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Nobody Seems To Have Liked Working For Donald Trump’s New Labor Pick

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In 2014, R. Alexander Acosta, President Donald Trump’s second pick for U.S. secretary of labor, became a top candidate to lead the Un...

Trump's Labor Nominee Still Hasn't Turned In His Ethics Paperwork

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s labor secretary nominee promises to be one of the better shows of Trump’s cabinet rollout ...

Donald Trump's First Week In Office Leaves Labor Worried About An Internal Split

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

Sean McGarvey joined other labor union leaders Monday in a visit with President Donald Trump at his new digs in the White House. As head of North Amer...

Supreme Court To Consider Lifting Class-Action Bar For Millions Of Workers

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

If you’re one of the likely millions of workers who are contractually bound to go it alone in a legal fight with your employer, the Supreme Court ma...

Electionomics: How Donald Trump's Union Busting Is Killing the American Dream in Las Vegas and Beyond

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Union busting is never pretty. But in the case of Donald Trump, it's especially ugly. The Republican presidential nominee has campaigned on promises ...

NLRB's Columbia Decision Masks New Federal Encroachment on Campuses

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 09.09.2016 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

It will be up to individual institutions across the diverse spectrum of American higher education, from small faith-based colleges to large research universities, to decide how to react to attempts to unionize students on their campuses. However, if this question reaches the courts, we believe the verdict will establish that this was a misguided ruling that represents a clear example of regulatory overreach.

Why Women Can't Be Paid Like Men: Blame It on Rosie the Riveter

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

The pace of change remains glacial. Women continue to earn less than men in all ten fields monitored by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2015, including management, professional, service and farming sectors.

It's Time Undergrads Care About Graduate Student Unions

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.

McDonald's Business Model Goes On Trial

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

The sight of McDonald's workers walking off the job in protest has been a public-relations nightmare for the company during the past three years. Now ...

Your Employer Can't Stop You From Recording Conversations At Work

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics

If you're looking to catch your boss breaking labor law, that smartphone in your pocket might be your best friend, thanks to a new ruling from federal...

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 em...

NLRB Joint Employer Ruling, Good for Workers and Businesses

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.28.2016 | 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've been f...

Labor Board Punts on Northwestern Football Case

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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 of the ...

NLRB Rules That Northwestern Football Players Cannot Form a Union

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.17.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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....