News From: Law


by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 20, 2020

OSHA Inspections in Big Trouble

With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the justices have decided to take up yet another case involving workers. The case, Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, concerns a law allowing union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 07, 2020

Trump: Ban Neutrality Agreements

When workers are organizing a union, an employer can either fight the organizing effort or sign a neutrality agreement. This agreement is a contract between the union, the workers, and the bosses...

by Brian Young | on Oct 02, 2020

Trump's DOL Wants to Expose Organizing

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new rule that makes it harder to organize workplaces and seeks to embarrass unions with declining memberships.

by Brian Young | on Sep 30, 2020

DFR: Should a Union Rep Those Who Don't Pay Dues?

A federal appeals court in Chicago has decided to hear an important union case that challenges the requirement to represent employees in a bargaining unit that do not pay dues, also known as the duty...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 16, 2020

Banning Unions from Lobbying

In a stunning decision issued on Tuesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that private-sector unions can’t use mandatory fees from employees to pay for lobbying efforts.

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Understanding the Hatch Act

With the conclusion of the non-union Republican National Convention, there has been a lot of talk about how the Trump campaign violated a law called the Hatch Act. While this law is well known to...

by Brian Young | on Aug 28, 2020

Boss Can Fire You For Posting on Facebook

As social media has exploded over the last decade, many companies have come up with policies that govern both what employees say on official company pages as well as their private page. The National...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 07, 2020

NLRB Announces Reorganization Plan

Ever since PATCO union buster Peter Robb took over as the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), he has been trying to weaken the pro-union work the board is supposed to do....

by Brian Young | on Jul 29, 2020

Trump: Deny Employee List to Unions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing their third change to how union elections are conducted under Trump. This change would limit the information that is available to unions when...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 29, 2020

What You Can Do About Minneapolis

Across Minneapolis, protests have broken out over the death of George Floyd in police custody. The alarming video showed Police Officer Derek Chauvin holding Floyd on the ground with his knee on...

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