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NLRB Gets Hands Slapped, Twice

By David Stephanides — In September 2016, the NLRB suffered two notable rebukes from the D.C. Circuit. In the first case, though the appeals court agreed that an employer unlawfully suspended two employees for alleged misconduct during a strike and eliminated a position held by a union worker, it remanded the case as to the discharge of […]

<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/nlrb-revamps-past-practice-unilateral-change-doctrine-overturns-precedent/ target=_blank >Precedent Overturned NLRB Revamps ‘Past Practice’ Unilateral Change Doctrine</a>

By Joy Waltemath and  Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. — On remand from the D.C. Circuit, a divided four-member NLRB held that DuPont violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act when it made unilateral changes to bargaining unit employees’ benefit plans after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. Reaffirming its prior stance that the employer’s unilateral changes were unlawful, the majority, more […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/volkswagen-must-bargain-with-uaw-nrlb-orders/ target=_blank >Volkswagen Must Bargain With UAW, NLRB orders</a>

By Joy Waltemath and Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. — Volkswagen must recognize and bargain with a UAW local union at the automaker’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, a three-member panel of the NLRB ordered in a summary judgment ruling. By failing and refusing since December 2015 to recognize and bargain with the union as the exclusive bargaining representative of its employees in […]

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<a href=http://www.ituc-csi.org/right-to-strike-re-affirmed-at-ilo target=_blank >Global Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO</a>

A breakthrough has been made at the International Labour Organization following two years during which employers at the International Labour Organization brought the UN body’s global supervisory system to a standstill, in an attempt to eliminate decades of ILO jurisprudence supporting the right to strike. Union and employer representatives have now reached an understanding at […]

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For Retail Workers, Time Is Money

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For Retail Workers, Time Is Money

By Marjorie E. Wood – A new law in San Francisco to curb erratic retail scheduling practices could be the first of many. In late November, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights — the first law of its kind in the nation. The focus of the new law might […]

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U.S. Lags World In Temporary Worker Protections

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U.S. Lags World In Temporary Worker Protections

By Michael Grabell ProPublica– For nearly six years, Limber Herrera has toiled as a temporary worker doing the same work for the same company in Mira Loma, Calif. About 40 hours a week, he unloads shipping containers for NFI2014one of the largest freight distribution firms in America2014moving goods that will eventually stock the shelves of […]

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NRLB Sets Terms To Dismisses Wal-mart Picketing Complaint Against Union

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NRLB Sets Terms To Dismisses Wal-mart Picketing Complaint Against Union

A union seeking better conditions for Wal-mart workers worker won a a partial legal victory today, Jan. 31, 2013, as the National Labor Relations Board ruled to dismiss an unfair labor practice complaint  filed by against the world’s employer against the union. The case involved picketing and protests at Wal-mart stores. The NRLB agreed to dismiss an unfair labor practice filed […]

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How The Wal-Mart Labor Struggle Is Going Global

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How The Wal-Mart Labor Struggle Is Going Global

By JAKE OLZEN, Waging Nonviolence— “Workers of the world unite!” says the traditional slogan of the Industrial Workers of the World. The Wobblies, since their founding in 1905, have envisioned a global union capable of waging a worldwide general strike. By its height in the 1920s, the union was capable of mobilizing hundreds of thousands […]

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Union Membership in the U.S. Takes Another Big Hit In 2012, At 76-Year Low

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Union Membership in the U.S. Takes Another Big Hit In 2012, At 76-Year Low

Opponents of labor union membership in the United States had a very successful couple of years during 2011 and 2012. Union membership nationwide reached a 76-year record low, during 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 23, 2013. In 2012, the union membership rate — the percentage of wage and salary workers who […]

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

By PAUL ABOWD, Center for Public Integrity—Amid protests by labor unions, and objections from the stateʼs congressional delegation and even the president, Michiganʼs Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law in December 11, 2012, drawn word-for-word from a 32-year-old “model bill” pushed by a corporate-funded, conservative think tank. The legislation deals a […]

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