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/ 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.  

/ Block Blocked from NLRB

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By Sean P. Redmond 11/14/14

/ Indiana Right-to-Work Law Upheld

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By Sean P. Redmond 11/7/14

The Indiana Supreme Court yesterday upheld that state’s right-to-work law, putting an end to frivolous legal challenges that have sought to overturn it.  The ruling overturned a pair of previous rulings by Lake County judges who had declared that the right-to-work statute ran afoul of the Indiana constitution.    

/ The NLRB’s "D.R. Horton" Defiance

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Sean P. Redmond 11/3/14

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proved once again that its defiance of federal courts knows few bounds.  The latest example of the Board’s intransigence involves yet another case based on its errant decision in D.R. Horton

/ 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