Union On Hook for Non-Member Worker’s Back Pay After Refusing to Represent Him

A discharged Cummins, Inc. plant worker who wasn’t a union member may be entitled to have the Machinists union pay his lost wages after the union refused to arbitrate his complaint contesting the firing. Machinists Talbot Lodge No. 61 represents all of the production and maintenance employees at a Tennessee Cummins plant, but a union…
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“A LOT OF GOOD REASONS TO JOIN THE TEAMSTERS” – MORE PROPAGANDA THAN PROOF

The Teamsters gathered in Detroit, Michigan to discuss how to educate workers about the value of their union membership. Detroit is home of the United Autoworkers union. Michigan is a Right to Work state. This was not a joint meeting or phony public relations stunt, either, which made choosing Detroit even more odd. No other…
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Unions Increase Effort to Organize Silicon Valley Contractors

In the past three years, union shave organized 5,000 people who work on the campuses of household named companies in Silicon Valley. For example, shuttle drivers for Apple, Tesla, Twitter, LinkedIn, EBay, Yahoo!, Cisco, and Facebook are now union. Likewise, security guards for Adobe, IBM, Cisco, and Facebook, along with cafeteria works at Cisco, Intel,…
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Ohio: Get Ready for a Union Onslaught

The Service International Employees’ Union made it a priority to organize healthcare workers in the Midwest while simultaneously investing resources in battleground states, like Ohio, for the 2018 midterm elections. By mobilizing voters to support pro-union politicians in 2018, the SEIU is hoping newly elected lawmakers will support its legislative goals. SEIU members and employees…
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Does the Future of Union Organizing Involve a Few Mega-Unions?

I’m watching college football while writing this blog post. College football fans know that football conferences have undergone changes over the past few years. For example, the Big Ten Conference now has 14 schools; the Big Twelve only has 10 schools; the Pac 10 recently became the Pac 12; and the Big East has schools…
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NLRB: It’s Not What Management Says, It’s What Employees Hear

A union sought to organize workers of a construction company. In response, the owner of the company told employees that electing a union would financially “crush” the company. This statement was unlawful because the owner offered no objective evidence that a union win would make it impossible for the company to survive. This case involves…
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