Despite a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that estimated a half-million jobs would be lost if the minimum wage was increased by 40 percent, President Obama is still out stumping for the policy
Even with the new election rules, the NLRB election process will remain stacked in favor of corporations and their highly-paid “union avoidance” consultants.
All Americans have a stake in raising our nation’s woefully inadequate minimum wage.
North America's Building Trades Unions have embraced a successful operational model that is premised upon a non-partisan approach to politics coupled with engagement, cooperation and partnership with individual companies, entire industries, government entities and community organizations; all of which are leading to economic growth and individual opportunity.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) reportedly spent $5 million on a campaign to establish union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee only to lose in a 712-to-636 vote.
The NLRB has the authority to set aside a tainted vote because of third-party interference when that interference creates “a general atmosphere of fear or reprisal rendering a free election impossible."
Tennessee Republicans and shadowy groups with links to Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers turned the election campaign into a dirty-tricks extravaganza.
Blatant political activities are occurring within the ostensibly non-political world of 501(c)(3) non-profits.
In the curiouser and curiouser world of the NLRB, much as in Alice and Wonderland, we have the verdict first, then the trial.
The new rules are moderate and commonsense changes that would provide some basic fairness for workers who want unions.