Tag: NLRB

Thousands Protest in Solidarity with Graduate Teachers at Yale’s Commencement

May 26, 2017

“One. Two. Three. Four. We will not wait anymore! Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Yale should negotiate!” On Monday, thousands of working people, advocates, and community members– including allies from the Jobs With Justice network—echoed this chant at Yale’s commencement. The crowd marched down the streets of New Haven in solidarity… Read More»

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The Facts on the WAGE Act

September 16, 2015

On September 16, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act – legislation that would ensure that working people can join together without fear of reprisal to win improvements on the job, including higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. This… Read More»

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Post-Game Analysis: What Really Happened in the Northwestern Football Case?

August 26, 2015

College athletes have long been denied a real voice in a multi-billion dollar industry built upon their performance. That’s why it was a potential game-changer when Northwestern University scholarship football players came together to demand a union in 2014. The school’s administration argued that the players were students that had… Read More»

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McDonald’s Just Got Hit With Multiple Labor Law Violations

December 19, 2014

Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s chief prosecutor, General Counsel Richard Griffin, jointly charged McDonald’s and several of its franchisees with multiple violations of federal labor law. According to the NLRB’s press release, the agency will pursue 13 complaints involving 78 charges of alleged wrongdoing, while 71 cases remain under… Read More»

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The Facts on the New NLRB Union Election Rule

December 12, 2014

On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its adoption of a final rule to modernize and streamline the process for resolving union representation disputes. The long overdue rule, taking effect on April 14, 2015, will reduce a number of obstacles working people face when trying to form… Read More»

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Victory! Judge Says Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

December 10, 2014

In a highly anticipated announcement, a federal judge issued its decision against Walmart yesterday for taking illegal action against employees who participated in strikes at two California stores. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the company to stop making unlawful threats against members of… Read More»

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Victory: Fired Immigrants Vindicated by NLRB

November 13, 2014

UPDATE: In late November, 50 Washington, DC-based immigrant workers employed by Tito Contractors successfully voted for union representation with IUPAT District Council 51. This came on the heels of the an NLRB administrative law judge agreeing that workers were owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back wages in response to… Read More»

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Shattering the Myth of Student-Athletes

March 28, 2014

Anyone who knows the frenzy of March Madness should understand that college sports are big business. Between ticket sales and lucrative licensing deals that allow for televised game coverage and profitable merchandise revenue streams, college sports is a billion-dollar industry. Businesses, of course, have employees. Yet, for far too long,… Read More»

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