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Robert Reich perfectly explains how wealth inequality erodes public trust — and put Trump in White House

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Robert Reich said the loss of trust in democratic institutions is directly related to wealth inequality — and the rise of Donald Trump. The University of California at Berkeley professor and former secretary of labor appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he said...

Philip Miscimarra, Former NLRB Chairman, Rejoins Morgan Lewis

Philip Miscimarra will return to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius after his nearly five-year stint as a National Labor Relations Board member.       

Google's firing of James Damore was legal, labor board says - CNET

The US National Labor Relations Board says Google fired the author of a controversial diversity memo not to silence a dissenter, but over "unprotected discriminatory statements."

This Labor Board Case Could Carry Broad Implications for Gig Economy

A federal labor case involving worker classification at an Indiana medical supply delivery company could have broader implications for the on-demand economy, as the National Labor Relations Board looks for input from the business community and labor advocates.       

Labor Board Found Google Was Within Its Rights To Fire Author Of Anti-Diversity Memo

Google did not violate labour law by firing James Damore, the author of a memo that argued women were biologically less capable to work in software engineering than men, according to an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. More »      

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the...Show More Summary

Inside the Trump Administration’s Plan to Shrink the NLRB

Labor rights advocates are alarmed by a proposal to centralize more control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and shrink its network of regional offices. Widely viewed as another effort by appointees of President Donald Trump to reverse some union-friendly policies promoted by Obama appointees, the proposal is […]

Fighting The Future: Teamsters Demand UPS Ban Drones And Autonomous Vehicles

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As I've occasionally mentioned in the past, my undergraduate studies were in (of all things) "industrial and labor relations," which involved many, many courses of study on the history of unions, collective bargaining and the economics around such things. Show More Summary

Watch This Woman Perfectly Explain Labor With a Ping-Pong Ball and a Balloon

Who knew the most relatable way to explain childbirth - and all that comes with it - would be via a ping-pong ball and a balloon? For Liz Chalmers, one of the owners of the Puget Sound Birth Center in Seattle, childbirth education runs in the family. Show More Summary

Trump NLRB Appointee Behind Major Anti-Union Ruling Accused of Corruption

An anti-union policy decision from President Donald Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointees appears to be tainted by a violation of ethics standards, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is joining unions in demanding answers. Show More Summary

Feds Allege FCA Executives Bribed UAW Officials to Play Nice

Former Fiat Chrysler labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty to two of seven charges relating to his role in a plan to divert more than $4.5 million in training center funds to union and company officials on Monday. As...Show More Summary

Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in UAW corruption probe

Iacobelli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act and to tax evasion. Continue reading Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in UAW corruption probe Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in UAW corruption probe originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Workers emerging from painful reset at Bath Iron Works

After a stormy chapter in labor relations, the leader of Bath Iron Works aims to collaborate more with workers as the shipbuilder completes production of a stealthy class of destroyers … Click to Continue »

Tronc That! Los Angeles Times Journalists Vote To Unionize

In a first for the 136-year-old Los Angeles Times, editorial workers have voted to join a union. The overwhelming vote of 248-44 was certified today by the National Labor Relations Board. Voting began earlier this month. The employees...Show More Summary

GOP-led labor board delivers major blow to workers’ rights in case against McDonald’s

In September, the National Labor Relations Board tilted to a 3-2 GOP majority for the first time in ten years. Thus began a series of Obama-era policy reversals that previously strengthened worker protections. By December, the NLRB overturned the Obama-era “Browning-Ferris” rule. The landmark rule had made it easier for employees to hold companies liable […]

Outgoing NLRB Chair Miscimarra Leads Attack on Working People's Rights

Outgoing NLRB Chair Miscimarra Leads Attack on Working People's Rights On Dec. 16, 2017, National Labor Relations Board Chair Philip Miscimarra’s term came to an end. In the final days before the end of his term, a series of 3-2 decisions...Show More Summary

Braying donkeys

Archives of Israel's leftleaning Labor Party in the years after the country's creation reveal that David Ben-Gurion and other leaders vacillated between relating to Palestinian citizens as dogs or as donkeys. Moshe Dayan looked forward...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace

A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election. Show More Summary

Trump names lawyer at firm advising him as pick for labor board

last monthNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump plans to nominate as his choice to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board a labor lawyer and partner at a law firm that has advised him and the Trump Organization on taxes since 2005. The White House said on Friday that John Ring, a partner at Morgan Lewis...

The "Signaling" Effect of Raising Minimum Wage Laws

I posted yesterday on the conference earlier this week on minimum wage laws in developing countries. Daniel Helman (Ton Duc Thang University, Labor Relations & Trade Unions) circulated a follow-up email making a point about minimum wage laws I hadn't...

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