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In a Major Ruling, Grad Students Win the Right to Unionize at Private Universities

The National Labor Relations Board announced that a previous ruling—that graduate workers were not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students—was flawed.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Employers Can’t Require You to Be Happy, Uncle Sam Says

In a victory for free speech, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees of T-Mobile do not have to maintain what the company called a “positive work environment” at all times.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE



College Football Labor Unrest Threatens University Profit Model

Last week, a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board became the first government agency to officially acknowledge what everyone in the country outside the NCAA already knew: College athletes are cheap labor for a $16 billion business disguised as a nonprofit educational enterprise.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE



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Let’s Call It Wal-Mart’s ‘Black Eye Friday’

Labor activists are gearing up for Black Friday protests at 1,500 Wal-Mart locations, trying to pick up some momentum from two miscues by the retail giant.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE


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Colbert Skewers Ploy Against Unions

Pseudo-pundit Stephen Colbert uses his nightly “The Word” segment to satirize labor relations.  The word is solidarity, “as in me and all my management buddies are in solidarity about hating unions.”

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