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/ Yet Another Protest With No Employees

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By Glenn Spencer 3/27/15

As a prelude to more widespread protests on April 15, a group of demonstrators gathered outside a Chicago Food 4 Less store last Saturday demanding $15 an hour and a union.  Eventually the group went inside the store to disturb shoppers until the Chicago police intervened and the protest wound down. 

/ Opportunity at Risk: The NLRB’s Joint-Employer Meddling

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By Sean P. Redmond 3/20/15

The Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a report, “Opportunity at Risk: A New Joint-Employer Standard and the Threat to Small Business.”  The report highlights the administration’s ongoing effort to redefine the concept of “joint-employment” relationships, which threatens to disrupt major sectors of the economy such as franchising and subcontracting. 

/ Machinists’ Union Seeks Election at North Charleston Boeing Plant

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By Sean P. Redmond  3/16/15

The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reportedly has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a representation election at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, production facility.  

/ Wisconsin Enacts Right-to-Work Law

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By Sean P. Redmond 3/9/15

With the stroke of Governor Scott Walker’s pen, Wisconsin today became the 25th state to enact right-to-work legislation.  The governor’s approval concludes a relatively short effort by the Wisconsin legislature to pass the bill through both houses.

/ Congress Weighs Repeal of NLRB Ambush Election Rule

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By Sean P. Redmond 3/3/15

Congress is considering resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush election” rule.  Both the House and the Senate this week have introduced measures to reverse the Board’s regulatory meddling. 

/ 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.