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Breaking News: Three New Rules Proposed By The NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on August 12th. The proposed rule amendments are: Blocking Charge Policy: The NPRM proposes replacing the current blocking charge policy with a vote-and-impound procedure. Elections would...

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Labor Relations INK July 2019

Labor Relations INK July 2019

In this issue: Control Versus Advocacy Will 2020 Bring Sunshine For Big Labor? California’s Next Step for the Gig Economy Insight, Scoreboard, Sticky Fingers and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor...

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Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Labor Advice for Bernie You ever wish you were a fly on a wall? I can think of a few times. When mom debated my punishment for opening the Mattel handheld football game a week before Christmas. Or the discussion outside the squad car after my “donut”...

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Labor Relations INK July 2019

Union Bailout Update

Joint employer is still in the spotlight, as anticipation of NLRB action remains at high levels. Board Chair, John Ring, has signaled the agency’s desire to use rule-making to “issue guidance in a clear and more comprehensive manner,” including the issue of joint...

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Contol Versus Advocacy

Contol Versus Advocacy

What is playing out at the AFL-CIO as Richard Trumka’s reign at the helm of the labor organization winds down is typical of labor unions in general. Instead of letting the successorship run a democratic course, Trumka appears to be attempting to hand-pick his...

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Will 2020 Bring Sunshine For Big Labor?

Will 2020 Bring Sunshine For Big Labor?

What is playing out at the AFL-CIO as Richard Trumka’s reign at the helm of the labor organization winds down is typical of labor unions in general. Instead of letting the successorship run a democratic course, Trumka appears to be attempting to hand-pick his...

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California’s Next Step For The Gig Economy

California’s Next Step For The Gig Economy

As the 2020 general election looms closer, the labor movement is chasing its tail trying to decide whether or not they will ever see whole-hearted, labor-friendly reform effort from Democrats. In one breath, they laud the apparent support indicated by the backing of...

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Union Pension Turmoil

California’s State Assembly just passed a bill that expands upon the state’s Supreme Court decision last year, which guaranteed the rights of gig economy workers — rights like minimum wage and overtime pay. Even more, this bill appears to make it harder for companies...

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A.I.’s Takeover

A.I.’s Takeover

The Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act this month. This legislation would “provide funds for 30-year loans and new financial assistance, in the form of grants, to financially troubled...

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Minimum Rising

Minimum Rising

The pace at which technology is impacting the world labor market is stunning, which also means that the pace at which technological businesses can go from start-up to uber success is also stunning. Leaders at Microsoft and Dell know this, which is why they have...

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Labor in Healthcare

Labor in Healthcare

Two weeks ago, the US House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which would make a $15 minimum wage a requirement for all employees by 2025. In a last minute attempt to move centrists over to their side, Democrats added one additional year to the...

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Right To  Work

Right To Work

Nurses at the Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio ratified a new three-year contract at the beginning of this month. The real story here has to do with the lack of support that nurses received from their union, the UAW, during the process, most...

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Whistlin’ Dixie

The NLRB moved to heighten enforcement of Beck rights by instructing regional directors to issue complaints against unions when union officials fail to inform employees of the amount of reduced union fees they can pay by objecting to union membership. Under Beck,...

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Labor Around The World

The pace at which technology is impacting the world labor market is stunning, which also means that the pace at which technological businesses can go from start-up to uber success is also stunning. Leaders at Microsoft and Dell know this, which is why they have...

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Labor Relations INK June 2019

Labor Relations INK June 2019

Countries around the world are coming together to fight international labor violations and to create a “sustainable global supply chain.” Leaders of the G20 recently released a declaration detailing its plan to “aggressively intervene in multinational firms’...

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Labor Relations Insight

In this issue: Oregon Fast Food Chain Goes Mail Ballot The Gig Economy Transportation & Logistics Scoreboard, SEIU Watch, Insight and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil...

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Labor Relations INK June 2019

Union Bailout Update

by Phil Wilson New Decision Protects Employer Property The NLRB is steadily rolling back (or I'd call it rationalizing) a number of the more outrageous Obama-era NLRB decisions. Earlier this month they returned to the longstanding rule that employers do not have to...

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Oregon Fast Food Chain Goes Mail Ballot

Oregon Fast Food Chain Goes Mail Ballot

What is playing out at the AFL-CIO as Richard Trumka’s reign at the helm of the labor organization winds down is typical of labor unions in general. Instead of letting the successorship run a democratic course, Trumka appears to be attempting to hand-pick his...

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California’s Next Step For The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

As the 2020 general election looms closer, the labor movement is chasing its tail trying to decide whether or not they will ever see whole-hearted, labor-friendly reform effort from Democrats. In one breath, they laud the apparent support indicated by the backing of...

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SEIU Watch

SEIU Watch

Joint employer is still in the spotlight, as anticipation of NLRB action remains at high levels. Board Chair, John Ring, has signaled the agency’s desire to use rule-making to “issue guidance in a clear and more comprehensive manner,” including the issue of joint...

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