FedEx's Culture of Misclassification Dealt Yet Another Blow, This Time By U.S. Court of Appeals

FedEx’s Culture of Misclassification Dealt Yet Another Blow, This Time By U.S. Court of Appeals

  A federal court has ruled that misclassified employees can recover monetary damages under...

United's Second Quarter Profits Nearly Hit a Billion, So They're Laying Off 100s of Union Workers

United’s Second Quarter Profits Nearly Hit a Billion, So They’re Laying Off 100s of Union Workers

  In order to “keep their costs competitive,” United Airlines will lay off 100 workers at...

Costly Anti-Union Bill C-377, Thwarted Before, Rears Its Head in Canada Again

Costly Anti-Union Bill C-377, Thwarted Before, Rears Its Head in Canada Again

  In Canada, the anti-union Bill C-377 is back again and labor organizations are preparing to...

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission's Democratic Primary

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission’s Democratic Primary

  Growing up we’re taught to be all we can be, to push ourselves to become leaders, and...

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Jun
2012
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Alabama Hyundai Plant Receives 20,000 Applications for 877 Job Openings

Alabama Hyundai Plant Receives 20,000 Applications for 877 Job Openings
Remember that story, from about this time last year, of 1,000,000 people applying for 62,000 McDonald’s job openings? That sure was a depressing moment that yielded lots of conversation about the state of our union, wasn’t it? Well, something similar has happened again, albeit on a smaller scale. In Alabama, Hyundai has received 20,000...
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Jun
2012
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Machinists Union Rejects Latest Concession-Packed Offer From Caterpillar

Machinists Union Rejects Latest Concession-Packed Offer From Caterpillar
It’s been a tumultuous six months for Caterpillar employees who have been wrestling with the company’s disinterest in good faith bargaining in North America. The company, which cemented its place in the uber-corporate pantheon by dodging $2 billion of U.S. taxes last year, kicked off 2012 by locking out Canadian workers and demanding a...
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Jun
2012
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Wage and Hour Lawsuits Are Sky-Rocketing, So Much So that the Justice System Can’t Keep Up

Wage and Hour Lawsuits Are Sky-Rocketing, So Much So that the Justice System Can't Keep Up
American employers are refusing to pay overtime at an alarming rate according to new figures that show wage and hour lawsuits have risen 400 percent since 2000. More than 7,000 collective lawsuits were filed in 2011 alone and the targets range from small local companies to goliaths including Wal-Mart and GlaxoSmithKline. These claims suggest that...
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Jun
2012
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IBEW Members are Working in Afghanistan to Wire the War Zone

Union members have long displayed an allegiance to United States military servicemen and women, frequently donning American Flag stickers and other forms of Army, Navy and Marine support on their clothing and equipment. Some members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are sent to Afghanistan to share their special skills...
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May
2012
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“Recent anti-prevailing-wage articles paint the picture of a classic business versus organized labor dispute. It’s not.”

In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Corbett’s Republican-led legislature is looking to make changes to prevailing wage laws under the auspices of “saving taxpayers money.” But facts show that the prevailing wage does not increase costs on state-funded projects. This is the focus of Stehpen Herzenberg’s latest opinion piece at...
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May
2012
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Australian Government Opening Doors to Foreign Labor Instead of Training Countrymen. Sound Familiar?

In Australia, the government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard is under fire from unions for endorsing Enterprise Migration Agreements (EMAs) that would allow up to 1,715 skilled foreign workers to enter the country and work on mining projects. Gillard has promised to “put Australian jobs first,” but unions see the EMAs as a way to...
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May
2012
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Wal-Mart Ends Financial Support for ALEC!

Wal-Mart Ends Financial Support for ALEC!
Word has just arrive that corporate behemoth Wal-Mart has ended financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This comes as welcome news to progressives and other people who care about Democracy as it represents perhaps the most symbolic corporate departure from the unscrupulous group to date. Sure, other massive...
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May
2012
30

We Are Wisconsin’s Political Version of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” Is a Winner

As Democrats and Republicans try to mobilize a broad voter base in the lead up to next week’s Wisconsin Recall Election, We Are Wisconsin has dropped a solid political take on the Jay-Z smash, “99 Problems,” that ostensibly aims to get out the urban youth vote. [Jay-Z's original at the bottom of this post] Political [&hellip...
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May
2012
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Despite 500,000 U.S. Call Center Job Losses Since 2008, Bank of America Is Hiring in The Philippines

Despite 500,000 U.S. Call Center Job Losses Since 2008, Bank of America Is Hiring in The Philippines
Three years after receiving a $45 billion bailout from the U.S. Government — and just months after it announced it would lay off 30,000 workers — Bank of America has decided to go on a hiring spree…in the Philippines. BoA now joins JP Morgan Chase, CitiGroup, and Wells Fargo as a company housing its call [&hellip...
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May
2012
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1,000,000 People Prematurely Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits Following Rules Changes

1,000,000 People Prematurely Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits Following Rules Changes
Nearly three years after the “end” of the “Great Recession” those who have suffered through long-term unemployment are still feeling the effects. In the United States, nearly five million people have been out of work for over 6 months and due to poor policy many will soon be facing the reality of losing their benefits....
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May
2012
29

Flynn’s NLRB Resignation Finally Announced (On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, No Less)

Flynn's NLRB Resignation Finally Announced (On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, No Less)
In the wake of the Inspector General’s discovery that National Labor Relations Board member Terence Flynn funneled confidential information to outside sources associated with the Mitt Romney camp, Flynn has resigned from his position on the NLRB effective July 24th, 2012. He has immediately recused himself from all agency business. Multiple...
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May
2012
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First Wisconsin Recall Debate Yields Talking Points for Barrett, Backpedaling from Walker

First Wisconsin Recall Debate Yields Talking Points for Barrett, Backpedaling from Walker
One week from now, on June 5th, the long awaited Wisconsin recall election will take place and cheeseheads the state over will have their say on whether or not they want to continue in the same direction or remove Scott Walker from the Governor’s Mansion. If such a change is affected, it could act as [&hellip...
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