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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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Right To Work

The NLRB has issued a charge against the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Local 51 for denying an employee of his Beck rights and instead demanding approximately $10,000 in union fees. Beck mandates that “private sector workers...

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Healthcare Unions and CoVid-19

Alert! Are unions attempting to leverage COVID 19 in their favor? Here is what we know and what you can do about it. by Lori King We are hearing (and seeing) unions taking advantage of the current COVID 19 crisis. In typical fashion, aggressive unions like National...

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Labor Relations Ink March 2020

Labor Relations Ink March 2020

In this issue: Unions Capitalizing On CoVid-19 Laboring Toward 2020 Union Corruption Scoreboard, Insight, Sticky Fingers and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson What a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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