Labor News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-ascalia520x300.jpg

Unions spared, for now, in split Supreme Court Friedrichs ruling

Today, the Supreme Court, by way of an equally divided ruling, ended the fiercest legal attack on the labor movement in decades.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-scourtus520x309.jpg

Unions demand that Senate consider Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

Union leaders said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can't pick and choose which presidential election determines when to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-jan11-510x320.jpg

For union supporters rallying at SCOTUS, Friedrichs case is personal

Outside the Supreme Court building, unionists waved signs with phrases like "Working people want a voice."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-supcourtbuilding520x300.jpg

Nationwide Right-to-Work? In Friedrichs SCOTUS case, it could happen

Under a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives, the First Amendment has been interpreted to protect the One Percent.

Justices dig into details of Wal-Mart sex discrimination

The Supreme Court is trying to determine whether Wal-Mart's female workers have the right to sue the company as a class.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-court.jpg

Justices protect workers who file verbal complaints

A complaint is a complaint, and it's valid - and protected - whether it's verbal or in writing, at least under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

Court stops anti-labor practice at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

The Supreme Court rejected a claim by the famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. that its resident medical graduates were actually students, not employees that work more than 40 hours per week and are entitled to the protection of regular labor laws.

 

Justices tackle if states can use business licensing laws vs. undocumented workers

Can states use their own licensing laws to crack down on businesses that hire undocumented workers? The Supreme Court wrestled with that question on Dec. 9, dealing with a 2007 law from Arizona - a measure that presaged the tougher anti-Hispanic law the same state passed two years later.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-LeoGerardTexarkanaCROP.jpg

After Supreme Court ruling, unions fear opening of corporate cash floodgates

Leaders of the nation's largest unions came out in unanimous opposition to the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend as much as they like to influence the outcome of elections in the United States.