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Union Leaders Hit Obama Praise of Wal-Mart

SAN JOSE –Barack Obama’s praising Wal-Mart again, and union leaders Maria Elena Durazo and Joe Hansen don’t like that one bit. The Democratic president traveled on May 9 to a Wal-Mart in San Jose, Calif., to laud the firm for committing to solar energy technology to power hundreds of its stores and for being a leader in that movement.  That […]

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GOP-Run House Panel Approves Anti-NLRB Bills; Board Holds hearings on Election Procedures

WASHINGTON –By party-line votes, the highly polarized Republican-run House Education and the Workforce Committee approved two bills curbing the National Labor Relations Board, even as the board held two days of hearings on its plan to streamline union recognition election procedures. Committee Democrats called the GOP measures “union-busting bills” and unsuccessfully tried to attach to them legislation to raise the […]

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Unions Hail NLRB Official’s Ruling That College Athletes Can Unionize

CHICAGO –Unions hailed a National Labor Relations Board official’s ruling on March 26 that athletes at private universities nationwide – such as Northwestern, where the case occurred – are employees of the institutions and thus can unionize. NLRB Chicago Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr said Northwestern’s football players can hold a board-sanctioned election on whether to unionize with the College […]

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Good Jobs First Analysis: The Corporate Rich Get Richer

WASHINGTON –When Boeing put its Puget Sound production line up for bid late last year, in a wrangle with the Machinists over a contract extension, Washington state jumped in with an $8.7 billion tax break package to keep the planes in the Pacific Northwest.  And under pressure from state officials and international union leaders, local workers narrowly and bitterly agreed […]

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House GOP Ambushes NLRB, Again

WASHINGTON –Using the excuse of decrying “ambush elections,” the Republican Right Wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a March 5 hearing on the board’s proposal – without, of course, giving the NLRB a chance to reply. Though the hearing’s tone was low-key, the rhetoric from both the GOP […]

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Turn Back The Clock: Senate Republicans Unveil Anti-Worker Labor Law Rewrite

WASHINGTON—Making good on a GOP promise during the latest Senate debate over the National Labor Relations Board’s powers – and shoring up their Right Wing credentials with the Tea Party — 24 Republicans introduced legislation in late November to, in many respects, turn back the clock on U.S. labor law. The so-called Employee Rights Act would, among other things, outlaw […]

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