Labor News


High court tackles four important cases involving workers, unions

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.



Today in history: Supreme Court okays sit-down strikes

In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.


Examining courts' impact on workers and their rights

Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.


Home care ruling shows negative impact of courts on workers

A Dec. 22 decision showed that men and women in black robes can yank away what workers win in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill, or at the bargaining table.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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