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/ 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.

/ The SEIU’s Franchise Firefight

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By Sean P. Redmond 5/22/15

/ NLRB: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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By Sean P. Redmond 5/14/15

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years has become well-known for its bizarro world campaign against employee handbook provisions, and a recent case highlights the extent to which the Board seems determined to hold employers’ feet to the fire when it comes to this issue.

/ NLRB Takes on Right-to-Work

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By Sean P. Redmond  4/29/15

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent invitation to the public to file briefs in a case dealing with so-called ‘fair share fees’ seems to indicate the Board intends to overturn yet another longstanding precedent for the benefit of organized labor.  At issue in the present case are fair share fees in states with right-to-work laws.