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The 2007 Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work
September 11, 2007

ldl07cover125.jpg The 2007 Labor Day List features partnerships between successful employers and their employees’ unions that both meet the needs and rights of workers and fulfill business objectives. The practices of the employers we profile buck the current “race to the bottom” trend and eschew hostile labor-management relations. These innovative employers demonstrate there are alternative models which fulfill the needs of their shareholders, employees, and valued customers.

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Neither Free Nor Fair
August 08, 2007

free-fair-100.jpg Neither Free Nor Fair: The Subversion of Democracy Under NLRB Elections contrasts what NLRB elections look like in the real world with what happens in elections for public office.  

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Checking Out: The Rise of Wal-Mart and the Fall of Middle Class Retailing Jobs
April 30, 2007

Erin Johansson examines the labor standards at Wal-Mart, including the poor compensation, difficult working conditions, and most importantly, the company’s ability to remain union-free, which is primarily the result of a companywide strategy to prevent and quash union efforts.  Checking Out illustrates the devastating toll on workers and their communities as wages and benefits are slashed and once secure jobs are lost; the retail giant threatens to wipe out middle-class jobs and the American dream as we know it.

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The 2006 Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work
August 30, 2006

cover125.jpg The 2006 Labor Day List features partnerships between successful employers and their employees’ unions that both meet the needs and rights of workers and fulfill business objectives. The practices of the employers we profile buck the current “race to the bottom” trend and eschew hostile labor-management relations. These innovative employers demonstrate there are alternative models which fulfill the needs of their shareholders, employees, and valued customers.

» Check out the 2006 List.
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Allies in Action Supporting Workers: National Council of La Raza
May 23, 2006

In May 2005, NCLR announced that it would not hold its 2006 Annual Conference in Los Angeles because the workers needed its help. Janet Murguia, NCLR Presidnet and CEO, explained, “It would be inconsistent with who we are and what we do as an organization to hold a large event in the city while these negotiations are under way. We hope that these labor issues will be resolved in a way which serves the needs of the workers and the industry. When that happens, we’d be delighted to investigate the possibility of returning.”

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