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Nevada Law Curtails "Mass" Picketing

By Sean P. Redmond 6/30/15

After successfully completing a circuitous path in the legislature earlier this month, a Nevada law scheduled to take effect on July 1 establishes much-needed limitations on disruptive picketing at businesses in the Silver State.  The law, adopted as AB 258, was the last legislative action taken by the Nevada legislature in this year’s session, done with less than a minute to spare before adjournment.


Democrats to Consider NLRA Changes, Minority Bargaining

By Sean P. Redmond  6/25/15

In 2003, a Democratic lawmaker described being the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives as “perpetual frustration,” and for good reason: unlike in the Senate, the minority in the House has little influence over the legislative agenda.  However, that does give lawmakers some free time to think about what to do if they return to power. 



Connect the Dots: Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Petitions to end the “Coke Monster”

By Carolyn Blake  6/25/15

In the latest iteration of a long-running corporate campaign, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, NV shows just how far it will go to force a business to organize...  


House Appropriations Subcommittee Includes Vital Provisions in FY 2016 Labor/HHS Funding Bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies has released its draft fiscal year 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill, which provides funding for the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), among oth...


Labor’s Scorched-Earth Trade Tactics

By Sean P. Redmond 6/19/15

The ongoing battle over passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has been a spirited one, to say the least, and organized labor is doing everything it can to stop it.  However, labor’s scorched-earth tactics against its own allies have created quite a stir.