Perception & Reality

Perception & Reality

In a tug-of-war of polling results, Gallup and OdinText came to two different conclusions.  According to Gallup’s latest data, union approval is now at 60% - up from the 48% low in 2009. On the flip side, on Labor Day OdinText ran a text analytics poll, asking 1500...

Unions Urban Impact

It’s no big secret that in the grand scheme of things union membership is dying out. Over the past 45 years there has been a steady decline from 1 in 5 U.S. workers being unionized to just over 1 in 10. But just because unions are on the decline doesn’t mean their...
Propping Up A Dinosaur

Propping Up A Dinosaur

With the percentage of union members in the private sector falling to 6.7%, almost half of all union members hold jobs in the public sector - where there is no competition! And, according to the NLRB and U.S. Census Bureau data, less than 10 percent of union employees...
West Virginia To Join Ranks Of Right-To-Work States

West Virginia To Join Ranks Of Right-To-Work States

It appears West Virginia will become the 26th state to pass Right-to-Work legislation. Although expecting a veto from Governor Tomblin, a simple majority is all that is needed to override, and the bill passed by a vote of 54-46. In the run up to the vote, the AFL-CIO...
Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson The Real Impact of Ambush Elections In just a couple of months we will have one year of experience under the NLRB’s ambush election rule making. This is one of the most significant changes in US labor law since… Ever. It has slashed the amount of...