By Sean Higgins | 08/26/14 05:30 PM
After winning only 13 percent of the vote, Minnesota granted exclusive bargaining rights for nearly 27,000 workers.
By Sean Higgins | 08/25/14 04:47 PM
What is the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board? Is the federal agency meant to be neutral arbiter of labor laws? Or is meant to be an advocate for Big Labor, helping to ensure it organizes the U.S. workforce? Under President Obama, the NLRB has chosen the latter.
By Sean Higgins | 08/19/14 04:24 PM
Dian Palmer, president of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Wisconsin, wants one thing to be perfectly clear: Her union takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously.
By Sean Higgins | 08/18/14 06:42 PM
Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door. "He walked into my home without knocking and asked me to sign what he said was a petition asking for the state for health...
By Sean Higgins | 08/15/14 05:26 PM
The letter promises all manner of boosts to salaries and benefits if the recipient would just join up. In the fine print, though, it says signing up means the union isÂ legally allowed to deduct dues money directly from the signee's paychecks in perpetuity.Â
By Sean Higgins | 08/06/14 12:24 PM
State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.
By Sean Higgins | 07/31/14 06:56 PM
One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:23 PM
In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.
By Sean Higgins | 07/28/14 06:06 PM
Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.
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