Unions. Legal news and articles for March 21 - 27, 2013

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Tech companies, labor unions clash over cap on high-skilled worker visas
The Hill (blog)March 31, 2013

Labor groups, particularly the IEEE-USA, have lobbied fiercely against raising the cap for H-1B visas, arguing that the program has been abused by IT services companies focused on off-shoring jobs abroad or businesses that seek to bypass hiring ...more »

Building unions labor for traction
Crain's New York BusinessMarch 31, 2013

"There have been murmurings by some of the trades questioning the continued use of PLAs," said Michael Zetlin, a construction attorney. "The PLAs help stimulate construction, but there are those who believe they should be nixed." The situation is ...more »

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Homeplus-labor union
GlobalPostMarch 27, 2013

SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- Workers at Homeplus Co., the South Korean unit of British retail giant Tesco PLC, have set up a trade union for the first time in 14 years at the second-largest local discount chain, the union leader said Wednesday.more »

Can Mark Zuckerberg and his friends convince conservatives and labor unions...
QuartzMarch 27, 2013

Labor unions and conservatives, the two stakeholders with the most power to blow up the deal, aren't the most receptive audience for a collection of northern California billionaires. Zuckerberg's organization is working with veteran political ...more »

Labor union endorses Peduto for mayor
Tribune-ReviewMarch 26, 2013

Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto racked up another labor endorsement on Tuesday in his bid for the Democrats' mayoral nomination. Ironworkers Local Union 3 endorsed Peduto, 48, of Point Breeze during an afternoon announcement at its Strip District ...more »

Employers, trade unions start preparation for remuneration talks
RepublicaMarch 26, 2013

“The JTUCC meeting will urge both the government and the employers to clarify whether they want to fix flat rate across the country or go for collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which determines salary amount in consultation with trade unions,” said ...more »

Union loyalty to steer Labor ministry reshuffle
The AustralianMarch 24, 2013

The role of the unions goes to the heart of Labor's internal debate over its future strategy, in the wake of calls from Mr Crean and Mr Ferguson - both former union leaders - for the party to reclaim the middle ground rather than fighting a "class war ...more »

What is next for labor unions?
Plain DealerMarch 24, 2013

But protests in recent years over the passage of right-to-work laws in Michigan and Indiana, clashes over collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Ohio and a sharp drop in union elections across the US have raised larger questions: Where do unions go ...more »

State of unions
Youngstown VindicatorMarch 24, 2013

On Thursday, Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect, a stunning shift in this symbolic capital of organized labor. The historic change is just the latest sign of turmoil in the union movement that has seen its nationwide membership shrink to its ...more »

What's next for labor unions?
Troy Daily NewsMarch 24, 2013

So, are unions to blame for their dwindling numbers? Yes and no, according to Gary Chaison, an industrial relations professor at Clark University in Massachusetts. He says unions haven't been nimble dealing with globalization and an increasingly mobile ...more »

Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers
New York TimesMarch 23, 2013

Somewhat bewildered, somewhat angry, she and two other young lawyers who were also hired as independent contractors jokingly formed what they called the “Transient Workers Union,” with the facetious motto, “The union makes us not so weak.” Ms. Horowitz ...more »

With new right-to-work law and shrinking union ranks, is organized labor still ...
NewserMarch 23, 2013

FILE - In this May 30, 1937 file photo police using guns, clubs and tear gas confront marching strikers outside Chicago's Republic Steel plant during violent clashes in the early days of labor union organizations.... (Associated Press) ...more »

French Indie Producers Fight New Labor Rules
VarietyMarch 22, 2013

While French labor unions claim that strictly enforced higher wage rates are long overdue for below-the-line staff, independent producers argue the pact would make crews' pay the highest and least flexible in Europe. And it would essentially hurt the ...more »

Are Labor Unions Too Strong?
Black Voice NewsMarch 22, 2013

(NNPA) The other day I found myself engaged in a casual discussion with someone next to me on an airplane. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I had written two books on labor unions. The man responded that he thought that unions could ...more »

With Immigration Reform Deal Nearly Done, Republicans Say Unions Are Trying ...
New York MagazineMarch 22, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that this time Democrats and labor unions are pushing for a program that would offer 10,000 visas initially with a cap of 200,000 visas; more visas would be offered based on a formula tied to the unemployment rate and ...more »

GOP: Unions to blame if immigration fails
PoliticoMarch 21, 2013

An immigration reform bill hasn't even been unveiled, but key Republican lawmakers are already singling out unions as the reason why a deal could fail. The GOP offensive taps into long-simmering disagreement between the business community and unions ...more »

Battle Brews Over Labor Demands As Immigration Talks Enter Home Stretch
BuzzFeedMarch 21, 2013

But as senators rapidly approach a deal, everyone — immigration activists, conservative opponents, labor unions, and business leaders — is jockeying for position. For weeks, the worker visa program, which is at the heart of the reforms to future ...more »


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