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Today's News & Commentary — October 5, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has just secured a coveted presidential endorsement from the National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest labor union, reports Politico.  In a Saturday… 524 more words

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Finally: Workers at Target Stores Unionize

Employees of a Target Store in Brooklyn, NY organized a labor union at a Target store, which was once considered impossible.

According to the Wall Street Journal: 333 more words

New Data Confirms Fears about NLRB “Ambush” Election Rule

By George J. Miller

When the National Labor Relations Board implemented its new union election rule in April of this year, the prediction was that the new procedure would shorten the time between the date of the filing of the election petition and the date of the election, something which labor unions and their supporters favored but which the business community opposed.  207 more words

Labor Law

Gig News: Uber Drivers Claim Uber's Arbitration Policy Violates N.L.R.A.

The Wall Street Journal reports that two Uber drivers have filed claims with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the company’s arbitration policy violates the National Labor Relations Act.   166 more words

On Labor

Complaint: Quicken Loans Overly Restricts Employees' Free Speech

DETROIT (AP) — Mortgage giant Quicken Loans overly restricts employees’ free speech and should rewrite its rules for workers and educate employees about their rights, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint. 267 more words


Unfair Competitive Advantage for Union Contractors Remains In Tact

Contributed by Beverly Alfon

Union job targeting programs, also known as “market recovery funds,” are used by unions to provide a bidding advantage to union contractors. 467 more words

National Labor Relations Board

Guess What Right-Wingers, Unions Aren't Dead In Alabama

Republicans and the Tea Party in Alabama thought that unions were dead and buried six feet deep in the union graveyard.  Not so fast my friends!   453 more words

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