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October 2020 Critical Fights in Complex Times

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  • The Truth About the Butch Lewis Act

    Over the past couple of months, you should have received information about yet another attack on our pension fund. These postcards, phone calls, and emails from the union urged members to contact their senators to voice their disapproval of the …

  • House of Representatives to Pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act

    In the coming weeks, the United States House of Representative is expected to pass the most labor-friendly legislation to have come through in many years – the PRO Act. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) indicated that the Protecting the …

  • After Illinois Ban on Local “Right-to-Work” Laws, Supreme Court Boots Union Busters

    This morning, the United States Supreme Court ordered dismissal of an Illinois case that union busters hoped to use to allow local governments to pass “right-to-work” laws across the nation. Local 150 and three other unions filed a lawsuit against …

  • Under New Leadership, Labor Board Shifts Preference to Employers

      The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency with the power to protect employees’ right to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency can also prevent and remedy unfair …

  • TODAY IS MAY DAY!

    May Day is a day to celebrate the working class and recall the many decades of struggle for workers’ rights. A struggle which, as unions know, has not ceased. Around the world, May Day has come to be known as …

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