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NLRB keeps up the pressure on Menard's

The Menards decision actually enlarges and deepens the NLRB's reach into the language and attitude of business operators, since it demands reissued handbooks.

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CWA: Deutsche Telekom faces rising pressure over T-Mobile misconduct

Not only are CWA and ver.di demanding that DT force its U.S. T-Mobile managers to obey U.S. labor law, but so are U.S. lawmakers and major investors.

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The "Right-to-Work" movement's attack on women workers

If strong public sector union jobs are eroded as a result of the right-to-work movement's attack, this will be an added setback for women's economic status in the U.S.

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Construction workers killed on the job, manager goes to jail

On Christmas Eve 2009, when the scaffolding they were working on broke in half, four workers were not wearing safety lines and fell thirteen floors.

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NLRB casting jaundiced eye against forced arbitrations

If you signed an employment contract in the past 15 years, you likely also signed away your rights to sue your employer if you get fired for bad reasons.

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Walmart hired Lockheed-Martin, asked FBI to spy on activist workers

The spying was contained in documents filed with the NLRB in a case that OURWalmart -- an employee group to improve pay and working conditions -- filed with the agency.

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Pride at Work protests gay group's endorsement of Walmart

"A  war on worker rights to come together and fight for a voice on the job is being waged by corporations that HRC asks the LGBT community to celebrate."

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Labor board punts college athletes' try to unionize on technicality

By a 5-0 vote, the National Labor Relations Board on August 17 tossed out college athletes' - in this case, Northwestern University's football players' - attempt to unionize.

 

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Federal judge upholds NLRB union election rules

The rules helped reduce the time available to businesses and union-busting "consultants" to illegally intimidate, spy on, harass and fire workers for exercising their rights.

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Nurses: court decision is a threat to public health and safety, workers' rights

The case, Friedrichs v. CTA (California Teachers Association), involves a challenge supported by far right anti-union groups.

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