hot dogs, courts important for workers

So you still don't think courts are important to workers? Betty Dukes and Nolan Koewler can quickly set you straight.

Justices dig into details of Wal-Mart sex discrimination

The Supreme Court is trying to determine whether Wal-Mart's female workers have the right to sue the company as a class.

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Justices protect workers who file verbal complaints

A complaint is a complaint, and it's valid - and protected - whether it's verbal or in writing, at least under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

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.

 

Justices tackle if states can use business licensing laws vs. undocumented workers

Can states use their own licensing laws to crack down on businesses that hire undocumented workers? The Supreme Court wrestled with that question on Dec. 9, dealing with a 2007 law from Arizona - a measure that presaged the tougher anti-Hispanic law the same state passed two years later.

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