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Union Civil Wars and EFCA

The NY Times recently ran a story about internal union squabbles, which are hindering organized labor from achieving its political goals. The high profile dispute is between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).  The NUHW broke off from the SEIU and is now trying to take over several bargaining units formerly … Continue Reading

Labor Groups Hail Sotomayor Nomination

Judging from organized labor’s reaction, Judge Sotomayor may be a pro-labor justice if her appointment is confirmed by the Senate.  "Judge Sotomayor is a sound, progressive judge who is blessed with a brilliant legal mind," said United Steelworkers President Leo W. Gerard.  Praising her nomination, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney says Sotomayor possesses a “direct and … Continue Reading

Let the Fireworks Begin! EFCA Introduced in Congress

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will amend the National Labor Relations Act to make it easier for unions to organize, was introduced in Congress yesterday.  Separaste bills were introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Education and … Continue Reading
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