Labor Relations INK – August 2015

Labor Relations INK – August 2015

In this issue: Growing Support for Unions Another One Bites The Dust Desperate Ploy Clear As Mud SEIU Watch, Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard, Insight and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight...
Bill Would Limit NLRB Power

Bill Would Limit NLRB Power

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced a bill to limit the power of the NLRB.  Under H.R. 2118 the Board would retain the authority to sue individuals and companies, enforce or defend its own orders and appear in federal appeals courts. It would lose the ability to...
UFCW vs Arizona

UFCW vs Arizona

UFCW local 99 has filed a federal complaint against the state of Arizona claiming legislation passed last month violates the Constitution.  The new law bars unions from picketing only to coerce an employer into unionization and makes it easier for a business to sue a...
Card Check on Chavez Day

Card Check on Chavez Day

On Cesar Chavez Day last week, the California Senate approved “card check” legislation for California farm workers.  The bill, sponsored by the United Farm Workers Union, would also create stiffer financial penalties for employers who engage in unfair labor practices...

Teamsters Again!

Teamsters unionize FedEx in Canada. The Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has received an application for certification from the Teamsters on February 12.  In Canada this is a card-check process similar to the proposed EFCA bill here in the U.S. meaning there...