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Employee Has a Right to Wear ‘Slave’ T-Shirt to Work

An administrative law judge held on Aug. 14 that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by disciplining a worker for wearing a t-shirt to work that said “Slave.”   “Slave” Sent Home Mark Gluch was working as an equipment operator at the Alma Products Company, which manufactures automotive components at a plant in Alma, Mich. Workers at the plant had first created the shirts, which featured the word “Slave,” a ball and chain, and the employee’s time clock …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
New Owners of Nursing Home Can’t Discriminate Against Union

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Apr. 5 ruled that the new owners of a Pennsylvania nursing home must recognize and bargain with a union that began representing employees at the home when it was owned by the county.   Not Into the Unions Privately-owned Grane Healthcare Co. bought the nursing home from Cambria County in 2010. Employees at the home had previously organized under two recognized unions: the nurses under the Service Employees International Union, and the …

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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 2 years ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
NLRB to Rule on NYC School Bus Drivers’ Strike

As the bus drivers’ strike in New York City rolls into its third week, the National Labor Relations Board is preparing to release a decision in the contentious case that has locked down buses that take 150,000 children to public schools in the city every day.    ‘My Name’s Mike, and That’s between Y’all’ The strike started on Jan. 16 in response to plans by the city to rebid its contracts with school bus companies – contracts that Mayor Michael …

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