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Category Archives: unions

For a Union, Passivity Equates to a Loss of Collective Bargaining Rights

Yesterday’s NLRB’s decision on the collective-bargaining rights of employees hired through “temp” agencies has meant that very little attention has been paid to a decision handed down yesterday by an … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Follow-Up on Today’s NLRB Ruling

In its daily “Sentences” newsletter, Vox has provided the following list of items on today’s NLRB ruling: –The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a business that uses a … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Major Ruling from the NLRB

The following is an excerpt from breaking news report from The Hill written by by Tim Devaney: “The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday handed down one of the biggest decisions of … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Photos from the We Are Ohio Rally against the Americans for Prosperity Summit in Columbus

Yesterday, some members of the Ohio Conference participated in a large rally in Columbus. Here is the beginning of a news report in the Columbus Dispatch: “More than 3,000 union … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Recognizing the Limited Scope of the NLRB’s Decision in Northwestern University

Earlier this week, on August 17, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision refusing to assert jurisdiction in the case of the Northwestern University grant-in-aid scholarship football players’ … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Aspirational Incapacitation” May Account for Much of Donald Trump’s Appeal

“Joe the Plumber” came to national attention during the 2008 presidential election because he was very willing to denounce the economic “safety net” programs from which he was then actually … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Popularity of Unions on the Rise

The American Prospect, a liberal periodical, distributes a weekly e-newsletter, The Labor Prospect, highlighting the best reporting and latest developments in the labor movement.  The latest missive reports, among other stories, that … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another Thing That I Wish That I Had Said

Several weeks ago, I was at a meeting for the leaders of “We Are Ohio” member and allied groups in southwestern Ohio, and one of the featured speakers asked the … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

New President of NTEU Defines Issues of Importance to His Union and All Unions

For 16 years, Colleen M. Kelly has led the National Treasury Employees Union, the second largest union representing federal employees. This week, Tony Reardon was elected to succeed her, receiving … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Workers Being Turned against Workers

Writing for the Progressive Breakfast feature on the website of the Campaign for America’s Future, Dave Johnson asks, “Are Unions an ‘Us’ or a ‘Them’?” The article is in response … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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