TRENTON, N.J.—The building-services union 32BJ SEIU has denounced New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno as racist for a television ad accusing her opponent of supporting “criminal illegals.”
Forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court held in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, that employees who elect not to join the union representing them may still be required to pay the fair share of the cost associated with the union’s collective bargaining activities (also called “agency fees”).
The delegates to AFL-CIO’s quadrennial convention in St. Louis adopted two resolutions submitted by AFGE in support of workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The AFL-CIO resolved to oppose the privatization of veterans’ health care services and to help AFGE restore due process rights for VA employees that have been weakened by Congress.
Washington, DC — In a blatent disregard for the safety of workers, the National Chicken Council is lobbying for the elimination of regulations in chicken processing plants across the country.The lobby group wants to cut out USDA inspections. This group representing processors want to turn back the clock to 1920 when work in a chicken…
Time and the Conways, starring Downton Abbey lead Elizabeth McGovern, is J.B. Priestley’s 1937 drawing-room play about a well-to-do family in post-World War I England. The first act takes place circa 1919, the second takes us forward to 1937, and the third act returns to 1919.
MARQUETTE, Mich.—The Michigan Nurses Association filed unfair labor-practices charges against UP Health System- Marquette and Duke LifePoint with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 18, accusing the hospital of locking them out after they went on strike for 48 hours from Oct. 5-7.
BALTIMORE, Md.—Table-games dealers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore will get raises of at least 10% in their income before tips under their first union contract, the National Gaming Workers’ Coalition announced Oct. 19.
Health care can be a maze. This is one in a series of articles to help manage costs while providing members with the best health outcomes. There has been a lot in the trade press lately about imaging, especially related to place of service. Specifically, some health insurers have stopped paying for outpatient imaging services…
Little Falls, N.J.—Multiemployer pension plans are “nearing the healthiest they’ve been since U.S. financial markets collapsed in 2008”—but there is a widening gap between healthy plans and those in critical condition, says a report released Oct. 23 by the Milliman actuarial-consulting firm.
Washington—The Service Employees International Union suspended executive vice president Scott Courtney—a key figure in the union’s “Fight for 15” campaign—on Oct. 16 pending an investigation of his relationships with women working for him.