Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Jul 2014 (Page 2)

  • Postal Unions Choose Status Quo over Customer-Friendly Reforms

    Posted on Jul 07, 2014 by Team

    The United States Postal Service (USPS), like many unionized organizations, loses money hand-over-fist and is saddled with unsustainable labor costs. In an effort to increase usage of USPS services and lower labor costs, the Postal Service is placing self-service kiosks in Staples stores. It’s a win for customers and taxpayers: Who could have a problem […]

  • SCOTUS Strikes Down $30 Million SEIU Scheme

    Posted on Jul 01, 2014 by Team

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a major Service Employees International Union (SEIU) scheme to stanch the decline in workforce unionization. The high court ruled that SEIU could not require participants in an Illinois state Medicaid program to pay non-members’ representational fees (agency fees) to SEIU. The deal to unionize so-called “home health care workers”—including […]