Posts Tagged ‘union busting’

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…
Oct
2016
11

Right-Wing Think Tank Wins Court Battle for Union Members’ Names, Now They Want Birth Dates

Right-Wing Think Tank Wins Court Battle for Union Members' Names, Now They Want Birth Dates
  After a protracted legal battle with the Freedom Foundation, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 775 has officially handed over a list of its members to the conservative think tank. The Freedom Foundation will use the list to send out mailers to members of the Washington state caregivers union letting them know they can leave…
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Aug
2016
5

A “Culture of Fear” Has Contributed to Declining Union Membership

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  “Why are there no labor unions in America?” So begins a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post by author and American history professor Kimberly Phillips-Fein. Phillips-Fein, who teaches at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, is quick to point out that millions of Americans do still belong…
Aug
2016
3

Judge Grants Freedom Foundation Request for Thousands of WA Union Members’ Private Info

Judge Grants Freedom Foundation Request for Thousands of WA Union Members' Private Info
  A judge in Thurston County, WA has sided with the Freedom Foundation, granting the conservative think tank’s request for the release of tens of thousands names, emails, and birthdays of unionized state workers. Lawyers for the state labor unions failed to convince Judge Mary Sue Wilson that the request was a politically motivated…
Jul
2016
11

Persuader? I Hardly Know Her: TX Judge Blocks DOL’s Union-Buster Transparency Rule Days Before Implementation

Persuader? I Hardly Know Her: TX Judge Blocks DOL's Union-Buster Transparency Rule Days Before Implementation
  It appears some are not persuaded by the Department of Labor’s “Persuader rule.” Texas U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings granted an injunction that blocked the new law just three days before its implementation date. Adopted earlier this year by the Department of Labor, the law was scheduled to take effect on…
Mar
2016
30

Space Persuaders: Dept of Labor Rights 50 Years of Wrong, Makes Union Busting Much Tougher

Space Persuaders: Dept of Labor Rights 50 Years of Wrong, Makes Union Busting Much Tougher
  Changing more than 50 years of bad precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week issued a new final rule to close loopholes in Section 203 of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and require companies to disclose the consultants they use to control activities during union organizing campaigns. In the name…
Mar
2016
14

Right-Wing Freedom Foundation Literally Going Door-to-Door to Bust Unions in Washington State

Right-Wing Freedom Foundation Literally Going Door-to-Door to Bust Unions in Washington State
  The Guardian writer Steven Greenhouse has broken a story about door-to-door union busting in the state of Washington, led by the right-wing Freedom Foundation.  The group sent out activists to visit more than 10,000 home health care workers and advise them that the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision means they can opt out [&hellip…;
Apr
2015
24

Captive Audience Union-Busting Meetings Cutting Into Class Time at Philly Charter School

Captive Audience Union-Busting Meetings Cutting Into Class Time at Philly Charter School
  Parents and teachers of students at the Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia are angered that mandatory captive audience meetings are being scheduled during class hours at a pivotal point in the school year.  As students prepare for Keystone and AP exams, 6 hours of their school day will be canceled while teachers hear [&hellip…;
Mar
2015
24

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.
  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations.  The ruling came after the NLRB rolled multiple complaints for illegal actions in Albuquerque, Wichita, New York City, and Charleston into one case.  All complaints revolved around T-Mobile US blocking…
Feb
2014
18

New Labor Dept “Persuader” Rule Could Lift the Veil on Lobbyist Ties to Union-Busting Law Firms

  A new rule from the Labor Department that would require employers to disclose the hiring of legal consultants is bringing about a fierce reaction from business lobbies such as the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Currently, companies only need to disclose the hiring of outside firms if those firms have direct contact with…
Sep
2013
23

TUC, IBEW Cry Foul Over United Nations’ Union-Busting, Bad Faith

TUC, IBEW Cry Foul Over United Nations' Union-Busting, Bad Faith
  An excellent read from In These Times writer Michelle Chen provides background on accusations of union-busting at the UN, actions that, if verified, show a dangerous direction for the organization often recognized as the world’s watchdog.  New policy enacted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has diminished the collective bargaining rights…
Aug
2013
23

Boeing’s Wage-Slashing Move to SC Backfires as Company Can’t Meet 787 Production Demand

Boeing's Wage-Slashing Move to SC Backfires as Company Can't Meet 787 Production Demand
  When Boeing left Washington for South Carolina in order to suppress the wages of its workers, it also left behind the quality work that had been provided by a highly skilled, union workforce.  Now, that union-busting is backfiring as productivity has dropped immensely and Boeing is unable to meet their 787 Dreamliner production goals….