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Democrats Want To Make Labor Organizing Akin To A Civil Right

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you get fired for trying to organize a union in the U.S., federal labor law does a pretty weak job of protecting you. Even if your e...

NLRB Joint Employer Ruling, Good for Workers and Businesses

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I strongly support the NLRB's amended standard for determining joint-employer status. Workers should not be prevented from bargaining with the companies that help set their wages, benefits, schedules and workplace conditions. This ruling will restore workers' rights.

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they...

Labor Board Punts on Northwestern Football Case

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The Labor Board appears to be concerned that most big-time, football-playing schools are public entities not covered by the Labor Act. Why should that fact mean that employees of a private university cannot unionize?

Northwestern Football Players Won't Get A Union, But Their Fight Doesn't End Here

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.18.2015 | Sports

On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board rejected a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to unionize as employees o...

NLRB Rules That Northwestern Football Players Cannot Form a Union

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The Northwestern unionization effort has played a major role in moving college athletics in the right direction. That being said, I am sorry that the NLRB has decided against college athletes seeking a seat at the table.

Lacie Little: You're Un-Fired

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Studies show the number of illegal firings of union activists increasing and the number of union members in the United States dwindling. Workers need legislation to stop it.

Who's the Boss? Why Republicans Are Missing the Point on Joint Employer

Catherine Ruckelshaus | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Catherine Ruckelshaus

What's striking about the stretch of Congressional activity is its almost complete lack of connection to the reality of labor and employment laws in our country and how they apply (or don't apply) to businesses.

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Call Out Union Busters | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans looking to block one of the biggest labor law reforms of the Obama era, Senate Democrats are telling the National Labor...

College Football Players as Employees: About This There Should be no Debate

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 04.10.2015 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

In the final analysis, the distinction between college football players and college debaters is the fact that the industry would like college football players to remain silent. Denying them their rightful status as employees accomplishes just that.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse McDonald's Of Violating Workers' Rights | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

In a major blow to big franchisers, the National Labor Relations Board issued several complaints against McDonald's on Friday, naming the fast food gi...

Dave Jamieson

Thanks To Obama, It's Going To Get Easier For Workers To Unionize | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials unveiled new rules on Friday that will streamline and simplify the union election process, a reform long sought by lab...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Rule Employers Can't Stop You From Organizing Over Work Email | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a significant win for labor unions, federal regulators ruled Thursday that employers can't prevent their workers from using company e...

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Sen. ​Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it.

Labor Board Threatens an American Tradition

Job Creators Network | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

By Bernie Marcus Mr. Marcus is co-founder and former CEO of The Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network, a business advocacy organization....

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

Dave Jamieson

House Republicans Go To Bat For McDonald's In Fast-Food Fight | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A legal dispute over whether McDonald's can be held accountable for the labor law violations of its franchisees spilled into Congress on...

A Change in the Seasons

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The NFL returns with a full schedule of games that actually count in the standings. While those with favorite clubs still in contention for baseball's post-season linger on in their affection for the leisurely game of summer, most of us are ready to turn the page. Are you ready for some football?

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

McDonald's CEO 'Under Siege' At Home And Abroad

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Aug 3 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break. The head of the world's bi...

McDonald's Workers Claim They Were Fired For Union Activity

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

McDonald's is under investigation by the National Labor Relations Board for allegedly firing workers for union activity, in a case that could have muc...

Dave Jamieson

Republicans Fight Union For College Football Players | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After holding a hearing to air their concerns over college football players unionizing, congressional Republicans took their opposition ...

NLRB v. Noel Canning: Two Cheers for Recess Appointments

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

The Supreme Court's Noel Canning decision upholds the D.C. Circuit's outcome, but repudiates its reasoning and leaves the elected branches with pretty much the same tools already available to them to foster either friction or cooperation. All in all, it's a pretty good day for constitutionalism.

Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.

Scalia's Original Originalism on Presidential Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

As he considers Noel Canning, will Scalia recall his 1991 broad Freytag reasoning? His originalist perspective should not change just because Barack Obama is now signing the commissions.