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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 08.05.2014 | 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...

Met Opera on Strike

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.31.2014 | New York
Jeff Danziger

Met Opera on Strike

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 06.27.2014 | 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.

Supreme Court Limits President's Recess Appointment Power

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled against President Barack Obama in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning on Thursday, limiting his power to make reces...

Drawing the Line on Civility

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The NLRB conducts thousands of unfair labor practice investigations each year. A recent finding ruled it unlawful to require employees to refrain from negativity in the workplace.

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.

Unions and College Football: Show Me the Money or Take a Strike?

John T. Delaney | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
John T. Delaney

While the Northwestern decision will probably not change college football as we know it today, it could stimulate a reasoned discussion on the contributions of college athletes to the revenue generated by football and basketball.

Northwestern Is Doing Everything It Can To Keep Athletes From Unionizing

The New York Times | Posted 04.25.2014 | Sports

A National Labor Relations Board official took a historic step last month in ruling that Northwestern’s scholarship football players should be consi...

America's Sweatshops on Wheels Find a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

It's been a long, dark road for America's port truck drivers, but finally there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It won't happen overnight, but the nation's port truck drivers are leading the way for all American workers to once again have a shot at the American Dream.

Student Athletes or Employees: The Debate in Perspective (Part 2)

Frank Islam | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Frank Islam

What we need is truth in packaging and promotion. What we also need is a system that puts the concerns of all of those who participate in college sports first.

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.

Student Athletes or Employees: The Debate in Perspective (Part 1)

Frank Islam | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Frank Islam

We want to believe that when we are watching college sports that we are seeing amateurs competing for the joy of competition and the love of the game. But, as we examined things more closely we got a different picture that caused us to modify our view and might also change public opinion somewhat.

Sport and Society for Arete: The NLRB Northwestern Decision

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

What is really at stake in this new world is how to redefine the intercollegiate athletic enterprise outside the outdated parameters of such archaic terms as "student athlete." Unless that happens, the continuing regime of corruption, decay, and commercial greed will render the entire enterprise a total and complete farce.

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.

Why College Athletes Aren't Really Employees -- But Should Be

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Zev J. Eigen

It is often more attractive or convenient to shoe-horn normative results we want into the legal cases that arise -- in this case, by pretending what the students should be is what they are. But this comes with great costs.

Collective Bargaining and the Future of the Student Athlete

Clark Power | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Although unionization seems to be a necessary consequence of the evolution of college football into a billion dollar industry, conceding that football players are no longer student-athletes comes with a steep price.

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

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...

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...

Northwestern University Football Players Form Their Own Team

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, college football players absorbed some pretty cheap shots from their schools and the NCAA.

Dave Jamieson

How The GOP Turned Back The Clock On Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August 2011, Lafe Solomon received one of the least desirable overtures in modern Washington: a subpoena from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-C...

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Obama Labor Board Appointments

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Adds White House, Senator McConnell reaction and context, paragraphs 6-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reut...