Workers’ rights are human rights. They don’t come from laws — they come from being human. In the Workers Rights section, we report on the right to organize and bargain collectively, the right to a decent standard of living, and the right to be treated fairly and with dignity.
A Supreme Court ruling that ‘fair share’ fees are unconstitutional is likely 6 to 13 months away.
The bill would erode the 40-hour work week by making it cheaper for employers to require long hours.
A new complaint says a contractor, Veolia North America, broke federal labor law.
The lawsuit against Portland Specialty Baking will still go forward.
Iowa strips public worker collective bargaining rights, but right-to-work fails in New Hampshire.
Missouri follows close on the heels of Kentucky, and a right-to-work bill in Congress would bar any requirement to pay union dues nationwide.
Tiernan, former chair of the Oregon Republican Party, is a labor relations consultant who helped rid a Berkeley grocery of its union.
Kentucky on Jan. 7 became the 27th “right to work” state. Missouri will be next, and maybe even New Hampshire.
A vocal leader of the campaign to unionize the Burgerville fast food chain has been suspended without pay since Jan. 6 — ostensibly for failing to pay 70 cents for a bagel and cream cheese.
The three-year legal saga of a local union-busting paint contractor shows how weak U.S. labor law can be.