Last week, managers at the Nissan manufacturing plant in Canton, Mississippi, pulled workers off the floor and into large group meetings. Using slides to make their case, they tried to show employees all the bad things that can happen after unionizing.“They’re telling you you’re gonna lose...
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With the State of Illinois finally having a new budget for the first time in two years, the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute evaluated the economic research on policy measures currently under consideration by state lawmakers. The full report is available here:...Read more
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that defines a "joint-employer." The informal guidance was similar to a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling now being challenged in court, but impacted different laws. NLRB considers a company jointly liable for its contractors' compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, which gives employees the right...Read more
The grand economic experiment on the prairie has ended. Kansas’ Republican-held Legislature delivered a stunning defeat to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday, voting to demolish his massive tax cut that led to massive budget shortfalls and sent Kansas into a political tailspin. article The Labor Paper has covered this issue extensively....Read more
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