Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson The worst job I ever had was waiting tables at Pizza Hut in Sapulpa Oklahoma. One of the (many) things I hated about that job was tips. In 1985 people didn’t tip a 16-year old boy waiting tables at the Pizza Hut in Sapulpa Oklahoma. Almost never....

Union Bailout Update

In a guidance memorandum last week, NLRB General Counsel, Peter Robb, announced a change designed to help employers avoid litigating unfair labor practice charges filed by unions or union-represented employees who have filed grievances regarding the same underlying...
Betrayal Of Trust

Betrayal Of Trust

Seems the union leadership representing New York City’s sanitation workers can’t be trusted to keep their noses clean. A proposed bill by the city’s Sanitation Committee would allow the Business Integrity Commission (BIC) to bar union officials from representing the...
Lockout Pays Off For Steelworkers

Lockout Pays Off For Steelworkers

After a seven-month lockout, a new six-year agreement was ratified, providing “significant wage increases and preserves affordable benefits” for about 1200 members of USW Locals 12012 and 12003. The Massachusetts-area union members worked for utility company National...

SEIU Plays Hardball

The SEIU played hardball with an employee (and former shop steward) who refused to sign a new union card that was designed to commit union members to paying dues whether or not they decided to leave the union. In anticipation of the Janus decision, SEIU Local 668...
Union Woes At Kaiser

Union Woes At Kaiser

In December, Kaiser Permanente faced a week-long strike of around 4000 mental healthcare members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). RNs from the California Nurses Association and members of the Stationary Engineers Local 39 also joined picket lines...