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Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
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Trump’s NLRB Deals New Blow to Workers with ‘Joint Employer’ Rule

WASHINGTON—A new National Labor Relations board rule published Feb. 26 will make it much more difficult for workers to organize unions or challenge labor-law violations if they are hired by a franchise, contractor, or temporary staffing agency. The rule, which will go into effect April 27, nullifies a 2015 NLRB decision that expanded when companies…

Trump Labor Dept. Narrows ‘Joint Employer’ Rule to Favor Franchises
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Trump Labor Dept. Narrows ‘Joint Employer’ Rule to Favor Franchises

WASHINGTON—A rule released by the federal Department of Labor Jan. 12 will narrow when companies can be considered “joint employers,” making it harder for them to be held responsible for wages or working conditions at their franchises or contractors. The rule, which will go into effect March 16, is intended to reverse a 2015 decision…

Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize
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Trump’s NLRB Just Made it Harder for Workers to Unionize

WASHINGTON—Two National Labor Relations Board actions in the past week will further undo Obama-era efforts to enable union organizing. On Dec. 12, the board voted 2-1 to order an administrative law judge to approve a settlement between McDonald’s and workers who claimed they’d been illegally fired. She’d rejected it last year on the grounds that…

FILLING the Swamp: Trump Taps Repetitive-Injury Denier for Labor Secretary
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FILLING the Swamp: Trump Taps Repetitive-Injury Denier for Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON—Eugene Scalia, the nation’s most prominent denier that repetitive-strain injuries are valid, was formally nominated to be Secretary of Labor Aug. 27. The son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his clients as a management-side lawyer have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, when it got rules requiring retirement investment advisors to act…

Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!
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Unions Warn: Efforts To Deflate ‘Scabby’ Are An Attack On First Amendment Rights!

New York, NY – Members of the unionized building trades rallied at the molded feet of President George Washington Thursday afternoon on Wall Street — calling federal attempts to bar the use of satirical cartoon balloons in a nasty labor dispute on Staten Island a brazen assault on the First Amendment rights of all Americans. …