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Outgoing Westchester Legislators OK Contracts for 5 Unions
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Outgoing Westchester Legislators OK Contracts for 5 Unions

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approved new contracts with five labor unions representing county workers Dec. 21. Democrats in the legislature had originally wanted to delay the vote until next month, when newly elected George Latimer will replace outgoing Republican County Executive Rob Astorino, but Board of Legislators chair Mike Kaplowitz…

Federal Court Sends VW Micro-Union Case Back to NLRB
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Federal Court Sends VW Micro-Union Case Back to NLRB

WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court Dec. 26 sent a case involving whether workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant can form a “micro-union” back to the National Labor Relations Board. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia approved the NLRB’s request to reconsider the unfair-labor-practice complaint it issued against VW in April 2016 for refusing…

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