Will The Supreme Court End Union Organizing By Extortion?
On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard a case that has the potential to devastate the what’s left of the private-sector union movement. The case tangentially involves something that, to many laypersons, often looks like a form of extortion (or bribery) but is currently legal under U.S. labor law, wherein a union uses economic, political and media pressure (also known as Corporate Campaigns) to | Read More »
Was It Worth It? After 10 Years On Strike, Hotel Union Throws In The Towel
After 10 years of picketing and rowdy rallies outside downtown Chicago hotel, UNITE-HERE has decided to call off its decade-long strike.
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Union Briefs for Fri., March 22, 2013: No Justice, No Peace? Vegas PD makes arrests, tourists get peace
For some, getting arrested at a union protest is a badge of honor–something to make Uncle Saul proud.
In Sin City, union protesters engaged in “civil disobedience” by blocking the Vegas strip in order to protest failed negotiations earned their activist merit badges on Wednesday by getting themselves arrested.
It’s Friday, and here are your Union Briefs…
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SEIU Organizing Tactics Include Intimidation and Lying To Workers, Company Alleges
One of the biggest problems with the process known as card check (a major component in the union-backed and misleadingly-named Employee Free Choice Act) is that unions are legally allowed to mislead workers into signing their rights over to a union. Under various NLRB decisions that span decades, the federal agency that enforces most of America’s private-sector’s labor law has refused to interfere with union | Read More »
A Note To Charlotte’s Workers: Get A Written Guarantee You Won’t Be Outsourced To Unions
Based on a tip last week and subsequent conversations with employees at Charlotte’s Ritz Carlton who, according to them, had been told that they are to be displaced by union workers during the DNC’s 2012 Convention, apparently Charlotte’s mayor and the hotel are saying that the story is untrue. According to WBT.com’s Chris Miller’s twitter feed: Ritz-Carlton calls today’s RedState story “absolutely false.” If the story | Read More »
Union Peppers Parents with Pedophilia Flyers At Disneyland
To fans of the all-things Disney, one of the unions that represents workers at Disneyland (located in Anaheim, California) may have just crossed the line. Unite-HERE, the union that went through a nasty civil war and break-up, has had an ongoing labor dispute with Disneyland for nearly three years. Over the course of the three years, the union has rejected Disneyland’s contract offers, and has | Read More »