Unions. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 29, 2017

Department of Labor ends outrageous rule permitting union trespassing at non-union job sitesTexas Republican Bundles Bills to Protect Kids from Sex Offenders and Labor UnionsHouse panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unionsYour Views: Unions lift wages and benefits for all workersLocal labor unions observe “Workers' Memorial Day”Wenceslao: Labor unions' woesBrazilian Labor Unions Stage Nationwide Strike Against Temer's AgendaBrazil Braces for Nationwide Strike by Nine Labor Unions TodayHouse sends Onder's PLA bill to governor's deskLabor unions back Erie community college - GoErie.comMurray Pitches Revised Soda Tax; Labor Union and Soda Companies Promise to Fight ItHouse panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unionsAnother restriction on Missouri's labor unions heads to Gov. Greitens; other bills head to HouseLabor Unions Endorse Jack O'Neill for Philly DABrazil Lawmakers Pass Labor Bill in Bittersweet Victory for Temer

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Living long and living well
The Madera TribuneApril 11, 2017

Initially, unions targeted mine, railroad, and factory workers. By the early 1960s, about 36 percent of all private employees belonged to a labor union. That figure is now 10.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the negotiating ...more »

Trump's promised announcement on labor law unnerves unions
Fresno BeeApril 11, 2017

President Donald Trump shocked organized labor by saying he would soon have an announcement to make about a law that guarantees wage levels for workers on most federally funded construction projects. And since then, the White House has declined to ...more »

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Department of Labor ends outrageous rule permitting union trespassing at non-union job sites
American Thinker (blog)April 29, 2017

Elections have consequences, as President Obama used to enjoy saying. Under President Obama, the Department of Labor in 2013 allowed a serious abuse of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) workplace inspections, turning them into ...more »

Texas Republican Bundles Bills to Protect Kids from Sex Offenders and Labor Unions
PJ MediaApril 29, 2017

State Sen. Jane Nelson began the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature with a clear goal: protect children from rapists and labor unions. As a result, she might have wound up creating proposals that would clear Texas neighborhoods of sex ...more »

House panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unions
Community Impact NewspaperApril 29, 2017

Texas is a “right-to-work” state, so employees are not required to pay union dues or join a labor union. And under current state law, minors can secure most jobs without parental consent, with a few exceptions such as acting jobs in movies and plays or ...more »

Your Views: Unions lift wages and benefits for all workers
Janesville GazetteApril 28, 2017

The Wednesday editorial, “Labor leaders stuck in unions' time capsule,” about Rep. Mark Pocan and organized labor failed to mention a few facts. Labor unions were not formed out of greed but rather need. The union of which I was a member was formed to ...more »

Local labor unions observe “Workers' Memorial Day”
wwlp.comApril 28, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield area labor unions observed “Workers' Memorial Day” on Friday, remembering fellow workers who died on the job over the years. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno signed a “Workers' Memorial Day” proclamation.more »

Wenceslao: Labor unions' woes
Sun.StarApril 28, 2017

With pressure exerted by labor unions, the Philippine Assembly passed a measure declaring May 1 as Araw ng Manggagawa or Labor Day. Since then, the day has traditionally been one for workers to demand higher wages and improved working conditions.more »

Brazilian Labor Unions Stage Nationwide Strike Against Temer's Agenda
BloombergApril 28, 2017

But he added that, if the demonstrations were clearly dominated by labor unions, they would not have much of an impact on the government's plans. The real was little changed against the U.S. dollar in early Friday trading. On Wednesday, the lower house ...more »

Brazil Braces for Nationwide Strike by Nine Labor Unions Today
The Rio TimesApril 28, 2017

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Millions of Brazilians tried to find alternative means to get to work on Friday as nine labor unions called for a nationwide general strike and widespread demonstrations to protest against the social security and labor reforms being ...more »

House sends Onder's PLA bill to governor's desk
The Missouri TimesApril 27, 2017

Bob Onder's SB 182, a bill which would end the current mandate for parties bidding on public works projects to make agreements with labor organizations and unions. Rep. Rob Vescovo handled the bill in the House, and he said the legislation would make ...more »

Labor unions back Erie community college - GoErie.com
GoErie.comApril 27, 2017

Inside the U.E. Local 506 hall in Lawrence Park, Empower Erie co-chair Andre Horton, center, speaks in support of a community college for Erie County on April ...more »

Murray Pitches Revised Soda Tax; Labor Union and Soda Companies Promise to Fight It
TheStranger.comApril 27, 2017

Soda companies and some labor unions are vowing to fight the tax. Jennifer Cue, the CEO of Jones Soda, said she feels Seattle is targeting soda companies when it should instead tax all sugary products, like candy, if it's really trying to decrease ...more »

House panel considers bill requiring parental consent for minors to join unions
Texas TribuneApril 27, 2017

“And I didn't need my parents there to tell me [joining a union] was the right thing to do." A House committee Thursday considered House Bill 1987 by state Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, which would require parental consent for minors to join a labor ...more »

Another restriction on Missouri's labor unions heads to Gov. Greitens; other bills head to House
St. Louis Public RadioApril 27, 2017

Missouri legislators began churning through bills Thursday, including one now headed to Gov. Eric Greitens that bans forcing public works projects to use union workers. Not everything is a done deal, as bills that would establish education savings ...more »

Labor Unions Endorse Jack O'Neill for Philly DA
Philadelphia magazineApril 27, 2017

Eight labor unions have endorsed Jack O'Neill in the race for District Attorney of Philadelphia. O'Neill, a 35-year-old Democrat, joined the race last month at the last possible moment. He's a Philly native who worked for 10 years as an assistant ...more »

Brazil Lawmakers Pass Labor Bill in Bittersweet Victory for Temer
U.S. News & World ReportApril 27, 2017

Approval of the labor bill by the lower house came two days before a national strike and demonstrations called by labor unions and leftist parties to protest Temer's reform program that they say undermines workers' rights to the benefit of business ...more »

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