Post Tagged with: "Supreme COurt"

SAG-AFTRA Laughs High Court Copyright Ruling

NEW YORK –The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) lauded an important U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 that upheld federal copyright laws against a video recording service that grabbed programming off of networks and other providers and later sold it to customers for nominal fees.

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High Court Legalizes ‘FreeRiders’ When Govt. and Individuals Jointly Employ Caregivers

WASHINGTON—In a decision that will harm unions, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize “free riders” in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers. Public workers employed only by governments are another matter.

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on the Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Harris v. Quinn case earlier this week is a disgrace to workers everywhere and the latest in a series of attempts to erode workers’ rights. Strong unions are the backbone of a fair workplace, and collective bargaining allows for working men and women to come together to make sure they are protected. This latest […]

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High Court Legalizes ‘Free Riders’ When Government and Individuals Jointly Employ Caregivers

WASHINGTON —In a decision that will rob unions of millions of dollars and thousands of members, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize “free riders” in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers. The court split along partisan lines, with all five Republican-appointed male justices in the majority and the four other justices – Elena […]

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Supreme Court Rules Obama NLRB Recess Appointments Illegal; Trumpka Downplays Impact

WASHINGTON —By a 9-0 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Democratic President Barack Obama illegally made three “recess appointments” in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board – virtually throwing out the hundreds of NLRB cases those appointees voted on.

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Income Inequality Comes to the Supreme Court, Courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Income inequality has come to the U.S. Supreme Court, at least in an informal way, courtesy of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. And she’s worried about its negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Contraceptive Health Care Coverage Dominates High Court Hobby Lobby Case

WASHINGTON –Contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act – and whether for-profit corporations must provide it in their health insurance – dominated debate at the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices tackled the Hobby Lobby case on March 25. The issue is important to workers, since unions bargain over health insurance coverage with their employers, and a court ruling could […]

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Justice Take Another Labor Case, On Home Care Workers’ Payments

WASHINGTON —In the latest example of the U.S. Supreme Court’s responsiveness to the Radical Right agenda, the justices will hear a case from Chicago about whether union-represented home health care workers, whose employer is the state, but who object to unions, must pay for the union’s services. The case, which has been wending its way through lower courts for three […]

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Unionists Protest Money in Politics as Justice Ponder

WASHINGTON—Unionists, led by the Communications Workers, blasted the overwhelming influence of corporate and Right Wing money in politics in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, as the justices within heard arguments on a case that would open the money floodgates even wider. And the unionists’ point may fall on deaf judicial ears, at least among the court’s […]

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