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Healthcare Pushed To The Brink

Healthcare Pushed To The Brink

Pandemic-fueled staffing difficulties persist throughout countless industries, but it’s hard to imagine a rougher ride than healthcare at present. Back in November, we discussed how one of the largest U.S. healthcare employers, Kaiser Permanente, appeared to see some...

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A Coffee Giant Springs More Leaks

A Coffee Giant Springs More Leaks

Starbucks experienced a hole in the dike in December with employees at one Buffalo, NY location voting to create their first unionized cafe in the company’s 50-year history. The very existence of Starbucks Workers United (part of Workers United, an SEIU affiliate),...

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2022 Starts With Escalating Covid Issues

2022 Starts With Escalating Covid Issues

Welcome to 2022 – it’s looking a whole lot like 2021 (and 2020) so far. The Omicron variant officially accounts for 95% of Covid-19 cases in the U.S., which continues to set new daily case records. The year began with 400,000 new reported U.S. infections per day...

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Labor Relations INK: Looking Toward 2022

Labor Relations INK: Looking Toward 2022

In This Issue: Starbucks first union Union Dossiers Kelloggs Moves On From Striking Workers Scoreboard, Insight and more…  Labor Relations Insight: 8 Labor Predictions for 2022 by Phil Wilson 2022 will be the biggest year for labor unions since… well, since 2021. The...

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Government Wants to Subsidize Unions in the Auto Industry

Government Wants to Subsidize Unions in the Auto Industry

The auto industry continues to recover from the double whammy of sluggish sales followed by a dire semiconductor shortage, and Congress’ still-in-progress Build Back Better legislation complicates matters. Multiple versions of the act include electric-vehicle tax...

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Labor Relations INK: No End To Corruption

Labor Relations INK: No End To Corruption

In This Issue: Raising Retaliation Awareness Vaccine Uncertainty Another UAW Conviction Scoreboard, Insight and more…  Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Strikesgiving, 4th Quarter Organizing, and the New-Look Teamsters Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and...

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Strikesgiving, 4th Quarter Organizing, and the New-Look Teamsters Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and this year was no exception. I was able to unplug, spend time with family and friends, and Michigan (finally) beat the team down south, which just makes the whole...

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Healthcare Woes

Healthcare Woes

One of the more head-turning stories of “Striketober” hails from the saga of Kaiser Permanente. As one of the biggest healthcare employers in the U.S., Kaiser’s staffing shortages hold far-reaching implications, not only to the conglomerate’s bottom line but also...

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“Striketober”

“Striketober”

“Striketober” (a catchier term than “Strikegust” or “Strikeuary” ever could have been) found itself on the lips of major news outlets throughout the month of October. As it turns out, too, the pandemic-fueled phenomenon continues into November with picket lines...

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Labor Relations INK October 2021

Labor Relations INK October 2021

In This Issue: PRO Act Within Budget Reconciliation Effort Striketober Vaccine Mandates Biden Administration Playing Union Favorites Scoreboard, Insight and more…  Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson  Five Bullet Tuesday? One of my favorite newsletters is Tim...

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Five Bullet Tuesday? One of my favorite newsletters is Tim Ferris’ Five Bullet Friday. In it he lists five things that have caught his attention or that he’s enjoyed over the prior week. Since we are publishing early this week, I’m a little behind. So instead of a...

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Cabernet , Marinara, and proactive employee relations

Cabernet , Marinara, and proactive employee relations

I took my dad to lunch this week. We stopped by a deli and he ordered a Rueben as big as your head. I wasn’t sure what to order until I noticed a salad bar. I’ve never once been excited to see a salad bar. But here I was, after nearly 2 years of covid, and I was giddy...

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Labor Relations INK September 2021

Labor Relations INK September 2021

In This Issue:  PRO Act Creep Vaccination Mandates Sexual Harassment Gets a Make-over in Texas Electric-Vehicles: Which Way Blows The Union Wind? Insight, Scoreboard and more…  Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson  Are you living in a card-check multiverse? If...

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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson

Are you living in a card-check multiverse? If someone offered you a chance to step into a Star Trek transporter and send you somewhere else in the universe, would you do it? That was the first question Tyler Cowen asked physicist and philosopher David Deutsch on a...

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Labor Relations INK August 2021

Labor Relations INK August 2021

In this issue Changing of the Guard Vaccination Mandates Rideshare Rollercoaster Scoreboard, Insight and more... Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Be careful what you wish for Tomorrow the NLRB will officially flip to a Democrat majority, with former SEIU...

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