Posts Tagged ‘Collective Bargaining’

Mar
2016
30

Words Alone Can’t Capture the Importance of Yesterday’s Friedrichs Decision. Only This Meme Can.

Words Alone Can't Capture the Importance of Yesterday's Friedrichs Decision. Only This Meme Can.
  Workers’ rights advocates earned an indescribably important victory on Wednesday when the 8-person Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. This means a lower court ruling in favor of labor union rights stays in tact.  The lower court, the U.S. Ninth Circuit of Appeals in San…
Mar
2016
30

Hartford Unions, Dems Push Back on New Mayor’s Collective Bargaining Overreach

Hartford Unions, Dems Push Back on New Mayor's Collective Bargaining Overreach
  The Mayor of Hartford, along with union representatives and state officials, gave testimony this week regarding a controversial bill that would create an oversight panel for the city’s finances and labor negotiations.  The panel is supported by newly elected Mayor Luke Bronin, who is battling a $48.5 million deficit. Unions oppose…
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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…;
Jan
2016
26

C-4 to Your Door, No Beef No More: Canadian Treasury Righting (Some of) Old Admin’s Labor Wrongs

C-4 to Your Door, No Beef No More: Canadian Treasury Righting (Some of) Old Admin's Labor Wrongs
  In Canada, the Treasury Board has notified public sector unions that one of its “first orders of business” when parliament resumes this week is to repeal sections of Bill C-59, which gave the government the power to impose a unilateral sick-leave standard.  The news comes as Canada’s largest public sector union, the Public Service…
Jan
2016
15

Vice Presidential Push: NM Gov. Revives “Right-to-Work” Talk Despite Impossibility of Passage

Vice Presidential Push: NM Gov. Revives
  In her upcoming State of the State address, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will call for the legislature to take on “Right-to-Work”, a move she has in the past called a “no-brainer.”  Gov. Martinez initially signaled her intentions last week during the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce luncheon.   “Right-to-Work” made its…
Jan
2016
13

Roofers Claim Contractor Dodged Bargaining Agreement, Pension Payments Using Shadow Company

Roofers Claim Contractor Dodged Bargaining Agreement, Pension Payments Using Shadow Company
  The Employers Joint Health and Welfare Fund, the National Roofing Industry Pension Fund, and the Roofers Union have filed a lawsuit against Ascension Sheet Metal LLC alleging that the owners of the company formed a separate entity in order to operate outside of a collective bargaining agreement.  The Gonzales-based company, which does…
Jan
2016
7

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races
  In Kentucky, the inevitable fight for ideological control has begun with newly elected Republican Governor Matt Bevin at the helm.  On Tuesday, the state legislature began its session with a bevy of political infighting as Democrats and Republicans battled for committee membership and leadership positions.  Currently, Republicans hold a…
Jan
2016
5

MO GOP Hedges on “Right-to-Work” but Labor’s Message is Clear: We Support Who Supports Us

MO GOP Hedges on
  A recent interview with Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson leaves the question of “Right-to-Work” somewhat unanswered for 2016.  Last year, “Right-to-Work” failed to gain enough support to override a veto from Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.  Despite a GOP super majority in both chambers, the divisive nature of…
Dec
2015
14

Top Economists: Politics, Not Industry Changes, Responsible for Decline in Unionism

Top Economists: Politics, Not Industry Changes, Responsible for Decline in Unionism
  The upcoming issue of the New York Review of Books features a piece by Paul Krugman, who reviews the new Robert Reich book, Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.  In analyzing and highlighting some of Reich’s arguments, Krugman pieces together the changes that have occurred in both the U.S. and global economies [&hellip…;
Dec
2015
11

The National Security Story They Won’t Tell: TSA Agents Now Working Without a Contract

The National Security Story They Won't Tell: TSA Agents Now Working Without a Contract
  On every Sunday morning political show, in every stump speech along the campaign trail, on conservative talk radio show and online, fear mongering abounds.  Only the right knows how to deal with the complicated issues in the Middle East, they.  Only the GOP is looking out for the safety of the American citizen.   [&hellip…;
Dec
2015
11

Ohio’s Looming “Right-to-Work” Fight Features Familiar Falsehoods

Ohio's Looming
  The Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee heard testimony for HB 377, a law which would prohibit the collection of union dues from public sector workers who do not wish to be part of the union but are still entitled to the benefits of collective bargaining.  This is a complicated way of saying “Right-to-Work.” [&hellip…;
Nov
2015
18

Good vs. Easel: IKEA Hires Anti-Union Juggernaut Jackson Lewis to Challenge UFCW’s MA Organizing

Good vs. Easel: IKEA Hires Anti-Union Juggernaut Jackson Lewis to Challenge UFCW's MA Organizing
  On Monday morning the overnight warehouse workers at IKEA’s Stoughton, Massachusetts store went on strike, the first action of its kind in the company’s American history.  It came just days after 75 percent of the “Goods Flow In” department signed a letter to management demanding recognition for their desire to be represented…