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by Brian Young | on Feb 17, 2021

Biden Selects CWA Lawyer for NLRB General Counsel

On Day One in office, President Joe Biden fired NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb, a move that was widely applauded by unions and working people. Robb had completely changed the position from one that...

by Brian Young | on Feb 15, 2021

Judge Says Unions Do Not Have to Pay Back Fees

Since the Supreme Court decided that public employees did not have to pay fair share fees to cover bargaining costs for non-members, anti-union groups have been suing hoping to get these fees back....

by Brian Young | on Jan 14, 2021

Right to Work Governor Arrested

In 2014, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder decided to switch Flint, Michigan’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. This plan was supposed to save money, but instead caused corrosion in...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2021

Rioting NYC Transit Worker to be Fired

Following the attack on the United States Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters, there has been a nationwide manhunt for the perpetrators. That manhunt has come back to New York where a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 02, 2020

Trump's NLRB: Ban Union from Jobsites

When a union comes into a workplace, the best-case scenario is that the employer doesn’t actively fight them. This has been the case for decades as some employers agree to stay neutral in a...

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.