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Agency Workers Stage Protest Against Labor Board Actions

Hassan A. Kanu Bloomberg Law
The labor board’s current leaders have been described as anti-labor by worker advocates, and accused of working to gut the public’s ability to file unfair labor practice charges by a number of its own staffers.

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Rats Have Speech Rights, Too: Unions, Protests and Balloons

Shaun Richman New York Daily News
Last month, the National Labor Relations Board sought an unprecedented injunction against Laborers Local 79 in Staten Island to stop them from inflating a rat balloon. Unions must fight back.

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Under Trump, Labor Protections Stripped Away

Katie Johnston The Boston Globe
“This has been a terrible 18 months-plus for working people in this country,” said Celine McNicholas, director of labor law and policy at the Economic Policy Institute. “It’s an unprecedented attack on workers.”

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Future of Unions in Balance as Trump Prepares to Reshape National Labor Board

Nicole Hallett The Conversation
A new Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board could roll back pro-union decisions dating back decades. This could be devastating to already weakened unions. With private sector union membership hovering at a dismal 6.4 percent – down from about 17 percent in 1983 – nothing short of the end of the labor movement could be at stake.

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NLRB files complaint against VW over practices at Tennessee plant

Nick Carey Reuters
The complaint is part of a lengthy battle over the NLRB's recognition of the vote by roughly 160 skilled workers at VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The German automaker has argued against allowing a small group within the plant to have union representation, maintaining that all 1,500 hourly workers should be treated as one unit.
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