Labor

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working

Construction Union Membership Rises; “Value-Centric, Trusted Community Partner” Approach Working
New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the percentage of the workforce represented by a union fell to 11.1%, down from 11.3% the previous year. Overall, 14.6 million Americans belonged to a union in 2014.
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$6M Lowe’s Settlement In Textbook Case of Systemic Employee Misclassification

$6M Lowe’s Settlement In Textbook Case of Systemic Employee Misclassification
A federal judge in California has approved a settlement between Lowe’s Home Centers and a class of its home improvement contractors who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors. The maximum settlement amount in Shepard v. Lowe’s HIW is $6,500,000, depending on the number of contractors who file claims.
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National Right to Work Committee Opposes Local RTW Ordinances (For All the Wrong Reasons)

With counties across Kentucky rapidly passing unprecedented “Right-to-Work” ordinances, activists and lobbies on both sides of the issue are scrambling to establish their position on what they once thought would only be a state-level type legislation. This is not limited to “Right-to-Work” opponents. The National Right to Work Committee has actually come out against these local-level laws.
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Mexican Trucks Will Soon Be Operating Freely in the U.S., Enraging Drivers’ Union

Mexican Trucks Will Soon Be Operating Freely in the U.S., Enraging Drivers’ Union
The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to announce that it will be lifting restrictions on Mexican trucking firms who want to operate throughout the United States. Despite the passage of NAFTA in 1994, which theoretically should have allowed Mexican trucking companies to engage long haul operations in the U.S., restrictions have remained. In 2011, a pilot program (FMSCA) began to phase out the existing restrictions.
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Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10

Dane County and Madison Institute Changes They Hope Will Blunt the Impact of Anti-Union Act 10
Following Wisconsin’s passage of Act 10, union-friendly Dane County prolonged public sector union contracts as long as it could to avoid the legislation’s anti-worker effects. The city of Madison did the same.
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Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid

Homeless People, Recovering Addicts Working Tampa Bay Bucs, Rays, Lightning Games Unpaid
 
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NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.

NY Heating Oil Company Acquired. Teamsters Fired. Non-Union Crew Hired.
 
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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court
by Nina Martin
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in yet another blockbuster case at the intersection of sex discrimination, workplace law and reproductive justice. The central issue in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service is simple enough: to what extent does the federal P
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Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out

Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out
Two Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would have retail employees earn three times their normal rate of pay if they choose to work on Thanksgiving.
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Obama on Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.

Obama on Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.
Obama On Immigration Reform - Full Speech at Las Vegas H.S.
The day after addressing the nation on fixing a broken immigration system, President Obama speaks at Del Sol high School in Las Vegas,
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