By: Russell Facente America could be exiting its period of anti-Union sentiment, during which legislatures enacted “right-to-work” laws and the Supreme Court reduced the power of labor unions in the name of free speech. (Apparently, some fail to see the irony that protecting free speech for the individual can actually reduce the power of their … Continue reading Keep an Eye Out for a Clash of Titans: The Teamsters Union versus Amazon
By FATIMA BADREDDINE Although many Chicago students are probably thrilled to miss school, the teachers’ strike has had a critical impact on low-income families. Many parents have struggled1 to quickly find alternative childcare, which can be expensive. Some parents stayed home on the first day of the strike to care for their children. For example, … Continue reading Why Did It Get So Out-Of-Control?
By Timothy R. Koch In 2002, by a five-to-four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an undocumented worker, Jose Castro—illegally laid off from his minimum-wage job making polyvinylchloride pellets because he participated in an unsuccessful unionization campaign—was not protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc., v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 … Continue reading Beware the Bonbon Eating Immigrants