All Items: Unions

  • Boeing Workers in South Carolina Vote to Join Union

    June 5, 2018

    A group of employees at Boeing's South Carolina plant have voted to unionize as a "micro-unit." The successful union vote have implications for other employers.

  • Burger Joint Becomes First Unionized Fast-Food Restaurant

    May 7, 2018

    For the first time in the US, a fast-food restaurant - Burgerville in Portland, Oregon - has been unionized through a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supervised election.

  • Manufacturer's Anti-Union Messages in Meetings Support Unfair Labor Practice Charges

    April 5, 2018

    The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld National Labor Relation Board findings that an aluminum manufacturer committed multiple unfair labor practices before and after a union election. However, the court denied enforcement of a bargaining order issued to remedy the ULPs, ruling that the Board did not fully take into account events occurring between the time of the unfair labor practices and its order.

  • Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Weaken Unions

    February 28, 2018

    The Supeme Court heard oral arguments in a case affecting millions of public employees with implications for the future of organized labor. At stake is whether unions can compel nonmembers to pay dues for representing them in contract negotiations.

  • Missouri Right to Work Law Suspended, Likely Headed for Popular Vote

    August 29, 2017

    A new Missouri "right to work" law that had been scheduled to take effect on August 28 has been blocked as the result of a last-ditch petition effort opposing the measure. It appears the law's fate is now likely to be decided by the state's voters in November 2018.

  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Wisconsin "Right to Work" Law

    July 13, 2017

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Wisconsin's "right to work" law.

  • Missouri Becomes 28th "Right to Work" State

    February 7, 2017

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has signed a bill making Missouri the 28th "right to work" state. However, union leaders are vowing to take the issue to the polls.

  • President Nominates Neil Gorsuch for Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    February 1, 2017

    President Trump has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neal Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant since the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In many ways, Judge Gorsuch's record mirrors that of Justice Scalia.

  • Kentucky Becomes 27th Right-to-Work State

    January 11, 2017

    Kentucky is now the nation's 27th right-to-work state, making it illegal for workers to be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. Governor Matt Bevin signed the legislation on January 9, which took effect immediately.

  • DOL's "Persuader Activity" Rule Stopped

    November 18, 2016

    A federal district court has issued an injunction to permanently prevent the US Department of Labor from implementing a new "persuader activity" rule that would have expanded employers' obligation to report activities they take to persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and collectively bargain.

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