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AFL-CIO Party

Source: Nick UT/AP http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/afl-cio-demands-obamacare-article-1.1454568

Source: Nick UT/AP

“The AFL-CIO quadrennial 2013 convention in Los Angeles was a flurry of exciting activity that promises to remake the labor movement in the United States and build a movement for all working people…” This “surprising” news from the AFL-CIO NOW website. It is no surprise that the all of the resolutions passed at the convention were simply a rehash of the usual extreme left / socialist drivel that has been the stock and trade of the trade federation for some time now.

Big Labor’s “hail Mary pass” to suck in as many non-union-affiliated working Americans as possible was probably the only new twist on the same-ole’, same-ole’ antics at the recent convention. As

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INK July 2013

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In this issue:

Foreign Threat Adds to Volkswagen Organizing Effort Defections, Mergers, and Global Expansion (oh my!) IAM Levies Over $1 Million in Fines Union Strategy: Harness the Young & Inexperienced Insight, SEIU Watch, ULP Charge of the Month and more…

The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site.

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

This has been quite an eventful month for the NLRB. For the first time in over a year and a half the NLRB is about to go back to full (Senate confirmed) 5-member strength. This after the Senate narrowly avoided the so-called “nuclear option” when Democrats agreed to remove the controversial nominations of Susan Block and Richard Griffin in exchange for Republicans

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Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson

This has been quite an eventful month for the NLRB. For the first time in over a year and a half the NLRB is about to go back to full (Senate confirmed) 5-member strength. This after the Senate narrowly avoided the so-called “nuclear option” when Democrats agreed to remove the controversial nominations of Susan Block and Richard Griffin in exchange for Republicans agreeing to approve the nominations of Richard Cordray (Consumer Protection), Tom Perez (Labor), and a new 5-member NLRB panel.

In consultation with the AFL-CIO Democrats agreed to confirm a new NLRB consisting of Democrats Mark Pearce (chair), Nancy Shiffer (associate general counsel at the AFL-CIO), Kent Hirozawa (chief counsel to NLRB chairman Mark Gaston Pearce) along with the two Republican nominees Harry Johnson and Phil Miscimarra. The full vote on those nominees should occur by the end of the week.

In what

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Labor Relations INK June 2013

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In this issue: Ten Year Strike Proves Futile The IRS Scandal No One Is Talking About When Unions Fight Unions Union Threatens Release of Company Information SEIU Watch, ULP Charge of the Month, Scoreboard, Insight and more…

The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site.

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Happy National Employee Freedom Week

This week was the first National Employee Freedom Week. The week is dedicated to educating unionized workers about their rights to opt out of union membership or being forced to pay money for things like union political activities. This week LRI joined numerous other organizations to support this very important work.

National Employee Freedom week is an ambitious project

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BREAKING NEWS: Congressmen Issue Joint Statement to Drop Proposed Advice Exemption Changes

In a joint statement, Congressmen John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) requested that the DOL abandon the proposed changes to the advice exemption of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. Kline chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee, and Roe chairs the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Read the press release here.

 

Labor Relations INK, May 2013

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In this issue:

The Fight for 15 – or What? Former NLRB Chair Speaks Out Right To Work: An Excuse For Union Intimidation? SEIU Watch, Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard, Insight and more…[based on current issue]

The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site.

View the web-based version of this newsletter (including links and graphics) by visiting:

http://lrionline.com/ink-may-2013

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Why Union Members Should be Up In Arms Over “Alt-Labor”

This month has been a big one for alt-labor. Alt-labor, for the uninitiated, stands for alternative labor groups. Unlike traditional unions who focus on organizing companies, alt-labor groups focus more on organizing worker populations independent from companies.

While these groups have been around a long time, they are

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Union Bailout Update

The recent nomination for the post of Labor Secretary fits the Obama administration’s trend of disregard for rule of law and promotion of blatant progressive agendas. This Cato Institute article summarized several of Thomas Perez’s controversial actions:

Source: Don Ryan / AP, file

Source: Don Ryan / AP, file

Interference with the Supreme Court case of Magner v. Gallagher, getting the City of St. Paul to dismiss its appeal to prevent what would’ve been a sharp (and probably unanimous) rebuke to the federal government regarding its use of “disparate impact” racial theories in housing policy, to the detriment of minorities and poor people everywhere; Refusal to comply with subpoenas from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Dismissal of the Justice Department’s already-won prosecution of the Black Panthers for voter intimidation during the

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Noel Canning vs. NLRB Goes to Supreme Court

This directly from the NLRB today:

The National Labor Relations Board has determined not to seek en banc rehearing in Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that the January 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the Board were invalid. The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision. The petition for certiorari is due on April 25, 2013.

Rather than ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to rehear the case with a full bench, the board will instead ask the Supreme Court to review the ruling.

Labor Relations INK ~ February 2013

In this issue:

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Union Bailout Update LRIOnline 2013 Annual Report Feature Love You or Leave You by Eric Vanetti SEIU Watch, Scoreboard, Sticky Fingers, and more…

 

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Unions love to hate companies, especially publicly traded ones. After all, attacking big companies lets unions combine some of their favorite pastimes. They get to rail against the 1%, hang out with politicians and celebrities, get on TV and, perhaps most important of all, bring out The Rat.

Scabby the Rat is a fixture at these events. Earlier this month the Teamsters brought

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SEIU Watch

Trending more than ever among scorned and alienated SEIU members, is the instinct to fight back against their oppressor – by becoming key players in the Big Labor arena through the creation of new unions.

The California League of City Employee Associations (CLOCEA), which was formed by Bill Shawhan in 2011 after an SEIU Local fired him, recently won a nearly two-year battle for a contract for Kings County employees.

According to Shawhan, CLOCEA doesn’t get involved in partisan politics and does not financially support politics in Sacramento or Washington, D.C.

Sal Rosselli started the trend in 2009 when he split from SEIU and founded the NUHW which recently joined forces with the California Nurses Association (CNA), and is about to embark on a long-awaited re-run election with SEIU-UHW for

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