Tag Archives: National Labor Relations Act


Posted 12 months ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
Hostess Brands CEO’s Remarks Hint at Anti-Union Bias

In hindsight, it probably wasn’t helpful for the CEO who recently bought Hostess’ most iconic brands to tell the Wall Street Journal that he did not “expect to be involved in the union going forward.” C. Dean Metropoulos, head of the reborn Hostess Brands LLC, may very well still not expect to have to bargain with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, whose work stoppage led to the liquidation of Hostess Brands, Inc. last year. But …

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Should Unions Be Able to Require Membership? [Poll]

The ACLU is challenging Michigan’s “right to work” law. The statute (which does not focus on guaranteeing employment) is about labor unions. It prohibits agreements between employers and labor union officials that require employees to join a union or pay membership dues. Some argue it simply allows workers to opt out of unions. Others believe it weakens unions, taking away bargaining power for better wages and working conditions, ultimately hurting working people. Follow our Lawyers.com coverage and take our poll …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Right to Work Law Challenged in Michigan

The ACLU is trying to dismantle a “right to work” law passed in Michigan in December, saying people were locked out of the capitol while the measure was debated.    Locked Out, Voters Go to Courthouse The lock-out violates transparency laws and invalidates the controversial bill’s passage, according to a lawsuit filed in December by the ACLU on behalf of a journalist, unions, legislators and voters. When first filed, the lawsuit forced the Michigan Legislature to open its doors back …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Video by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Job & The Law’ Newsletter

Obesity Now Considered a Workplace Disability When the Americans with Disabilities Act was originally created, obesity was considered a disability only when due to an underlying physiological disorder such as diabetes. Today, any type of obesity is considered a disability, meaning obese employees have new rights in the workplace and cannot be discriminated against because of their weight. Find Out More…   Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online? [Video] You have the right to call your employer names on Facebook, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Larry Bodine  
[VIDEO] Can You Badmouth Your Boss Online?

You have the right to call your employer an obscenity on Facebook, thanks to the National Labor Relations Act, which has been protecting the rights of workers since 1935, according to Larry Bodine, Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com. “I think you’ll be surprised how extensive your rights are,” Bodine says. Get the free Labor & Employment Law Newsletter. Subscribe Today New decisions under the law say you can publicly call your boss a swear word on Facebook so long as …

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