Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.
In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.
A state appeals court is urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take a case brought by two unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker’s law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.
Unions challenging Gov. Scott Walker’s law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers have asked a court to stop the state from implementing portions of the law found to be unconstitutional.
Wisconsin union officials questioned Caterpillar Inc.’s plans to temporarily lay off up to 300 workers in the Milwaukee area after the company’s CEO called for more visas for foreign engineers and a path to legal status for workers who entered the country illegally .
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will not ask the Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider putting on hold a lower court’s ruling that threw out major portions of the law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public unions.
A Wisconsin appeals court has refused to put on hold a judge’s decision repealing major parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers.
Federal employee labor unions are trying to soften the blow for more than 1 million government workers who might be forced to take unpaid time off if mandatory budget cuts kick in this week.
Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving economy.
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights in a decision hailed by Republicans but not undoing a state court ruling keeping much of the law from being in effect.