Worker rights activists are turning to the local level to win protections that are not coming at the Federal level. “It’s not just the coasts..It’s happening in Denver, Chicago, the Twin Cities, smaller municipalities, larger municipalities."
The budget for the National Labor Relations Board for fiscal year 2022 was $274 million, which might sound like a lot of money. But it is the same amount as the Board’s budget for Trump-era fiscal years 2021 and 2020, and that is a problem.
In 1969, a rogue attorney for the National Labor Relations Board undermined a critical piece of labor law. Fifty years later, the Biden administration is trying to reverse the damage caused by that decision.
Worker Empowerment Research Network (WERN)
MIT Sloan School of Management
American workers are taking collective actions to address their pent-up demand for achieving a stronger voice and representation at work. This report suggests a need to re-evaluate labor laws and employers' responses to organizations.
The union alleges that Apple has violated labor laws and made a fair election impossible. A vote was scheduled for next week. If successful, it would have been the first unionized Apple store in the United States.
The dirty tricks that bosses play on workers will continue until there is a fundamental change in US Labor Law. Most fundamental would be the repeal of Taft - Hartley and corporate “personhood.” The law favors the powerful.
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