Tag Archives: union organizing

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Likely to Rejoin AFL-CIO

It appears the Change to Win Federation (CTW), labor’s ambitious effort to revive the American labor movement, may be on its death bed.  The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), one of the founding members of CTW, is about to follow UNITE-HERE, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC), and the Laborers’ International Union of … Continue Reading

L.A. County Must Provide Non-Union Employees’ Home Addresses, Phone Numbers to Union, California Supreme Court Rules

In a decision of significance for public and private employers, the California Supreme Court has ruled Los Angeles County must provide the union representing its employees under an “agency shop” agreement with the home addresses and telephone numbers of all county employees, including non-union employees. Employers may be interested in a recent post on the … Continue Reading

Labor Union Membership Not Immune to Job Losses

Many of the nation’s largest unions lost significant membership in 2012, according to annual financial disclosure reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bloomberg/BNA’s Daily Labor Report has reported. The 2012 reports show the following: Membership Losses Among Ten Largest U.S. Unions  Union Membership Decline Change National Education Association (NEA) 99,175 to 3.1 million -3% International … Continue Reading

OSHA Invites Union and Community Organizers into Non-Union Worksites

Organized labor may be very pleased with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration these days because of a recent Agency interpretation  that a non-union employee may select a non-employee who is “affiliated with a union” or with a “community organization” to act as his representative during an OSHA inspection of his employer’s worksite.  The interpretation … Continue Reading