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A new NLRB decision will open up unions to more lawsuits
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A new NLRB decision will open up unions to more lawsuits

Reprinted from: Ucomm Radio The new policy says that Unions that don’t properly process workers’ grievances will now be presumptivelynlrb considered liable unless they can prove otherwise, a change that could cause a major increase in litigation. Similarly, a union’s failure to keep a worker fully apprised of its efforts to pursue a grievance “constitutes…

Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue
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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers banned overtime Nov. 1, instructing members to refuse to work more than eight hours a day as Canada Post tries to cope with a backlog of parcel deliveries caused by rotating strikes around the country since Oct. 22. “We’ve had it,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “Overburdening, overtime,…

Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft
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Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Temporary workers Marriott has hired to clean rooms at its seven San Francisco hotels while the 2,500 regular workers are on strike are accusing the chain of cheating them out of their pay. The company hires about 200 workers a day—mostly Latino immigrants—for $17 an hour through a contractor, Environmental Service Partners Inc.,…

SAG-AFTRA Rallies Against Bartle Bogle Hegarty
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SAG-AFTRA Rallies Against Bartle Bogle Hegarty

New York, NY – About 200 striking members of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) rallied in front of the ad agency Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty’s (BBH) Tribeca offices on Thursday, November 1,  to bring attention to the company’s abandonment of their 20-year contract with the union.

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