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/ Department of (Organized) Labor

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By Sean P. Redmond 10/28/14

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) mission statement includes fostering the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees; improving working conditions; advancing opportunities for employment; and assuring work-related benefits and rights.  Notably, it does not include rating employers based on their union or non-union status.  After all, although it can be hard to tell sometimes, it’s not called the Department of Organized Labor. 

/ OUR Walmart Rolls Out a New Tactic: Get Arrested

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By Sean P. Redmond 10/16/14

/ Nothing-Burger Restaurant Protests

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By Sean P. Redmond 10/16./14

/ Louisville’s Minimum Wage Slog

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By Sean P. Redmond 10/15/14

With mid-term elections approaching, all of Washington, DC has become more or less paralyzed and the chances of any major legislation passing before January are low at best.  That certainly seems to be the case when it comes to increasing the minimum wage, something the administration has been promoting for some time.  However, despite the bleak prospects of action on the federal minimum wage, plenty is abuzz at the state and local level.

/ Members-Only Machinations

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Sean P. Redmond 10/10/14

/ L.A.’s Minimum Wage Lunacy

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By Sean P. Redmond  10/7/14

/ Common Sense from California

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By Glenn Spencer, 9/30/2014

/ The Domino’s Effect

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By Sean P. Redmond  9/19/14

/ “Joint Employer” Meddling Gets Well-Deserved Scrutiny

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By Sean P. Redmond  9/15/14

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions last week held a hearing to examine the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) apparent effort to upend 30 years of settled policy in order to expand the definition of a “joint employer.”  This latest initiative represents yet another attempt by the Board to accede to union demands to facilitate organizing campaigns, particularly in the fast food industry. 

/ Street Theater Thursday

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By Sean P. Redmond 9/5/14