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Tag Archive: Wal-Mart

  • “Workers’ Centers” Don’t Have a Loophole for All the Laws

    Posted on Mar 26, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Organized labor’s newest tactics — recently endorsed by the AFL-CIO — are so-called “New Models of Worker Representation” outside the framework of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Both those laws place restrictions on labor unions to ensure that they actually have majority support of the workers they […]

  • NLRB Gives “Alt-Labor” A Free Pass with Wal-Mart Decision

    Posted on Jan 31, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) must have carefully read Josh Eidelson’s article on “Alt-Labor” to learn that if it wants to help save unions, it needs to help out “worker centers.” The NLRB issued a news release today explaining its decision to hold in abeyance Wal-Mart’s charge that the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) committed an unfair […]

  • The Wal-Mart Not-Strike by the Not-Labor Union

    Posted on Nov 26, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    If you went to a Wal-Mart this weekend, chances are that you had more trouble getting to the best deals thanks to obstructions from your fellow shoppers, not because of a much-ballyhooed, but little-attended labor action. It turns out that the proposed strike, walkout, protest — whatever you want to call it — really didn’t amount to anything. And even if […]