By Sean Higgins | 07/01/14 05:44 PM
After months of sometimes bitter wrangling between the staff and management, workers for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America voted Monday to join the Service Employees International Union. "I am thrilled that the employees at Media Matters have chosen to join us at SEIU...
By Sean Higgins | 07/01/14 06:07 AM
Big Labor was spared a potentially devastating blow by the Supreme Court Monday when it issued a narrow ruling in the case Harris v. Quinn.
By Sean Higgins | 06/30/14 06:31 PM
Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris' ear, "It looks like they knocked on...
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 02:28 PM
National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB.Â
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 01:31 PM
In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 11:32 AM
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid because they occurred during a 'pro forma' session of the Senate.
By Sean Higgins | 06/25/14 05:57 PM
Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.
By Sean Higgins | 06/25/14 04:59 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency is now using the same excuse as the IRS is using in response to a Congressional subpoena: the computer ate our homework.
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 04:51 PM
Deborah Teixeira is in danger of literally being fired by the state of Illinois from her job as Julietâ€™s mother. The Peoria native has been warned that if there are more infractions, the state will send a replacement into her home to take care of her daughter instead.
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 08:42 AM
Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.
By Sean Higgins | 06/19/14 12:06 PM
Redskins attorney Bob Raskopf said that no thought has been given to changing the professional football team's name in the wake of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision Wednesday to revoke six trademarks to the team's name and logo. The USPTO ruled that the team's name disparaged...
By Sean Higgins | 06/18/14 06:31 PM
Did a majority of Illinois day care providers ever really want to join the Service Employees International Union? That's the interesting question raised by a recent report from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute. In 2005, the state recognized the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining...
By Sean Higgins | 06/18/14 02:15 PM
In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that...
By Sean Higgins | 06/18/14 11:51 AM
More than 80 years after Washington's professional football team first adopted the name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has declared the term "Redskins" offensive and revoked the trademark. "[W]e decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled...
By Sean Higgins | 06/17/14 06:08 PM
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...
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