Columbia Missourian Online, January 26, 2017
The Senate’s version of the legislation has been sent to the House, which already voted in favor of a similar bill earlier this session. Republican leadership plans to continue fast-tracking the measure.
PR Newswire Online, January 26, 2017
Last week, the GOP-controlled Senate took the first steps down the Right to Work path in passing the latest anti-union bill 12-11, on nearly a party line vote.
fedsmith.com, January 25, 2017
The new Acting Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is Patrick Pizzella. He was designated by President Trump as Acting FLRA Chairman on January 23, 2017.
Washington Examiner Online, January 26, 2017
The Bureau of Labor Statistics data marked the continuation of a long-term trend of thinning union ranks. In 1983, the first year the department started tracking the number, the unionization rate was 20.1 percent, accounting for about 17.7 million workers.
Boston Herald Online, January 25, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh brushed aside today a new court filing that shows he attended two meetings with a Boston Calling concert promoter that two of his aides are charged with trying to extort to hire union labor.
New York Daily News Online, January 25, 2017
The rat, often displayed at construction sites by disgruntled unions, is part of the official definition of “job action” under Gov. Cuomo’s plan to revive an affordable housing tax credit for developers.
Orange County Register Online, January 25, 2017
Unions didn’t share Brown’s opinion that pensions should reflect “time actually worked,” and sued the state in an effort to maintain the sweet pension perk. They pointed to a longstanding set of court precedents — collectively known as the “California Rule” — that prohibit state and local governments from reducing pension promises to current workers.
Boston Herald Online, January 27, 2017
The four were indicted on charges of attempted extortion and conspiracy to extort in connection with a June 10, 2014, picket outside a Milton restaurant where filming for the hit Bravo show “Top Chef” was taking place. After trying to force their way onto the set and block others from accessing it, they allegedly yelled racial and homophobic slurs at the crew and others, threatened the cast and shouted profanities.