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  • National Labor Relations Board rules employers wrong to fire profane employees

    In a pair of recent cases, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled against businesses who fired workers who used profanity in the workplace. In one case, the NLRB ruled that a business shouldn't have fired an employee even though he berated the owner to his face. In the other, the board...

  • Lamar Alexander calls on Senate to rein in National Labor Relations Board

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., proposed legislation last week that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees' personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing drives. Big Labor has long wanted the...

  • Michigan teachers union attacks credit rating of member seeking to leave

    Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...

  • Even the labor unions are souring on Obamacare

    President Obama's health reform law may have claimed a new victim — organized labor. Thanks to Obamacare, labor unions are facing higher health insurance costs — as well as steeper out-of-pocket bills and wage cuts. Consequently, these erstwhile allies of the president appear to be...

  • How the Supreme Court's upcoming rulings will affect Obama, unions and you

    Who says nothing meaningful gets done on Capitol Hill these days?

  • Union says Media Matters will let workers vote on whether to organize

    Workers at Media Matters for America, the nonprofit liberal media watchdog, will definitely hold a vote on whether to form a union, according a statement posted online by Service Employees International Union Local 500. The announcement marks a big win for the union, which had earlier faced...

  • Obama's first union endorsement pays off for an Obamacare co-op

    Nevada's most powerful union has heavily stacked the board of the Nevada Health CO-OP, the Silver State's only Obamacare co-op, according to Internal Revenue Service documents. Donald "D" Taylor, the UNITE HERE union's national president and his wife, Bobbette Bond, are members of Nevada...

  • In blow to unions, California teacher tenure laws found unconstitutional

    A California Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state's teacher tenure laws were unconstitutional, dealing a severe blow to the public sector unions who had fought to keep the status quo intact. Judge Rolf Treu ruled in favor of nine students who sued the state, saying the tenure...

  • New Jersey unions sue to stop Chris Christie from reducing pension payments

    At least 12 labor unions have sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over his plan to reduce payments into the state public pension system, arguing it is in direct violation of earlier pension reform legislation he signed.

  • The hidden costs of raising the minimum wage

    Most of the debate surrounding the minimum wage has focused on the question of whether raising it destroys jobs. Conservatives say yes, liberals say no and both eagerly point to various economic studies to buttress their point.

  • Liberal activist lays out plan for UAW do-over at Chattanooga Volkswagen plant

    Despite a humiliating rejection by the workers and an abrupt decision to abandon an effort to get the feds to order a new election, the United Auto Workers union hasn't given up on organizing the workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, according to a prominent liberal activist....



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