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/ On, Wisconsin! Right-to-Work in the Badger State

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By Sean P. Redmond 2/25/15

/ Union Membership Dips in 2014

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By Sean P. Redmond 1/27/15

/ Indiana Right-to-Work Survives Challenge (Again)

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By Sean P. Redmond 1/16/15

A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to rehear a challenge to Indiana’s right-to-work statute, thereby leaving in place a decision upholding the law.  Barring a successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the right-to-work law likely will survive organized labor’s attempts to overturn it in both state and federal courts.

/ U.S. Chamber Challenges NLRB Ambush Election Rule

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By Sean P. Redmond 1/6/15

A coalition of trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, yesterday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “ambush election” rule.

/ Right-to-Work, County by County

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Sean P. Redmond 12/23/14

In recent weeks, three counties in Kentucky have taken steps toward passing right-to-work ordinances in their jurisdictions.  Last Friday, Warren County, Ky., became the first to pass the legislation, which would eliminate the requirement that workers join a union and pay union dues as a condition of employment. 

/ The Joint Employer Nightmare Before Christmas

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By Sean P. Redmond  12/19/14

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) today announced that it “has issued complaints against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC, as joint employers.”  The complaints include 78 charges alleging unfair labor practices at several McDonald’s restaurants around the country. 

/ Labor’s Minimum Wage Exemption

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By Sean P. Redmond 12/19/14

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a new report, “Labor’s Minimum Wage Exemption: Unions as the ‘Low Cost’ Option,” which highlights union exclusions from specific minimum wage laws in a number of municipalities around the country.

/ A Curious Case in Chattanooga

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By Sean P. Redmond 12/4/14

/ U.S. Chamber Comments on “OUR Walmart” Black Friday Protests

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11/26/2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the comments and accompanying facts below in response to “OUR Walmart” protest activities scheduled around “Black Friday” on 11/28:

/ Black Friday Protests Planned

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By Sean P. Redmond 11/25/14

Promising the “biggest Black Friday strike to date,” the union front group OUR Walmart will once again take to the streets this week to protest the world’s largest employer, Walmart, on the biggest shopping day of the year.