Firing Workers for Off-the-Job Protests

Organizing Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans      A small notice in an email caught my eye.  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) attorney in a newly released guidance letter wanted to make sure that employers knew that it was alright to fire workers who are involved in advocating for …

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Unions are Feeling the Love, While Weaker

Labor Organizing Organizing Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     Even here along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River, the temperature has edged down a couple of degrees, signaling Labor Day’s arrival.  In my time this meant school was starting and no matter what the thermometer read, it was fall, doggone it, and …

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Want More Overtime? Raise Pay in the South and in Retail!

Citizen Wealth Labor Organizing

Little Rock       The Department of Labor has issued its revised rulemaking proposal on overtime eligibility for nonexempt workers.  A federal judge in Texas had halted the Obama administration’s efforts to move the number from $23,660 to double that amount at $47,476 annually.  Instead, the current proposal would move the number to $35,308 based on 2017 …

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