The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a sweeping ruling that broadened the discretion of management to discipline or dismiss workers for offensive workplace conduct that arose in the context of union-related activity.
Traditionally, organized labor has backed establishment Democrats even in the face of diminishing returns. But when it comes to a $15 minimum wage, Democrats should not expect unionists and their allies on the front lines to “dance and be happy.”
Through unions, workers are able to fight for protections and benefits they might not otherwise have because of collective bargaining power. There are very many reasons people might want to unionize and you will read about some of them here.
The pending rulemakings involve legal questions that are frequently tested in Dept. of Labor investigations and in class actions pitting plaintiff’s attorneys and unions against management: contractor status, joint employment and tipped wages.
The Supreme Court heard an important case today challenging California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which allows union organizers to enter farms to talk to workers. The plaintiffs had a sympathetic Court but may have overreached their case.
Talk of Joe Biden as a transformational president is getting ahead of itself. Historically, labor law reform has triggered some of the fiercest battles from business — and Joe Biden has shown no evidence he’ll go to the mat for the PRO Act...