PSLabor News

PSLabor News

United Teachers Los Angeles has called a strike as early as Thursday to press the district of 600,000 students to spend part of reserves to reduce class size, hire more teachers. Read Story
Adjunct faculty and lecturers are pursuing a neutral party, in-house vote on unionization because under the Trump-era National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the customary path to unionization will likely endanger our very right to unionize.  A precedent for a non-NLRB approach has recently been set by the laudable decision of Georgetown University and its graduate students to conduct a union election overseen by the American Arbitration Association. Graduate students’ right to unionize is also threatened by the current NLRB.       Here is why we are opting for an in-house vote:  Due to recent Trump administration appointees to the NLRB, the Board is actively dismantling labor protections and rulings expanding union rights.    Going through the NLRB would likely result in the overturning of pro-worker rulings by the Obama-era NLRB, including rulings protecting the rights of faculty at religious affiliated universities to unionize. For example, the overturn  of the Pacific Lutheran University NLRB ruling, which affirms the right of religious affiliated universities to unionize, would impede our ability to ever unionize under the NLRB and jeopardize the unions that our colleagues have formed at Georgetown and Fordham.    Beyond this, the NLRB process can be lengthy and contentious. An in-house union election would allow Santa Clara faculty and administration to have a speedy and collegial process to uphold our right to unionize.   Ultimately, an in-house vote would allow SCU to stay true to its Jesuit values by partnering with faculty rather than rely on the NLRB, whose members are Presidentially appointed, and whose composition presently reflects the current President of the United States’ views on organized labor.  We are committed to pursuing a neutral party, in-house vote on unionization. The traditional NLRB route is simply not a viable option in this political climate. An in-house vote is the only route that will allow adjunct faculty and lectures to decide on unionization without endangering the union rights of faculty across the country. Santa Clara has the opportunity to be a leader among Jesuit universities and chart a just path forward. Read Story
Employment law updates on minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other labor updates in Michigan, Illinois, California, New York, DC, and at the Federal level. Read Story
The Nigerian Labour Congress has threatened to embark on a nationwide protest, if the government fails to submit the new national minimum wage bill to the National Assembly. Labour unions are demanding U.S.$83, while private employers and some state governors propose U.S.$69. Read Story
Recent DC Circuit decision leaves the future of joint employment in doubt and is yet another reminder that employers must remain vigilant on joint employment. Read Story
Wright State's faculty union plans to file a strike notice Monday. Read Story
L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner made his case against a teachers' strike Sunday in three churches. Teachers, meanwhile, gathered at a church across the street from union headquarters to stock up on protest signs and prepare for the walkout. Read Story
Top issues at NLRB for 2019 including the “Ambush Election Rule”, The Joint-Employer Rule and unfinished business from the Peter Robb Memo. Read Story
On Sunday night Wright State University President Cheryl Schrader responded to the faculty union's announcement that they would file to strike. Read Story
Around 80 flights were expected to be canceled during a four-hour strike at Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports. The airports have warned of "severe disruption" to passengers' travel plans. Read Story
Teachers in L.A. may strike on Jan. 10. If they do, their action will come nearly a year after teachers in West Virginia walked out, sparking strikes elsewhere. The situation in L.A. is quite different — starting with the state of the teachers union and district. Read Story
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Renco Group Inc. will voluntarily pay more than $78 million to the Steelworkers Pension Trust without a court order, the company told a federal judge. Read Story
Union-friendly “Democratic socialist” Lee Carter said he hopes the threat of unions closing down schools will lead to more spending.Carter, who also introduced a bill repealing Virgini…... Read Story
Two separate unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Spain have called three strike days in January 2019... Read Story
Ten central trade unions have also called for a nationwide general strike on 8 and 9 January... Read Story