A New York City ordinance requiring car wash companies to post a higher surety bond if they do not sign a union bargaining agreement covering their employees is invalid because it unlawfully favors unionization, and therefore runs afoul of the National Labor Relations Act, a federal district court judge has ruled on May 26, 2017.

In a series of tweets, the National Labor Relations Board is using social media in an attempt to increase  concerted and union activity under the NLRA.

Starting on February 4, 2015, the NLRB began tweeting exhortations to non-union employees  to utilize the Agency’s services and notifications to all employees about the broad jurisdictional reach of

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

Under the National Labor Relations Act, an employer is not permitted to bypass a union and deal directly with employees in connection with their terms and conditions of employment. This direct dealing concept can become complicated, however, when an individual employee asserts a legal proceeding against the employer in which the employee’s union is

The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, which endorsed President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and helped get health care reform passed in Congress, now is calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Kinsey M. Robinson, Roofers Union President, issued the following statement:

“Our Union and its members have supported

Buttoning Down the Corporate Image

Since 2004, the current incarnation of the International Workers of the World (the storied “Wobblies” of labor’s glory days) has run a high-profile organizing campaign at several Starbucks stores.  The company has been resisting the union’s efforts to organize its baristas.  Company policy encourages employees to wear multiple buttons promoting

Cuba is going to lay off 500,000 state workers between now and March 2011. According to the Cuban Workers Federation, the only union in the country, the cause of the job displacement is clear: "Our state can’t keep maintaining…bloated payrolls."

Similarly, the public sector unions in the United States representing a significant number of

The President Barack Obama spoke at a recent meeting of the AFL-CIO and after prepared remarks, he responded to a question from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The nub of the exchange was that the President would advise employees to join a union, just as President Franklin Roosevelt did back in the 1930s.

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