About half of the nation’s non-union employers require employees to workers are employed under some sort of arbitration contract that requires them to face down their company one-on-one before an arbitrator. Today’s Supreme Court decision will drastically reduce the number of claims against them. Read more →
Last week, many of NPR’s most well-known names pulled the curtain on life at the public radio institution, revealing poor morale among newspeople.
With the new deal, however, silence about what’s in it is the order of the day. Read more →
The current contract between NPR and the SAG-AFTRA union ended at the close of last month and employees agreed to an extension while talks on a new contract continue. The extension runs out tomorrow night. Read more →
The labor lines are being drawn in Michigan where goats are being employed to eat poison ivy on the campus of Western Michigan University and AFSCME is not happy.
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It was five years ago today that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ‘dropped the bomb,’ in his words, introducing legislation to strip public employee unions of their right to collective bargaining. It was a move that split Wisconsin and led to weeks of protests. How has it worked out?
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Robert Poli, the leader of PATCO, the air traffic controllers union, never thought Ronald Reagan would fire them all. But he did, crippling the American union movement. Read more →
The suit to stop the unionization of Minnesota home day-care operators, the unemployment rate drops in Minnesota, how those little memory slips might suggest Alzheimer’s, a man who wanted to testify against Whitey Bulger turns up dead, and the 76-year-old Milwaukee man who doesn’t feel “that bad” about killing a 13-year-old. Here’s today’s news conversation Read more →