A complaint from the National Labor Relations Board argues McDonald’s can be held responsible for the treatment of workers at its restaurants, even if they are owned by franchisees. An industry group called it the “nightmare before Christmas.”
That’s at least twice what the American Federation of Teachers said it will spend.
While the progressive movement rallies around Michael Brown, some service unions and police unions are dividing.
“Since SEIU is not part of the AFL, we won’t be participating in that process.”
The prime minister wants to set minimum-turnout thresholds before workers can take action.
But American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says the emphasis on testing is damaging Common Core’s reputation elsewhere.
“We try to keep the unions from having a hobby,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.
Can unions rise again in the South? The labor world will be watching as one union tries to organize the plants of two major commercial jet companies — one in South Carolina and the other in Alabama.
The National Labor Relations Board claimed that the retail chain has fired and punished employees for participating in legally protected activities.
H/t to The Nation for learning it was created by a website tied to a former Walmart exec.
“Labor has really been stepping up, and the AFL-CIO has been stepping up,” transgender advocate Mara Keisling says.
“We can’t survive on $7.25.”
A new labor liaison. And complaints about the Christmas Card list.
Advocates already have “196 scheduled events of various types between now and the end of the recess … there will be more. We’re just getting rolling,” top union official says.
Accidentally, but still brutally, ironic.
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They support Obama — but paid for buses that brought protesters to both conventions. Labor official says they didn’t mean to. “Arrest Barack!”
SEIU attacks LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for pension reform proposal. Villaraigosa wants to raise the retirement age of city workers to 67 and increase employer contributions to the system.
The $4 million collaboration between Priorities USA and SEIU will run on television and radio in Colorado, Nevada and Florida. The battle over the Hispanic vote heats up with new Spanish-language TV ads.
Just ahead of WWDC, an odd attempt to get a better deal for iOS app developers. It’s not clear how this would work, exactly, or if it’s even real, but the App Developer Union manifesto raises a good point: app developers have no leverage.
Romney reacts to Wisconsin recall results. “The union members, they’ll support us.”
“It’s been funny to watch some of these politicians completely rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet.”
“He said he was taking one for the team — I wonder which team he was taking it for.”
Recently Mitt Romney has revved up his tough talk on unions in Michigan. But in 2002 the former Governor was actively courting the labor vote. Romney prominently featured on his campaign website a call for union members to vote for him because he would invest in infrastructure, adjust the minimum wage annually to inflation, and have labor be a critical factor in developing the state.
Poster contest violates guild’s “handbook of pricing & ethical guidelines” More union trouble for the Democratic Convention
The candidate is under attack from the right for allegedly favoring unions. Pennsylvania labor leaders can’t believe it.
Obama’s labor board appointments allow Romney to keep the focus on the economy, not social issues — and pave a path to victory in South Carolina.
An anti-union op-ed from The New York Post.
But they also don’t think you should get rid of unions and collective bargaining.