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Inside the Supreme Court Case That Could Chill a U.S. Strike Wave

Steve Wishnia Work-Bites
Photo of strike signs on sticks with workers hands leaning on them.   The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174 on Jan. 10. Justices Alito and Thomas might want to use this case to narrow what is considered “protected activity”. That would follow the pattern of the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, which was preceded by another case where Alito disputed the 1977 precedent that public-sector unions may charge nonmembers fees for the costs of representing them.

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NLRB Improves Back Pay Formula

NLRB National labor Relations Board
The NLRB on Tuesday said employers must compensate workers for "direct or foreseeable" financial harms, such as credit card debt and out-of-pocket medical expenses, that result from illegal firings and other unlawful labor practices.


Democracy Is on the Ballot

Joseph A. McCartin Working-Class Perspectives
Whether fighting to unionize or exercising the right to accept or reject negotiated contracts, workers are nurturing democracy where we most need it. If we are to save our political democracy, we must begin by establishing a beachhead for democracy in the workplace.

Labor Is on the Offensive

Todd E. Vachon Barron's
Aided by a historically tight labor market and a supportive president and National Labor Relations Board, unionized workers have been able to use their newfound leverage to win demands that forward their agenda.

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