Labor News

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Labor experts ask NLRB: give unions equal voice, time at “captive audience” meetings

The current captive audience meetings let employers summon workers into closed meetings to hear anti-union rhetoric and worse. 

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“Ramp up our pay,” demand Seattle baggage handlers

It's about fairness as much as the money, a baggage handler says; "I have to follow the law, why shouldn't they?"

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NLRB rejects McDonalds’ request to treat joint employer cases separately

The NLRB's general counsel presents evidence in one big case about the joint responsibility of McDonald's and its local franchises to obey labor law.

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Mayor De Blasio helps celebrate NY Fight For 15 victory

Mayor de Blasio and the city council have called for $15 in NYC wage but the Republican-led state senate has blocked the desired increase.

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Potato chip boss to workers: “Screw you and your f**king union”

Supporters of the striking workers are being asked not to buy Covered Bridge chips until the company returns to negotiations.

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Attorney: high court ruling could hurt all workers, union and non-union

A potential negative ruling in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case involving public workers and their unions could hurt all workers nationwide.

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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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Labor meltdown: Elves threaten historic strike week before Christmas

"This is a new day here in the North Pole; no longer will we settle for the technologies and working conditions of last century!"

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Despite vicious opposition, Chattanooga workers are unionizing

In the face of corporation opposition, skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant voted for UAW to become their collective bargaining representative, a step toward unionization of the whole plant.

 

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UBB mine disaster: Blankenship trial's end at hand

In a surprising move the defense team for accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, rested its case Nov. 16 without presenting any witnesses.

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