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Court says workers can't be forced to sign mandatory arbitration clauses

Abstract: Forcing workers to sign away their right to sue or join class action lawsuits against employers violates the National Labor Relations Act, says the 7th Circuit.

 

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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High court tackles four important cases involving workers, unions

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to drastically rewrite not just labor law, but working conditions in the U.S.

 

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Today in history: Supreme Court okays sit-down strikes

In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Apex Hosiery Co. v. Leader that a sit-down strike was not a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

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Examining courts' impact on workers and their rights

Here are some recent lower court cases involving workers.

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Home care ruling shows negative impact of courts on workers

A Dec. 22 decision showed that men and women in black robes can yank away what workers win in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill, or at the bargaining table.

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Workers win two in the courts

Two separate groups of union workers - public workers in Florida and American Airlines retirees nationwide - racked up big wins in separate courts in recent days.

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