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Laboring Toward 2020

Laboring Toward 2020

Unionized staffers of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden have reached a new milestone: the first time a major party's apparent presidential nominee will employ unionized workers under a collective bargaining agreement. The agreement was announced in a joint...

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Tech/Media Unions

NLRB officials are approving mail-in ballot elections as a way to keep organizing efforts alive during the pandemic. Examples of this include Instacart workers in Chicago voting to join UFCW, Johnson Control workers in San Antonio voting to join SMART, and Curaleaf...

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Alt Labor

Alt Labor

The Service Employees International Union is still using its relationship with worker centers to instigate labor action––most recently, with Working Washington (WW) and its attempt to stage a strike against Chipotle utilizing Postmates workers. Postmates is a...

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Union Corruption

Union Corruption

Just a few months after the FCA-UAW scandal became public, rumors started to circulate about whether or not similar bribes and favors with the union were happening at GM and Ford as well. That was three years ago. GM is officially off the hook. Federal prosecutors...

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Gig Economy

Gig Economy

Early this month, the state of California filed a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft, claiming that both companies are misclassifying workers as independent contractors. The suit was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with city attorneys from San...

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Healthcare

Illinois nursing homes avoided a major strike this month by about 10,000 members of SEIU Healthcare who work at more than 100 nursing homes in the state. The union and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Facilities reached a tentative agreement one day before the...

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Right To Work

The AFL-CIO and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 are attempting to institute a law that would ban right-to-work legislation in the state of Illinois. Specifically, they are looking to bar any law from being passed that "restricts or interferes...

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Labor Around The World

We’ve already seen how unions are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to organize workers here in the US, so it’s no surprise that the same is true in Canada. SEIU Local 2 launched a campaign to organize essential workers this month. The campaign is called,...

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Approachability – A leadership quality with profound impact

By Lori Chovanak King, DNP, RN, APRN-BC Approachability is important – sometimes a matter of life or death. In healthcare, research supports approachable leaders likely being the key to improving nurse retention rates and achieving optimal patient outcomes. How, you...

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NLRB to Resume ULP Hearings

NLRB to Resume ULP Hearings

    A press release today announce that the National Labor Relations Board Division of Judges will resume holding hearings on unfair labor practice complaints as of June 1st, using online video conferencing technology.  

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NNU Using COVID-19 to Push Agenda

National Nurses United is leveraging COVID-19 for their own agenda Lori Chovanak King, DNP, RN, APRN-BC The National Nurses United (NNU) is at it again as it attempts to leverage a crisis to line their pocketbook and achieve their political goals. Once again, the...

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Have priorities changed in healthcare?

How we have adapted during the COVID crisis and what it means for the future. By Lori King, DNP, RN, APRN-BC A great deal has changed in healthcare in preparing for and navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. The momentum and need for change will likely continue for up to...

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Could COVID be bringing healthcare teams closer?

by Lori King, DNP, RN, APRN Is the strain of COVID-19 on our healthcare teams bringing us closer together or driving us apart? Depending on what you read in the news, it’s hard to tell the impact on our society as a whole. There are stories of “we are in this...

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Labor Relations INK April 2020

Labor Relations INK April 2020

In this issue: The Storm Before The Storm Coronavirus and Business Coronavirus and Unions Scoreboard, Union Corruption and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson The Storm...

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Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson The Storm Before The Storm Have you picked up any new routines during the COVID-19 lockdown? I have. I’m (slightly) more active, walking a lot more and doing a workout challenge. I knocked a few books off my reading list. Been doing a little work on my...

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Union Bailout Update

The NLRB finalized amendments to new election rules, to include a new blocking charge policy, an update to voluntary recognition rules, and a “proof” requirement for Section 9(a) recognition in the construction industry. The union filing of an unfair labor practice...

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Coronavirus And Business

Coronavirus And Business

A new law creates a federal paid sick leave policy designed to provide help to employees affected by the pandemic. Qualified employees include those who: have COVID-19; are in quarantine; are caring for a family member affected by the virus — that is, a relative who...

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Coronavirus And Unions

Coronavirus And Unions

In the spirit of “never let a crisis go to waste,” Big Labor is taking every advantage it can to turn the pandemic to its own ends. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), union of government employees, sued the government for hazard pay related to the...

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Union Corruption

Union Corruption

After years of corruption coming to light at the United Auto Workers (UAW), the union has made a move to save face by hiring Wilma Liebman to serve as the organization’s first-ever external Ethics Officer. Liebman served on the NLRB under former Presidents Bush and...

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It’s All Academic

After an invitation to interested parties to file briefs on whether or not the board should assert jurisdiction over charter schools “as a class” back in February, the NLRB ruled on March 25th that a New York charter school fell under Board jurisdiction. This means...

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