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/ Card Check Rears its Ugly Head

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By Sean P. Redmond  7/30/15

Like it or not, the 2016 presidential campaign is well underway, and voters will have the opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of the various candidates.  As they do so, presumably they will consider the candidates’ various policy positions, including, perhaps, a new discussion of a bad old idea: card check

/ SCOTUS to Consider Public Sector Right-to-Work

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By Sean P. Redmond 7/22/15

The United States Supreme Court’s recently agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, in which the Court will review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues in the public sector. 

/ D.C. Circuit Overturns NLRB ‘Inmate' T-Shirt Decision

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By Sean P. Redmond 7/15/15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) on July 10 reversed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that had ruled service employees at AT&T had a right to wear T-shirts referring to themselves as inmates or prisoners when they made service calls at homes and businesses.

/ Right-to-Work Laws: The Economic Evidence

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By Sean P. Redmond  7/1/15

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

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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.  

/ NLRB Dismisses Charges Against Boeing

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By Sean P. Redmond  6/12/15

In the latest development of the prolonged organizing effort at Boeing’s Charleston, S.C., facility, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional director reportedly* has dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) alleging that Boeing had promoted “harassment, assaults, and threats of violence against union supporters.”  

/ California’s Franchise Folly

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By Sean P. Redmond  6/12/15

/ Minimum Wage Hypocrisy

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By Sean P. Redmond  6/4/15

/ Fighting for $15? Unions Want Members Paid Less Than New L.A. Minimum

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By Carolyn Blake  5/29/2015

/ Unions Attempt to Collect Dues from Home Health Workers in Pennsylvania

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 By Carolyn Blake 5/26/2015

An executive order passed by Governor Tom Wolf in February could force Pennsylvania home health care workers to unionize. As Pennsylvania is a non-right to work state, this would mean mandatory union membership and payment of dues in order for these workers to stay employed.