Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson What A Difference A Month Makes Many of you are reading this sheltering in place somewhere in the US. I write this as I shelter in place at home in Oklahoma, where the COVID-19 crisis is taking hold. I am very grateful that my family (including my...

Union Bailout Update

All NLRB elections have been suspended through at least April 3rd, including mail ballots. The Board noted that it will monitor the situation and potentially extend the postponement. As we notified you on March 24th, the Board announced that it is pushing...
Laboring Toward 2020

Laboring Toward 2020

Who does Big Labor want for a candidate?  The current approximate tally stands at 26 union endorsements for Bernie Sanders against 11 for Joe Biden.  Biden currently holds the majority of delegates, and folks are beginning to wonder how much longer Sanders will stay...
Union Corruption

Union Corruption

The hammer finally fell on Gary Jones, former President of the UAW, as federal prosecutors charged the disgraced union leader with plotting to embezzle over $1 million in the widespread scandal. Ironically, just as the Teamsters finally emerged from three decades of...

It’s All Academic

Fifty-four graduate assistants received an unwelcome letter in the last week of February from University of California, Santa Cruz, notifying them they will no longer have teaching appointments for the spring semester.  The grad assistants had started a strike, which...
Manufacturing + Logistics

Manufacturing + Logistics

Auto companies have shut down production for various lengths of time, including Ford, GM, FCA, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai.  A couple of workers were sent home with the virus from an FCA plant in Sterling, Michigan sparking a set of wild cat strikes in protest,...