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Posted 1 year 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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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
‘Loss Prevention’ Isn’t About Saving Your Job

Things can change fast at your job, but one thing hasn’t changed much over the years: employers’ use of “loss prevention” strategies to monitor, prevent, and punish internal theft and fraud. If your employer’s loss prevention department or rep comes knocking, there are some time-tested ways for employees to respond.   Not Your Friend “If you are called into a meeting with loss prevention, that’s a meeting where you need to be very aware that you are being accused of …

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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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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Philly Security Guards Protest Wage Theft by Employer

Five protestors were arrested last week in Philadelphia for blocking traffic in an effort to call attention to a crime that is a menace to hourly workers nationwide: wage theft. Wage theft can refer to any number of ways in which an employer shorts employees on the pay they are legally entitled to, be it by paying less than minimum wage, not paying overtime, making people work off the clock, dipping into tips or refusing to pay last wages for workers …

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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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