Blog Posts - Labor Unions



GAMING THE SYSTEM - Trump Played Sucker

"Carrier is 'Gaming the System' and Trump Just Played into Its Hands" by Steve Horn, In These Times 12/2/2016As one of their first orders of business, President-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence, his vice president, helped strike a deal between the I...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 5, 2016

LABOR UNIONS - So-Called 'Right-to-Work' Laws

"The Legal Argument That Could Overturn ‘Right-to-Work' Laws Around the Country" by Shaun Richman, In These Times 4/21/2016Union supporters had reason to cheer earlier this month when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's hated “right to work” law was...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 25, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Split on Labor Union Case

"Without Scalia, Supreme Court splits on union fees case" PBS NewsHour 3/29/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The Supreme Court split 4-4 on a case on whether unions can collect fees from government employees who choose not to join.  The outcome was an...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 4, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Organized Labor Case

Another attempted rape of labor unions."High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees" by Sam Hananel (AP), PBS NewsHour 1/11/2016The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to deal a major blow to organized labor as it considers the free...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 18, 2016

TRADE WARS - Asia Trade Deal

IMHO:  I agree with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, if a trade deal is good for America, the details should be public BEFORE it is made fast-track.  The secrecy is bad, what are 'they' trying to hide?"Democrats freeze fast-track authority for Asia t...
by Mage Soapbox on May 18, 2015

FAST FOOD WORKERS - Largest Strikes to Date

"Fast Food Workers in 236 Cities Pull Off Largest Strikes Yet as Other Low-wage Workers Join Fight" by David Moberg, In These Times 4/16/2015A hand-lettered placard, reading “McDonald’s: Stop Fooling Around, $15 and a union,” caught the spirit...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 20, 2015

WEST COAST PORTS - Impact of Labor Disputes Hype?

"Is the economic impact of the labor disputes at West Coast ports just hype?" PBS NewsHour 2/15/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  A labor dispute between shipowners and longshoreman on the West Coast has been going on for months now.  This weekend, the...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 16, 2015

LABOR - Movement on Deathbed?

"The U.S. Labor Movement: At a ‘Crossroads,’ or the Gallows?" by Jake Blumgart, In These Times 1/21/2015Steven Greenhouse has been here before.Nearly a month after his retirement, the august former New York Times labor correspondent spoke to unio...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 26, 2015

Gallup: 71% of Americans Support 'Right to Work' Laws

PRINCETON, NJ -- A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of un...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Sep 4, 2014

Hypocrisy? Joe Biden in Detroit pushing union membership while wearing a $650,000 shirt!

Joe Biden pandered to a union crowd in Detroit on Labor Day but must have forgotten who is audience was when he got dressed in the morning!What Biden said on Labor Day to a pro-union crowd was of course populist in nature and spoken as if his name wa...
by The Political Commentator on Sep 3, 2014

The Dignity of Labor and the Rest of God (Repost)

Originally from here, WEBCommentary(tm) – The Dignity of Labor and the Rest of God. But, I think it has moved… To the Coal Miners, to the Steel Workers, to the stay at home mothers, to the workers who labour…God bless you. Monday, S...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Sep 1, 2014

The NLRB Franchise Business Decision: How Scary Is it?

The NLRB Ruling could change the franchise business as we know it. I know that’s a dramatic statement…and I’m really not into drama, but their decision is  kind of scary. Keep reading to see why…   The NLRB Franchise Bus...
by The Franchise King Blog on Aug 24, 2014

SUPREME COURT - Big End-of-Term Decisions, Contraception Mandate and Union Non-Member Fees

"Supreme Court limits health care law’s contraception mandate" (Decision-1) PBS NewsHour 6/30/2014ExcerptsJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that some corporations can opt out of the Affordable Care Act...
by Mage Soapbox on Jul 1, 2014

Proof that the NLRB is Out of Touch With 2014′s Workplace & New Chuck Krugel Social Media & Law Presentation

While preparing for my upcoming social media & law presentation (see below for details), I was reading through one of the most recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions regarding social media & labor law (Kroger, 07–CA–098566...

AMERICA - After Tennessee Failure, Future of Organized Labor

"What does the VW union failure mean for the future of U.S. organized labor?" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 2/26/2014GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  Now: A showdown for big labor raises questions about its future in the South and beyond.Jeffrey Brown has our l...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 1, 2014

UNIONS - Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee Going Union? (updated)

Another keen-jerk, anti-worker (read non-rich citizen), Republican state reaction.  It's the Republican view that the peons don't have the right to VOTE to organize and better their lot."Possible unionization by Volkswagen auto workers spurs pol...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 17, 2014

UNIONS - Volskwagen Plant in Tennessee Going Union?

Another keen-jerk, anti-worker (read non-rich citizen), Republican state reaction.  It's the Republican view that the peons don't have the right to VOTE to organize and better their lot."Possible unionization by Volkswagen auto workers spurs pol...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 14, 2014

SUPREME COURT - 2014 Session Update

"Supreme Court considers cases on 'Raging Bull' authorship, labor union limits" PBS Newshour 1/21/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about two cases heard at the Supreme Court.  In one, non-uni...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 22, 2014

Handout From My 12/19/13 Webinar on The Future of Labor Unions in the Private Sector; What you Need to Know About Micro-Unions, Work Centers and Right-to-Work Laws

Here’s my PowerPoint presentation from my 12/19/13 webinar on The Future of Labor Unions in the Private Sector What you Need to Know About Micro-Unions, Work Centers and Right-to-Work Laws.  It’s 32 slides & available here as a PDF...

AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY - New Boeing Union Contract

"With money and jobs on the line, Boeing workers vote on critical labor contract" PBS Newshour 1/3/2014ExcerptJEFFREY BROWN:  In November, machinist union workers at Boeing voted down a new contract extension.  Pensions were the most conte...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 6, 2014


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