Law and Order Returns to Labor Relations

One reason why the share of American workers in unions has been declining for half a century or thereabouts is that when employers violate the law by firing pro-union employees to later unionization campaigns, the legal process that follows takes so long that by the time it’s settled, the unionization campaign is usually just a … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

Jorts the Cat vs. Scabby the Rat: Rising Labor Movement Needs New Mascots

Preparing to support some workers going on strike last month, Courtney John, a parks and recreation worker in the Minneapolis area, designed her picket line closet. On it was an image of a chunky, ginger-haired fellow who has become one of organized labor’s biggest cheerleaders. He isn’t a member of any union himself. Technically, he … Read more

Mass Senate staffers. recall union push and eye law change – NBC Boston

Massachusetts Senate staffers trying to unionize their ranks are still awaiting a response from Senate Speaker Karen Spilka and are considering a law change that may be necessary to unionize a group of legislative workers. The Senate Assistants Group announced their intention to unionize with IBEW Local 2222 on Monday, after the IBEW delivered a … Read more