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Republicans Introduce Bill Aimed At Crippling Labor Board

WASHINGTON — House Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday afternoon aimed directly at scuttling a controversial complaint issued by the National Labor…

Read more: Boeing, Nlrb, Labor, Lafe Solomon, Boeing NLRB, Joe Wilson, John Kline, Tim Scott, Labor Unions, Unions, Trey-Gowdy, Politics News

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Union to Democratic Senators: Don’t Cut Medicaid!

WASHINGTON — The top union representing state and local workers is putting pressure on moderate Senate Democrats to reject any debt ceiling proposals…

Read more: Labor, Debt Ceiling Talks, Debt Ceiling, Public Sector Unions, Senate Dems, 112th Congress, Senate Democrats, Medicaid, Unions, Obama Debt Ceiling, Obama Medicaid, Afscme, Medicaid Cuts, North Carolina, Politics News


Markets Fall On Disappointing Job Growth

Markets stumbled and economists darkened their forecasts as a dismal jobs report underscored that the U.S. economy’s core remains battered two years a…

Read more: Labor, Jan Hatzius, Unemployment, Economic Crisis, Business News, Financial Crisis, Jobs, Warren Buffett, John-Silvia, Economic Growth, Stimulus, Business News


Rahm Avoids Layoffs, For Now, Pending Union Concessions

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw down the gauntlet to the city’s labor unions when he offered up an ultimatum: Accept his work-rule chan…

Read more: Layoffs, Public Employees, Labor, Unemployment, Rahm Emanuel, City Employees, Chicago, Chicago Budget Deficit, Furlough Days, Richard M. Daley, Worker's Rights, Unions, Labor Unions, Chicago News


Major Corporations Oppose New Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs, Workers

Corporate America would rather not say how much it pays typical workers.

In a lobbying push that adds to the slew of attacks on last year’s financi…

Read more: Labor, Workers, Unemployment, Dodd-Frank, Income Inequality, Economic Crisis, Business News, Financial Crisis, Robert Menendez, Executive Compensation, Business News


Marty Robins: The Plane Truth: Unions Don’t Equal Quality

There’s been a lot of overheated rhetoric around the pending National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)/Boeing matter, in which the NLRB is considering whether Boeing’s attempt to move plane production to South Carolina from Washington State, because of the more employer-friendly labor laws in the former, violates federal labor law. However, we have an unquestioned winner […]

Alex Blaze: Two Studies on Gays Coming Out… or Not

Two recent studies that have gotten mainstream press attention point out something that gay people have known for decades: coming out isn’t a light-switch, it’s a process that never finishes. It’s good to get that message out there, but it’s an incomplete discussion without mentioning rampant anti-gay workplace discrimination.

A new study by the Center […]

South Carolina Republican: Obama, Labor Board Engaged In ‘Regional Warfare’

WASHINGTON — Republicans escalated their attacks on the federal labor board under Obama Friday afternoon, as House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) called a special field session in South Carolina to probe a recent complaint brought by the labor board’s acting general counsel against the Boeing Company.

Issa took the unusual step of […]

Political Climate Helps Push Federal Workers To Unionize

WASHINGTON — Conventional wisdom says American unions are wheezing. But at the largest union representing federal workers, there has been nothing but steady growth during recent years and months.

From 2007 through 2010, the American Federation of Government Employees saw its number of active, dues-paying members swell from 216,000 to more than 268,000, according to […]

Redskins Stand With TSA Agents in Union Bid

WASHINGTON — Officers with the Transportation Security Administration know a thing or two about feeling under appreciated and belittled in the workplace.

As do players for the perennially underachieving Washington Redskins football team.

So perhaps it shouldn’t have been a great surprise when a pair of well-respected Redskins figures — current linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and […]