Micro Units, the Next Obama-Era Rule to Die

In PCC Structurals, Inc., the Board reinstated the traditional community of interest standard to be used when determining whether unions have included all necessary employees on a petition for union representation. The Board’s reversal is a welcomed relief to employers who have been forced to bargain with several small units of employees in one workplace,…
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Fight for $15 Workers Finally Join a Union, But Not the One Paying their Salaries

Employees of the labor-backed social justice campaign Fight for $15 have joined a union themselves. The organizers joined the United Media Guild via card check. Comically, a majority of workers signed authorization cards desiring union representation. I’m left wondering why all workers did not sign cards. Apparently even when you work for a union, you…
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Vox media is the latest online news and entertainment company where employees are looking to unionize. Several hundred employees across Vox’s eight sites are looking to join the Writers Guild of America, East. The company owns and operates offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, New York City, and Austin, Texas. The organizing committee…
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Company Threats of Closure or Drug Testing Hands Union Organizing Victory without Election

Employees testified that immediately after the UE local filed an election petition with the NLRB supervisors at MTIL, Inc., the Company made comments to employees that the employer, which sanitizes plastic packing crates for another company, might close or relocate its plant if the union was elected. The NLRB also received testimony that supervisors told…
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Congressional Dems’ Play on Words: Offer Unions a “Better Deal”

Congressional Democrats recently unveiled their “better deal” economic plan seeking to enhance protections for unions and their members. The “better deal” is the Democrat talking points for the mid-term elections during the fall of 2018. “Should we get the majority, this will be at the top of our list in early January 2019” said Senator…
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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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