Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Resolution or Revolution? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions as you kicked off the new decade? For the first time in a long time I didn’t. I’m not really sure why. Partially it could be that so many resolutions don’t make it to February. But I’ve...

Union Bailout Update

Several NLRB decisions at the end of the year reversed several Obama-era Board actions, returning issues to previous long-standing interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act. Among them were: Apogee Retail addressed employer confidentiality during...
Laboring Toward 2020

Laboring Toward 2020

All of the Democrat contenders present at a recent labor convention in Iowa, of course, pandered to Big Labor. Bernie Sanders touted his plan to double union membership by the end of his first term. However, in contrast to the 2016 primaries, unions in Sanders...

AI, Technology and Labor

AI and automation (robotics) are typically lumped into a single category of “technology,” especially in terms of impact on jobs. Though unions rail against both as a cause of blue-collar job reductions, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two types of...
Tech/Media

Tech/Media

The Communication Workers of America have announced a new campaign that will focus on organizing the tech and video game industry. It’s called the Campaign to Organize Digital Employees and it launched at the beginning of the year. Check out the campaign’s...
Healthcare

Healthcare

Great news for our healthcare readers! Because healthcare is now the largest employment sector in the U.S. and is expected to add over two million jobs in the next decade, unions have stepped up their attack on healthcare employers, but that’s NOT the good news.  LRI...