January

NLRB gives strong backing to majority sign-up

By a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board has given strong written support to the use of "majority sign-up" for union recognition.

Ergonomics not on the list of five new safety rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will roll out five new rules this year designed to protect workers on the job - but a rule to curb ergonomic injuries will not be one of them.

Worker receives mixed verdict in court battle

What happens if a city trains a police officer on condition she stays five years on the job, but she resigns after two years?

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How to read those December unemployment figures

The nation's unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent in December but only because unprecedented numbers have dropped out of the workforce altogether.

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Law professors support Hilton workers

The Association of American Law Schools is holding its national conference at the boycotted hotel, but organizers of over two-thirds of the conference events held their sessions at another venue.

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Labor board calls for new election at Berkeley Bowl

A long-simmering labor struggle at the popular Berkeley Bowl Marketplace supermarket has taken a new turn with the National Labor Relations Board's year-end announcement that it has ordered a rerun of a June 2010 election to decertify United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5.

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Big business drives Illinois anti-teacher bill

CHICAGO - Under the guise of "school reform," big corporate foundations, banking and speculative hedge fund investors are pulling out all stops to ram an anti-teacher measure through the Illinois state legislature.

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UAW plans new organizing drive with help from its friends

The United Auto Workers is launching a new drive to organize foreign-owned auto plants in the U.S., with the determined help of civil rights and other organizations.

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2010: Labor wins some, loses some

Labor posted some wins — and losses — in 2010.

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