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Labor Relations / Unions

After Amazon, AI could still drive union organizing

When Amazon warehouse employees in Alabama voted April 9 not to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, many considered it a blow to organized labor. Other observers are not so sure.

Rein in inappropriate tweets, even the boss’s

When senior executives discuss company business, they are speaking for the company. That speech includes Twitter content, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which has been coming down hard on CEOs who tweet during union organizing drives.

Organized labor in flux: Dems soon to gain NLRB majority

Democrats will soon gain a 3-2 majority on the National Labor Relations Board, according to employment lawyer Michael Lotito, who on March 25 briefed participants at the 17th annual Labor and Employment Advanced Practices Symposium.

Walsh confirmed as Biden’s Secretary of Labor

Marty Walsh has been confirmed to become the nation’s 29th Secretary of Labor, bringing a staunchly pro-worker perspective to a Department of Labor that faces big issues in coming months.

NLRB supports right to discuss unions, wear logos

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that a BMW manufacturing plant violated employees’ labor-law rights by banning employees’ conversations about the union during work time while allowing conversations about other nonwork subjects.

#1 reason you can’t fire worker for going #2 on office floor

You’d think it would be easy to fire a worker who defecates on the workplace floor and tells his manager he left a “present” for him. The problem: The employee is a member of a labor union.

House passes PRO Act, labor’s favorite legislation

The House of Representatives on March 9 passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a bill that would override state right-to-work laws and make it easier for unions to organize.

EEOC, NLRB general counsels sacked in unprecedented moves

President Biden has defied tradition, firing the general counsels of both the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board.

PRO Act could trigger massive union changes

Legislation introduced in February will usher in sweeping labor-management changes if it passes.

As jobs declined, union participation rose in 2020

Although the country saw historic job losses due to the pandemic in 2020, it also saw a jump in the percentage of U.S. workers who are members of a union to 10.8%, up from 10.3% in 2019.