September 21, 2017 Union Says Washington Post Violated Reporter’s Speech Rights

Washington—The Washington-Baltimore News Guild filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board Sept. 12, accusing the Washington Post of violating a reporter’s rights by disciplining him for a freelance article he wrote.

September 21, 2017 NLRB Charges Broadcaster Wrongly Fired Workers

Los Angeles, Calif.—The National Labor Relations Board has charged the Miami-based SpanisBroadcasting System with illegally firing seven workers in retaliation for union activity—but that doesn’t mean they’re about to get their jobs back.

September 21, 2017 New School, New Germs: Back to School Protection

Now that the kids and teachers are back to school, it’s a good time to think about how to keep you and your Germ transmission in school happens most often in places like drinking fountains (a perfect place for kids to share germs through the proximity of their mouths to the water stream or the...

September 20, 2017 Know Before You Go: ER Vs. Urgent Care Vs. Telehealth

When you or a loved one becomes sick, the first person you call is your doctor. But when it’s 5 p.m. and the primary care doctor is gone for the night, what happens then? For minor issues, a trip to an urgent care or even a virtual doctor’s visit can be more convenient and less...

September 20, 2017 W.Va. Court Lets Union-Shop Ban Take Effect

Parkersburg, W. Va.—The state Supreme Court on Sept. 15 overturned a lower court’s injunction that had prevented the state’s ban on the union shop from going into effect since February. Justice Menis Ketchum wrote that the state AFL-CIO and other unions challenging the constitutionality of the “Workplace Freedom Act” enacted in 2016 had failed to...

September 20, 2017 Chicago Mechanics End Strike With Four-Year Deal

Chicago, Ill.—Chicago’s auto-mechanics’ union announced Sept. 17 that it had reached an agreement with car dealers in the area, ending a strike by almost 2,000 workers that had lasted almost seven weeks. The proposed contract includes “a significant wage increase across the board and the mechanics’ No. 1 issue of increasing their base pay two...

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