Category Archives: Collective Rights

NLRB Gives Up On Poster Rule

More than two years ago, the National Labor Relations Board created a poster and required all employers under its jurisdiction to post it.  The poster gave employees a comprehensive recap of their rights, including the right to form unions, to communicate with each other about terms and conditions of employment, and to be free of...
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Hostess Diversion of Pension Money Caused Strike, Death of Company

The demise of the Hostess company, leaving Twinkies’ future in doubt, was widely blamed on the bakers’ union’s strike.  The real story is more complicated. The bakers union agreed that their 2010 wage increase of 30 cents per hour would be almost completely devoted to pension contributions.  So they took a two cent raise, and the...
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