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Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Could Make 'Right to Work' Law of the Land

Under-the-Radar Supreme Court Case Could Make 'Right to Work' Law of the Land
In what has been described as the “sleeper case of the year,” a ruling by the Supreme Court in Harris v. Quinn could make “Right-to-Work” the national standard. The court and its conservative majority have been inching closer and closer to this outcome and 2012′s Knox v. SEIU case showed that the current court may soon overturn the precedent set in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education in 1977.
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If You Like Rights, Try: 30 Amazon Techs to Vote on Unionization in Delaware January 15th

If You Like Rights, Try: 30 Amazon Techs to Vote on Unionization in Delaware January 15th
A group of 30 technicians at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Middletown, Delaware have successfully petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election. The petition was filed with assistance from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and the election will take place on January 15th in a conference room at the Delaware facility.
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Manufacturers Sue to Hide Union Rights Posters from Federal Job Sites

Manufacturers Sue to Hide Union Rights Posters from Federal Job Sites
A manufacturer's lobbying group is suing the federal government to change the rules that mandate posters on a job site that say it's okay to form unions. Can't imagine what the businesses would do if the workers weren't informed...
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Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'

Labor Sec Tom Perez: 'Creative Labor-Management Partnerships Are Saving and Creating Jobs'
In 2007, the Ford Motor Co.’s plant in Louisville, Ky., was staring at an existential crisis. It was on the verge of being shuttered. The jobs there — jobs that sustained middle-class families and communities throughout Louisville — were this close to being sent to Mexico. However, Ford management and the United Auto Workers rolled up their sleeves and figured out creative solutions to not only save jobs, but add them.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Kills Already Ailing US Manufacturing, Say Labor Leaders

Trans-Pacific Partnership Kills Already Ailing US Manufacturing, Say Labor Leaders
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, if ratified, would decimate the already struggling US manufacturing sector said labor leaders in a conference call Thursday. The track record of these trade agreements, from NAFTA to AUSFTA, have proven every time a new one happens, US manufacturing jobs pour out of the country.
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Labor Leaders Cry Foul, Threaten Litigation as Illinois’ Underfunded Pension 'Rescue Plan' Develops

Labor Leaders Cry Foul, Threaten Litigation as Illinois’ Underfunded Pension 'Rescue Plan' Develops
Legislative leaders in Illinois are hoping to push a “rescue plan” that would help the state right its public pension system funding wrongs. Vehemently opposed by labor leaders who have labeled it “catastrophic,” the plan would cut cost-of-living increases for retirees, raise the retirement age for younger employees and set a cap on the pensions of public employees with the highest salaries. The plan would also place most pension plans outside the realm of collective bargaining.
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NJ Policewoman Says Retaliation Resulted from Blowing the Whistle on Collective Bargaining Violations

NJ Policewoman Says Retaliation Resulted from Blowing the Whistle on Collective Bargaining Violations
An officer in the Rockaway Township has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court claiming she was unfairly retaliated against for pointing out that a new overtime policy went against collective bargaining agreements. The officer claims the retaliation is against the state’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
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One Year Later, Impact of 'Right-to-Work' on MI’s Private Sector Unions Is Minimal

One Year Later, Impact of 'Right-to-Work' on MI’s Private Sector Unions Is Minimal
For Michigan unions, the one year anniversary of the implementation of “Right-to-Work” is fast approaching, yet for many shops the effects have been minimal. The new recruiting methods have allowed some unions to bring in younger workers, most of whom are happy to enter the union, to replace outgoing retirees.
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Could US Right-to-Work Laws Drive Canadian Jobs to the New South of the Border?

Could US Right-to-Work Laws Drive Canadian Jobs to the New South of the Border?
While Right-to-Work legislation has traditionally been the norm in the American south, the decision by the Michigan legislature to adopt the anti-union legislation has placed the issue on Canada’s doorstep. The importance may already be significant in light of a near 50-year low in the "coverage rate" for Canadian workers outside of the agriculture sector.
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Boeing, Boeing, Gone? Unions May Not Accept Aerospace Co's Pension-Cutting Proposal After All

Boeing, Boeing, Gone? Unions May Not Accept Aerospace Co's Pension-Cutting Proposal After All
The leader of Boeing Co. machinists told hundreds of union workers Thursday night that he will see whether he can stop a vote on a proposed new eight-year contract agreement that Boeing says will determine whether much of its new 777X jet is built in the Puget Sound area.
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