Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Union’

Dec
2016
13

MI House Passes Anti-Union Bills to Prevent Picketing and Facilitate Hiring of Scabs

MI House Passes Anti-Union Bills to Prevent Picketing and Facilitate Hiring of Scabs
  Elections have consequences, and Michigan workers are about to find that out the hard way. The state House of Representatives has passed two bills that will make it harder for employees to picket and easier for employers to replace striking workers. Both bills passed along party lines, with Republicans supporting the anti-union efforts and...
Nov
2016
11

Anti-Union Group Caught Sending Undisclosed Election Materials to Voters in WV

Anti-Union Group Caught Sending Undisclosed Election Materials to Voters in WV
  An anti-union group in West Virginia was caught mailing pro-Republican materials to voters without reporting the activity to the Secretary of State’s office. Election law requires the disclosure of independent political expenditures and prohibits electioneering communications between political groups: Letters obtained by the...
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Oct
2016
12

Union-Busters Busted: Walmart and Home Depot Anti-Union Videos Feature Identical “Workers”

Union-Busters Busted: Walmart and Home Depot Anti-Union Videos Feature Identical
  What’s better than one incredibly lame anti-union infomercial? Why, two incredibly lame anti-union infomercials, of course! Preferably with the exact same actors and script. At least, that appears to be the thinking behind Walmart’s and Home Depot’s oddly similar (and similarly terrible) pieces of video propaganda. Via...
Feb
2016
17

NLRB Petitioned to Strengthen Equal Time Provision, Cut Down Captive Audience Meetings

NLRB Petitioned to Strengthen Equal Time Provision, Cut Down Captive Audience Meetings
  In a recent article for In These Times, writer Shaun Richman argues that a recent petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which calls for reforms to union election laws could limit the effectiveness of captive audience meetings.  The equal time provision, which would allow unions to spend the same amount of time [&hellip...
Apr
2015
10

Across Illinois, Cities and Counties are Formally Rejecting Gov. Rauner’s Anti-Union Proposals

Across Illinois, Cities and Counties are Formally Rejecting Gov. Rauner's Anti-Union Proposals
  Across Illinois, municipalities are rejecting the “Turnaround Agenda” of Governor Bruce Rauner, which calls for changes to the prevailing wage and workers compensation systems as well as the creation of as-yet unconstitutional “Right-to-Work” zones.  The agenda is being tackled by city councils after Brad Cole, Executive Director...
Mar
2015
30

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set April 22nd as the date when more than 3,000 production workers at three of Boeing’s plants in North Charleston, South Carolina...
Feb
2015
11

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action
  On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed an executive action that prohibits public sector unions from collecting ‘fair share fees’ from those who benefit from the collective bargaining of a union, but choose not to belong to the union.  Since his election in November, Rauner has taken aim at labor unions, talking to...
Jan
2015
15

National Right to Work Committee Opposes Local RTW Ordinances (For All the Wrong Reasons)

National Right to Work Committee Opposes Local RTW Ordinances (For All the Wrong Reasons)
  With counties across Kentucky rapidly passing unprecedented “Right-to-Work” ordinances, activists and lobbies on both sides of the issue are scrambling to establish their position on what they once thought would only be a state-level type legislation. This is not limited to “Right-to-Work” opponents. The National Right to...
Oct
2014
23

Indiana Unions Continue to Report Extremely Limited Impact of “Right-to-Work” Law

  Under the guise of job creation, the Indiana legislature passed union-busting “Right-to-Work” legislation in 2013.  But more than a year later, many unions remain unaffected with the vast majority of members continuing to pay dues.  Other than state politicians scoring right-wing points with national donors, the law has been...
Oct
2014
23

“Money Is More Important for Men,” Says WI Candidate Who Will Likely Win a House of Reps Seat

  Right Wing Watch (RWW) has released their list of five GOP extremists that could be heading to Congress next year and on that list is everyone’s favorite anti-union Wisconsinite, Glenn Grothman. Grothman is running for Congress in the 6th district where he has been unable to get the endorsement of the outgoing Republican.   Speaking...
Oct
2014
3

Boeing Again Shipping Jobs to Anti-Worker State Despite Taking Huge Incentive Package

Boeing Again Shipping Jobs to Anti-Worker State Despite Taking Huge Incentive Package
  Less than 11 months after receiving $8.7 billion in tax incentives from the Washington state legislature, Boeing has announced they will transfer nearly 2,000 engineering jobs to “lower cost regions” over the next three years.  The tax incentives, the largest in U.S. history, were granted in part to keep Boeing’s 777x program in the...
Sep
2014
29

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 fight it and its potential unconstitutionality.  The bill is supported and lobbied for by Merit Canada, an anti-union organization that supports “merit shop” employers.  It would force Canadian unions to spend assets — both time and money...