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More Bad News for Organized Labor?


#1

More Bad News for Organized Labor?

David Macaray

The Supreme Court will soon be ruling on the question of whether union contracts can legally include provisions where employees waive the right to join in class-action lawsuits. While unions and the NLRB argue that this provision violates an employee’s inherent right to “collective action,” management argues that all disputes should be settled individually, by way of binding arbitration, a method that has proven quicker and less expensive.


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Looks like Trump and the GOP got Neil Gosuck on the SCOTUS just in time to "make America great again".

If this ruling is part of Trump's "make America great again" program, does "again" refer back 150 years or more when there were no unions ?


#3

This is why labor has to stay vigilant and grieved each infraction as it happens, every time it happens. After all, a union contract is a contract that parties need to be held to.


#4

In Calif the 5 hr rule is used to fire people.And I really hate people who work for free----I know people who are "contractors" and they might be making $5hr. Labor history should be required in our schools.No we just want good slaves.


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The oligarchs will not be happy until they have reduced the unionization rate to 0%. This country is so effing anti-union it might as well be Franco's Spain. In the private sector, the unionization rate is about 6.5% and the overall rate is a little over 10%. Meanwhile, in countries which are not anti-union, which are not waging war on unions: in the Scandinavian countries the unionization rate can range from 51% to 75%. Germany has works councils in which the workers sit at the same table as management and share in corporate decision making. A works council represents all of the workers at that workplace – regardless of whether those workers are union members. The US has a long and very bloody labor history. The oligarchs, with support from the government, have not hesitated to call out the goons and the troops on workers.