Labor News

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Second court further limits Obama recess appointments

A second federal appeals court further limited President Obama's power to make "recess appointments" to the NLRB when the Senate is out of session.

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Appeals court tosses NLRB’s workers rights poster rule

This was yet another victory for big business handed down by GOP-named judges.

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Administration brings GOP attacks on NLRB to Supreme Court

The NLRB and the Justice Department formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of whether the courts can legally strip federal agencies of their power to do anything.

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More firms challenge NLRB’s right to rule on their cases

 Two more companies have dragged the NLRB into federal appellate courts, questioning the agency's right to rule in their labor-management disputes because NLRB allegedly lacked a quorum.

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AFL-CIO to squeeze Senate Dems on NLRB

"We have decided," said Larry Cohen, president of CWA, "that in today's America it is unacceptable that we cannot fill the position on a labor board designed to protect the rights of American workers."

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Machinists sound out Boeing workers in S.C.

The prospects of launching an organizing drive at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft construction plant in anti-union South Carolina...

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Workers for Walmart subcontractor forced to strike over warehouse conditions

The strike followed  years of lousy working conditions -- including 100-degree-plus interior temperatures -- and management refusal to even meet with them on the problems, much less listen.

 

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Many workers to benefit in 2012 from new Obama rules

Last month the Obama administration issued some of the most pro-worker rules the country has seen in 35 years, covering union elections, hours of work and wages, among other things.

Union gets second chance for vote after company shenanigans

It's a classic case showing how employers manipulate voter lists to defeat union organizing drives, but the NLRB has given workers a second chance at winning representation.

Utility workers: American Water in more hot water

The same highly-profitable nationwide utility that is trying to drastically raise rates on its St. Louis customers is using workers from a non-union labor law-breaking company to try to replace its Utility Worker members.

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