Return of union lobbyist to state post a ‘slap in the face,’ senator says

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Labor relations, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

State Sen. Richard Black

Appointing a union lobbyist commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry is a “slap in the face for Virginia business,” one state senator says.

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NLRB complains Black Friday protesters went too far

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Issues, Labor relations, National, News, unions  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Union members and protesters who stormed a Michigan Walmart on “Black Friday” in 2012 have landed in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board.

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PA Senate gives unanimous support to ‘union stalking’ bill

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Accountability, Featured, Issues, Labor relations, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

SYMBOLIC REFORMS: Even after lowering the debt limit in the RACP program, the state still has the ability to borrow $700 million for lawmakers' pet projects.

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent

The state Senate voted unanimously Monday to close a loophole in state law that exempts individuals engaged in a labor dispute from being charged with the crime of stalking.

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Federal employees’ union getting a PR makeover

By   /  March 25, 2014  /  Labor relations, National, News, unions  /  No Comments

ClosedSign

The union representing more than 600,000 federal government employees plans to spend the next year asking the American people for a raise.

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Philly union indictments rekindles debate over exemptions for stalking

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Labor relations, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, unions  /  No Comments

CROSSING THE LINE: Stalking might be creepy, but the charges leveled against 10 members of the Ironworkers Local 401 union go far beyond that. They are accused of arson, assault and other serious crimes against employers who did not hire union workers.

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent

The indictments of 10 union members in Philadelphia is prompting lawmakers in Harrisburg to take another look at a state law that can prevent prosecution of some crimes if they’re committed by individuals engaged in a labor dispute.

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