Hamline University’s part-time professors in June voted decisively to join the Service Employees International Union. The momentum appeared to be with SEIU organizers, as the first private college campus in Minnesota to unionize adjunct professors quite possibly cleared way for an even bigger domino in July—the University of St. Thomas.
But the solidarity stopped there. When the National Labor Relations Board tallied the results of SEIU’s test at the University of St. Thomas on Monday, the union got a failing grade — 136-84.Read More →
Minnesota licensed providers declared victory after a landmark Supreme Court ruling Monday, which comes after nine years spent fending off a union drive while operating their family child care small businesses.
The decision strikes down compulsory “fair share” union dues for Illinois home care workers who care for individuals receiving government subsidies but are not full-fledged state employees.Read More →
A unanimous Supreme Court decision Thursday invalidating President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board may send more than 1,000 decisions back to go, including several Minnesota cases.
The high court’s ruling in NLRB v. Canning means the NLRB did not have a legal quorum, effectively invalidating labor decisions by illegally appointed panels, on hold since the Supreme Court took up the case.Read More →
Republican Chairman Bill Armistead fired a shot at the powerful Alabama Education Association teachers union Monday, accusing the group of trying to influence the GOP primary in a blog post and renewing his call for closed primaries.Read More →
The ballots were set to go in the mail June 3, under the watch of the National Labor Relations Board. Macalester College would be the first Twin Cities private college to vote on unionize part-time faculty members, followed by Hamline University and the University of St. Thomas.
But the Service Employees International Union’s first private college campus faculty election in Minnesota never happened. What went wrong?Read More →
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania spends less than $100 a year to deduct dues for public-sector union employees, according to the state Treasury. That’s pocket change when considering the state’s $28.4 billion budget.Read More →