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Archive: Jan 2021

  • Report Gives Union Members Insight Into 20 Years of Labor Finances

    Posted on Jan 27, 2021 by Team

    This month, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) released a new report that analyzes union financial data between 2000-2019. While OLMS has collected information on union spending annually for years, this report allows members to see overall trends in how unions use their resources — mainly members’ dues dollars.  The country’s major labor unions — […]

  • Biden Admin Wastes No Time Capitulating to Union Interests

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Team

    Yesterday, Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. He wasted no time capitulating to some of his biggest supporters — labor unions. After taking office, President Biden immediately threatened to fire National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb. In an unprecedented move, Robb was given the […]

  • New DOL Rule Gives Workers a Say in How They Earn a Living

    Posted on Jan 11, 2021 by Team

    The Department of Labor (DOL) rang in the New Year by finalizing a rule on independent contractor classification. The rule provides another way forward for freelancers after California’s disastrous AB 5 law decimated the incomes of hundreds of thousands of independent contractors in the state. Unlike AB 5, the new DOL rule doesn’t assume that […]