The equipment lender Sunbelt Rentals is pushing back against a federal attempt to force it back to the bargaining table with a Wisconsin labor union.Read More »
The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday released a final rule that could help construction companies that hire subcontractors avoid liability under federal labor law, a decision union critics say will shield some employers from accountability.Read More »
Federal officials filed an injunction last week to force the equipment-rental company Sunbelt Rentals into labor negotiations after it had fired employees who had led a unionization drive at its Franksville office this past summer.Read More »
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 unfurled banners and an inflatable “fat cat” figure Tuesday in a dispute with the Franksville office of equipment rental firm Sunbelt Rentals, which union officials say has refused to negotiate with workers who want to unionize.Read More »
In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation's labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits.
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Although a recent landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board stemmed from a complaint involving workers at a recycling plant, construction officials say it could easily throw a wrench into relations between general contractors and subs.Read More »