Unions, HR, & The Free Choice Discussion


Brief History of Unions. In 1935, the NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) was passed as federal law in the United States in an effort to protect the rights of workers in the private sector, thus allowing the formation of unions, to protect employees as a group. By the mid- 1950′s, unions peaked at a 35% presence in the private sector. By 2007, union domination declined to a mere 7% membership in the private sector, but still a substantial 36% in the public sector.

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You have the Right to Work – and not pay union dues in Michigan


He wrote: “Michigan businesses will realize greater efficiency and higher potential profits while partnering with a world-class workforce that will be free to decide whether union membership is right for them.” ” George Will described the passage of the law as a watershed moment for Michigan , “the state with the fifth-highest rate of unionization ( 17.5?percent Michigan Right to Work law creates controversy. Last week, Michigan became the 24th U.S.


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Say What?: A Legal Terminology Guide


For example, in Pennsylvania a Writ of Summons does nothing more than inform the defendant (or defendants) that the plaintiff intends to file a lawsuit against them and does not state the alleged wrongs committed. For example, if you have an office in Pennsylvania, you most likely can’t be sued in Utah, if you don’t do business in Utah. In right to work states, an employee may work for an employer and decide if he or she would like to join a union. Discovery? Deposition?

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6 Reasons Investing in Employee Health Is Worth It


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. Employees make a company’s growth and prosperity possible. Great workers are powerful, but they’re also human. As much as a person might want to perform their best every day, sometimes life interferes in the form of sickness, chronic stress or an unforeseen emergency. Though health struggles may be a part of life, employers can help their employees manage and prevent them.

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Impact of NFL’s Potential New Policy on Tattoos

Careers Done Write

The ACLU and players’ unions would surely step in on this issue. An annual survey from the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania stated that 61% of HR managers responded that a tattoo would reduce a job applicant’s chances of hire. Bruce Feldman of CBS tweeted, “Spoke w longtime NFL personnel man who said in wake of Aaron Hernandez teams may use police experts to check prospects’ tattoos.”

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Hanover, Pennsylvania. Question 5: What rights does a union member have to question a decision to end his or her employment? As a member of the teachers’ union, I worked for a public school district for over 15 years, during which time I built up a lot of seniority. Then I applied for a job in the same district, but as part of a different union. The Short Answer is “Your union contract – or both of them – is the place to look.”

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How to Make Yourself More Marketable

Ms. Career Girl

There are tons of programs in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. In a recent article for The Times Union , employers in Upstate New York lamented the lack of communication skills in their recent crops of applicants. Rumor has it that once upon a time finding a job was about picking the company for which you most wanted to work. That’s what my parents say, anyway. Today we job seekers are facing the exact opposite scenario.

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Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

One unsettling likely reality is that blue-collar workers may never again enjoy the job security and prosperity they had in the mid-20th century, when unions were strong and industry giants like American automakers reigned supreme. Stronger union protections would help to reverse the trend of declining benefits and job security in working-class occupations in service and manufacturing, he added. While parts of the U.S.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. As a general matter, unless you are covered by a union contract or a personal employment contract, your “at will” status means that your employer can reduce your work hours – even to part time. Question 1: Is it legal to downgrade my performance review based on unfounded accusations? The incident in question happened a long time ago, and was just mentioned in a recent review. Is it legal or appropriate to include this unfounded accusation?

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Top 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Job Seekers and Recruiters


Job Career HR human resources recruiters executives managers consultants US Europe UK United Kingdom India Canada Australia Netherlands France Italy Germany Belgium Spain Denmark New Zealand Asia Pacific California New York Texas Florida Illinois Massachusetts New Jersey Pennsylvania Ohio USA. More popular spots where job seekers and recruiters are meeting up on LinkedIn. Not sure how or why to use LinkedIn Groups on your job search?

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