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Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 09.06.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

National Labor Relations Board vs. NCAA

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Stuart Dorsey

The reasoning that Northwestern football players are more revenue-generating employees than they are student-athletes is not surprising.

Yes, College Athletes Deserve Better

Aaron Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Aaron Miller

So instead of simply denouncing unionization, the NCAA should address the underlying concerns and present a plan for compensating athletes with more than just sweat-suits and athletic shoes.

Get Your Foot Off My Neck: The Emancipation of the Black College Athlete

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
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Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Universities must bare the responsibility for effectively bridging the gap for students to ensure their success. And the monies that flow into the college and university system could be used to greatly enrich the lives of black men in American who live in the margins of society.

The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

A Football Slamdunk

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports
Jared Bernstein

Not to mix metaphors, but as I read it, that National Labor Relations Board ruling that footballers at Northwestern are actually employees of the university and thus can form a union looks like a slamdunk.

Dave Jamieson

Northwestern Football Players Win First Round In Union Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

Football players at Northwestern University have cleared the first major hurdle in their closely watched unionization effort, with an official of the ...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Warn Business They Consider Illegal To Stop Breaking Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next time a pot shop gets a visit from the feds, it won't necessarily be from drug enforcement agents looking to shut the operation ...

Dave Jamieson

After Devastating Loss, Union Makes Huge Move Against GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After a narrow and devastating loss at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant last week, the United Auto Workers union has asked the federal l...

Are College Athletes Employees?

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

College athletics produce millions in revenue for their colleges, but the stars of the game cannot receive compensation commensurate with their contribution to the entertainment they provide. It is a sweet deal for colleges. The Northwestern case, however, has nothing to do with the fairness of NCAA regulations.

Dave Jamieson

Did Unions Suffer A Massive Loss Because Of GOP Meddling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Tennessee Volkswagen workers were voting last week on whether or not to have the United Auto Workers represent them, Sen. Bob Corker ...

Are College Football Players Employees?

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal agency kicked off the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on whether to approve a bid by Northwestern football players ...

Dave Jamieson

Finally, It Might Get Easier To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a judge struck down an earlier version in 2012, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will re-introduce a set of rules t...

Dave Jamieson

How College Football Players Will Get Their Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This coming Friday, lawyers for Northwestern University football players are set to begin making their case to federal officials that th...