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NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.
A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations. The ruling came after the NLRB rolled multiple complaints for illegal actions in Albuquerque, Wichita, New York City, and Charleston into one case.
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Sen. Franken Blasts GOP Anti-Union Measure Reversing NLRB Rule

Sen. Franken Blasts GOP Anti-Union Measure Reversing NLRB Rule
Republicans controlling the U.S. Senate are trying to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union’s request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. Senator Al Franken (DFL-Minnesota) expressed his disapproval of striking down NLRB reforms which he said modernize and streamline the election process in which workers choose whether or not to form a union.
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Senator Lamar Alexander: OMG LOL WTF NLRB

Senator Lamar Alexander: OMG LOL WTF NLRB
A plan proposed by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to change the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would “effectively cripple the agency” according to its opponents. Alexander, a champion of anti-union, right-wing extremism, is suggesting the board add a sixth member and have three members from each party. This, he comically insists, would “require both sides to find a middle ground.” Unfortunately, given the gridlock in Washington, such a plan would produce a perpetual stalemate.
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CA Trucking Company's Efforts to Keep Misclassified Workers from Unionizing Are Downright Dastardly

CA Trucking Company's Efforts to Keep Misclassified Workers from Unionizing Are Downright Dastardly
A case to be heard by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 25th revolves around California trucking company Green Fleet Systems, who the Teamsters union claims has used threats, coercion, and the termination of two employees to squash unionization efforts among misclassified independent contractors. Green Fleet Systems is also accused of illegal surveillance of its workers, including using anti-union agents.
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Chaz Bolte
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Minnesota Takes Bold Action to Streamline Unfair Labor Practice Process for Public Employees

Minnesota Takes Bold Action to Streamline Unfair Labor Practice Process for Public Employees
From calling out ALEC to pushing hard for union workers to make up the construction workforce on the Vikings new football stadium project, few governors are as worker-friendly as Minnesota’s Mark Dayton. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that Dayton and the Minnesota Democrats have passed a bill streamlining the collective bargaining process for workers in the Land of 1,000 Lakes.
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Indiana Construction Co. Threatened, Intimidated Workers Trying to Unionize, Feds Say

Indiana Construction Co. Threatened, Intimidated Workers Trying to Unionize, Feds Say
An Indiana company, Clear Path Construction, Inc., has been accused of intimidating and harassing workers who are seeking to find information on joining a union. An investigation into the matter has found merit to these claims.
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UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote

UAW to Appeal Volkswagen Plant Vote
The United Automobile Workers union has decided to appeal the vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga not to unionize. Filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the union claims outside interference did not allow for a free and just vote.
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NLRB Renews Call for Streamlined Process of Labor Union Certification

NLRB Renews Call for Streamlined Process of Labor Union Certification
In what is sure to anger Republicans seeking to curb the influence of labor, the National Labor Relations Board is proposing a streamlined process to make it easier for workers to organize. The new plan could cut time from petition to elections to under a month, scaring big business leaders who would prefer to indefinitely delay workers.
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Blow to Workers: Employers Can Wave Class Action Rights, Says Court of Appeals

Blow to Workers: Employers Can Wave Class Action Rights, Says Court of Appeals
Corporations can prevent employees from filing class action suits in their arbitration agreements, a court of appeals ruled Tuesday, in a major blow to workers' ability to redress grievances and counter to a previous National Labor Relations Board decision.
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NLRB Gives T-Mobile a Strong Signal: Firing Workers Who Want to Unionize Is Illegal

NLRB Gives T-Mobile a Strong Signal: Firing Workers Who Want to Unionize Is Illegal
For the past several years, T-Mobile workers say they have faced an extensive campaign of intimidation and attack on their organizing and bargaining rights. Now, the National Labor Relations Board is responding.
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Mike Hall
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