Unionbusting 2.0
May 05, 2008

eyelogo75.jpg As more jobs stray from the traditional 9 to 5 office scenario, employee discussions over lunch in the break room are becoming a thing of the past.  Email has in many ways filled that gap, enabling employees to communicate about issues of common interest. 

But at Uloop, a social networking site aimed at college students, workers were fired 20 minutes after they first discussed forming a union on the company’s online message boards. 

The employees filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that their termination was illegal because their communication was protected by labor law.  This charge will likely be a test of the precedent-setting Register-Guard case, where the Labor Board denied protections for employees who email each other about union-related issues, failing to recognize technological advancements in workplace communication.  

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Five Fast Facts on Richard Berman

 

3/11/08— Richard Berman doesn't care about your kids, your health, your workplace, or your schools.  He cares about money. Period.  Attacking unions is one of his latest money-making enterprises.

 

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Tell Your Senators to Protect Public Safety

 

5/12/08The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (S. 2123) would ensure that tens of thousands of firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service personnel have the opportunity to meet with local officials to discuss their jobs and how best to protect the public.

 

 

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The Employee Free Choice Act

Employee Free Choice ActA growing, bipartisan coalition of policymakers supports the Employee Free Choice Act, federal legislation that would ensure workers have a free choice and a fair chance to form a union.  Learn more about the Employee Free Choice Act.


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Featured Unionbuster: Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

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NLRB Elections Neither Free Nor Fair

American Rights at Work releases a new report detailing the strategies - both legal and illegal - that typically comprise employers' efforts to deny their workers' rights to form unions and collectively bargain.  Read more about this report.


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