Because of these new techniques, more and more organizing can be done by unions without face-to-face contact with employees. That could make it easier for unions to “meet with” many more employees in a shorter period of time and more effectively. To persuade employees to sign authorization cards who become star struck by the union’s glossy and upbeat electronic organizing tools. Employers should consider taking a preventive approach and informing their employees about these organizing techniques and cautioning employees not to be persuaded by glossy, upbeat organizing tools. … [Read more...] about Labor Unions Use Technology to Grow and Maintain Membership
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Greg Hoberock, an industrial contractor and president of Missourians for Freedom to Work, said he routinely sees "help wanted" signs offering $8 or $9 per hour in Missouri, but in right-to-work Texas, he sees higher wages. The difference, he said, is that right-to-work attracts job opportunities and creates demand for labor. … [Read more...] about Could Missouri’s right-to-work vote be a ‘turnaround’ for labor? Unions hope so.
President Donald J. Trump met on January 23 with several union leaders and employees in the construction and sheet metal industries, according to Politico. Unions represented at the meeting include the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Laborers’ International Union of North America, United Association (which represents plumbers, fitters, welders, and service techs), and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation. … [Read more...] about Trump Reaches Out to Labor Unions
That’s not to say the union doesn’t have its vulnerabilities. A surprising one is automation, as restaurants buy more pre-cut foods rather than rely on line cooks, and casinos experiment with drink orders placed over iPads right at the slots. That’s a particular concern to Stewart-Cariaga, who’s made a living handling drink orders for 26 years. … [Read more...] about The Las Vegas Union That Learned To Beat The House
Even before the plan was announced, it was met with skepticism among lawmakers and labor unions. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said members of both parties in Congress had pushed back against Trump's proposals "to drastically gut investments in education, health care, and workers — and he should expect the same result for this latest attempt to make government work worse for the people it serves." … [Read more...] about White House Proposes Merging Education, Labor