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Labor Relations INK June 2016

In this issue:

Big Labors Version of the Facts Auto Workers Lying Low Verizon Strike Ends Could Trump Trump Big Labor? SEIU Watch, Scoreboard, Sticky Fingers and more…

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

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Union Bailout Update

As you should already know if you opened the earlier email from us, there is some big news on the Persuader Rule front. The DOL has grandfathered in all engagements – including multi-year or long-term – that exist prior to July 1, eliminating the need for reporting where such agreements exist. If you missed that email and want to get this covered, send an email to us and we’ll get you taken care of.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Speciality Healthcare decision allowing micro units, in a challenge that has spanned 4 years. This is the fourth

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INK August 2013

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In this issue:

Be Careful What You Wish For… The Real Gamble to the Gaming Industry Right-to-Work Tug-of-War Union Job Openings SEIU Watch, Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard, Insight and more…

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

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Fast Food Worker Strikes: What do They Mean?

trumkaRichard Trumka is scrambling. When he took over the AFL-CIO I doubt Trumka planned to be the guy who turned out the lights after the labor movement died. But if something doesn’t happen soon that’s exactly what he’ll be doing. And that’s why Trumka – and the rest of the labor

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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

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Union Bailout Update

The November election will have consequences for those of us in the labor arena, but the news wasn’t all gloom and doom. (We announced our predictions on a webinar Thursday and we’ll send you a link to the recording in a couple of days, in case you missed it.)

Yes, Trumka was strutting like a peacock, claiming the Employee Free Choice Act will rise from the dead (at least after the mid-term elections in 2014), but in Michigan, unionistas took one to the chin when Proposition 2, which we wrote about in the last issue of INK, was soundly defeated. The proposition was an attempt to amend the state constitution, prohibiting the state legislature from passing laws that, “limit the ability to join unions and

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