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The Employer-Based Health Care System is in Crisis
October 15, 2004

For the first time in more than four decades, a majority of Americans working in the private sector no longer receive health care coverage from their employers.  And those that do receive coverage are being forced to pay for an increasing share of it out of their own pockets.  Moreover, as the gap between the coverage between union and non-union workers grows, the competitive advantage of the non-union sector is growing with it – giving non-union employers greater incentive to fight organizing drives.

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Obstacles to Organizing Under the Railway Labor Act
October 15, 2004
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) presents a challenge to workers who wish to organize and collectively bargain.  Yet workers in the airline and railroad industry are subject to an entirely different set of rules and regulations for organizing.  Find out why the Railway Labor Act (RLA) makes the path for forming a union even more difficult than for workers covered by the NLRA.
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How Unions Make Workplaces Safer
October 15, 2004
Unions help to enforce health and safety standards in a number of important ways:

 

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Where Do the 2004 Presidential Candidates Stand on Workers’ Rights?
October 15, 2004

bush_kerry_040301_nh_091404_130435.jpg We examined the positions of 2004 Presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry.  Check out our table of where they stand on workers’ rights.

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Delays in Labor Law
October 15, 2004
In 2005, 50% of the decisions issued by the NLRB in unfair labor practice cases took more than 1,232 days from the filing of the charge to Board decision. The Board decision can be appealed to the federal courts, which typically adds another year before implementation of a remedy. It often takes years before a worker is finally ordered reinstated and awarded back pay.
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