How Unions Are Skewing FLSA Changes to Win Organizing Campaigns

Blogging4jobs

Everyone is a publisher, myself included and especially union organizations who are looking to take advantage of workplace uncertainty. Micro Unions Role in Union Organizing. And the unions have already began their employee campaigns.

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How Delta Airlines De-Unionized 17,000 Employees.

HR Capitalist

Something I missed years ago that serves as an interesting lesson in union organizing, incentives, profit sharing and more follows. Northwest was heavily unionized, but at Delta, only the pilots and flight dispatchers belonged to labor organizations.

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How Labor Relations Impacts HR Even If You are Union Free

Blogging4jobs

The place I work doesn’t even have a union, how is going to affect me ? You think that it doesn’t because your organization participates in union avoidance activities or are anti-union. Looking at Current Labor Union Case Studies & Examples.

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If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.I'd d rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

Unions and the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Blogging4jobs

The UAW loss of their union representation election at Volkswagen made national headlines a couple of weeks ago. There are always two sides in a fight over union representation, those who support the union; and those who are against it. Where do you stand on unions? .

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Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Blogging4jobs

Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day. Unions are faced with declining membership, and are turning to social media to promote issues, for organizing and for member outreach. Here are some the methods that labor unions have been using recently.

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The State of the Unions in the United States

Blogging4jobs

Series Explores How Unions Lost Their Way. The Washington Examiner just a week long series examining the role of unions in the United States and asks the question “Are unions obsolete?” Chapter II: Unions and the Democratic Party.

Unions, HR, & The Free Choice Discussion

Blogging4jobs

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. Why unions?

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The NLRB: Now Extracting Ransom (for Unions) From An Employer Near You.

HR Capitalist

The National Labor Relations Board, traditionally in place to ensure union elections go according to the law and to sort through claims of unfair labor practices from both unions, employees and employers alike, is now in the ransom business. The union then asked the labor board to withdraw the case.". The NLRB took action to tie up Boeing from opening a new plant in a non-union state. The claim existed until the union got a new contract. Winner: The union.

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

Blogging4jobs

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.” Michigan Right to Work law creates controversy.

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.I'd d rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

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How Unions Are Using Mobile Messaging to Reach Your Employees

Blogging4jobs

This is the second in a union organizing and communication series. Click here to read the first article and check out our webinar on how unions are using social media to communicate to your employees. . Now, I realize that union membership is declining having fallen 11.8%

Don’t Let it Get This Bad: Union Protestors Attack Air France Executives

Blogging4jobs

Secretary General of the CGT Union, Philippe Martinez, was quoted in the Guardian as saying, “For several years now, successive heads of Air France have suggested rescue plans … each time, it’s a bottomless pit with the same suggestions. They plan to shed almost 3000 jobs by next year — as many as 8000 when all is said and done — and increase pilots’ working hours, and they’ve failed to get the labour unions on side: it’s too much, too soon, and perhaps even too late.

RARE: The Capitalist Says This Union Member Deserves Better Treatment From Management.

HR Capitalist

This union member deserves better treatment. Troy, you need a better union steward. The NFL has the right to do this under your union contract. We need a union. Once the union's in? I know. Hang out long enough and you''ll see anything.

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CAPITALIST PODCAST: The Unionization of College Athletics?

HR Capitalist

Podcast time folks - Some smart kids at Northwestern are making a run at unionizing college athletics, and I had Seth Borden , Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in NYC, join me on The CYA Report (my podcast over at Fistful of Talent), to break down all the union organizing/NLRB issues involved. Takes me back to my roots as an HR leader helping companies remain union free. You college football kids want a union and want to be employees?

Why HR Should Care About Student Athletes’ Right to Unionize

Blogging4jobs

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), ruled in favor of Northwestern football players to be as employees rather than student-athletes, and that they can form a union. It would be easy for us as HR professionals to sit on the sidelines and wait for things to settle, especially if you are not in an industry or firm that deals with unions regularly or in the education sector.

If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

I'd rip a page from the player's unions in the major sports leagues and focus my bargaining on the establishment of a salary cap. Of course, membership drives for my union would be challenged - mainly because the majority of workers in America have no interest in that kind of risk, or at least see little value in the upside. Which means I'd have to attempt to unionize high performers and Linchpins only.

Why You Hope Employees Use Email to Attempt Union Organizing.

HR Capitalist

Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use their employer''s email system for the purposes of union organizing. Otherwise, employers may not raise objections or otherwise prevent workers from using the system to disseminate union-related materials. First, most union organizing has to be conducted in the shadows. Did you hear?

Here's Your Annual Post On Everything That's Wrong With Unions.

HR Capitalist

The Congress Plaza Hotel on Grant Park in Chicago had a union strike start ten years ago. The strike, which the union called the longest hotel strike in history, was started in 2003 after hotel owner Albert Nasser pulled out of an agreement with the union and demanded wage cuts.

The Strange Reason Walmart Hired a Defense Contractor

Evil HR Lady

Turns out that Lockheed Martin, has a division that does intelligence gathering , and Walmart hired them to gather data on pro-union employees and activists. Walmart has made no secret that they oppose the unionization of their employees.

YOUR EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS ARGUMENT IS INVALID: Apple Retail Stores and Union Drives.

HR Capitalist

Yes, it's true: Apple is now dealing with union organizing in its award-winning retail stores. The core issues definitely involve compensation, pay, benefits," Moll said, adding that he decided to go public with the union to encourage other employees to come forward.

3 Reasons the NLRB's New App to Promote Union Organizing Will Fail.

HR Capitalist

Union organizing - there''s an app for that. It''s true.

Trade Unions 101

Career Rocketeer

So, what is a trade union? Trade unions are somewhat similar to the trade guilds of Medieval times, and indeed this is where the concept started.

Are Employers Listening? Twitter Hash Tags in Support of Raising #MinimumWage

Blogging4jobs

This is a three post series discussing union communication, awareness and organization strategies. Watch our free webinar for more information on how unions are using social media. . Union negotiation was never fun, glamorous or pretty. Union membership declined 11.8%

Friday Five: Gigs, Games and Your Brain On Apps

Blogging4jobs

In Quest To Organize Gig Economy Workers, Unions Sometimes Clash. Because the gig and part time economies offer little protections for workers, union, guilds and associations have become an increasingly popular solution. HR Gamification gig economy HR tech LinkedIn snapchat tech union

The Joy of Unions

Evil HR Lady

My brother-in-law works for a unionized company and has for 2 years now. It's called bumping and it happens all the time in a unionized workforce. How the process works is spelled out in the union contract. This is one of the many reasons I don't care for unions. Hope the guy doesn't get a driver's license in time or ask the union rep if there is someone below him that he can bump.

The Joy of Unions

Evil HR Lady

My brother-in-law works for a unionized company and has for 2 years now. It's called bumping and it happens all the time in a unionized workforce. How the process works is spelled out in the union contract. This is one of the many reasons I don't care for unions. Hope the guy doesn't get a driver's license in time or ask the union rep if there is someone below him that he can bump.

Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar Drivers Vote to Form Union in Seattle

Blogging4jobs

The Seattle Times is reporting that about 200 drivers with assistance from the Teamsters union have voted to form an association called the App Based Driver Association. The association and its advocating organization, Teamsters Local Union 117, have said that Uber in particular has bumped drivers off without a fair firing process. Uber drivers form union amid city concerns over ride-share service s.

20 Ways of How NOT to Ask for Pay Increase

Catherines Career Corner

Explore 20 ways of how not to ask for pay increase from your boss at work. If you want to supercharge your pay or you think you are due for an increase in pay, it is vital that you know what to say and not say as well as how to ask. Knowing how to [.]. Author information. Catherine Adenle. Founder at Catherine's Career Corner. Founder, Catherine's Career Corner. The career site empowering and inspiring ambitious candidates of all ages and professions to thrive and work smarter on their careers.

7 Tips to Avoid Losing Your Shirt (a la Air France Execs) Over Layoffs

Evil HR Lady

Angry union protestors ripped off two Air France managers’ shirts after Air France announced the proposed layoffs of about 3000 workers. French unions like to protest things loudly. This is exactly the type of scene you want to avoid if you are in the unfortunate position of announcing your own layoffs. Here’s how to lessen your chances of violence when letting people go. Don’t do business in France. Okay, that’s pretty ridiculous, but culture matters a lot.

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The Skinny on Big Data & Unions #BigDataHR

Blogging4jobs

Unions use information from annual reports and many other financial sources to develop dossiers on companies, including information on the stuff like executive perks and compensation. There are “how to” tutorials available on YouTube that show union business agents how to use Facebook to scrape employee names and emails in order to contact employees about joining the union. Union Reports and Constitutions and Bylaws.

Employee Engagement and Union Engagement

David Zinger

Employee Engagement: “You don’t get me I am part of the union.&#. The subtitle of this post has a line from the chorus of the song, Part of the Union. Work in union with each other. Engagement for all.

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

It gets worse: Union Pacific Railroad and Scott’s Miracle-Gro fertilizer producer refuse to even hire smokers. And Union Pacific offers free fitness club access. Cigarette smoking is bad for your career?

my boss loaned me money and now insists I repay it all immediately, union membership on a resume, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I put union membership on my resume? I am a union member, but I am not sure whether to include this information on my resume or CV. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I don’t want my boss to hire another person to do the same work as me. I am a PhD who works in an analytical role that requires a lot of special training and expertise. I’ve been at my current job for 1.5 years, and my boss seems really happy with me.

What President Obama’s State of the Union Address Means for Jobs in America – Now and in the Future

Career Realism

After President Obama’s State of the Union Address the other night, it should be clear to you things have changed in America. The realities of the good and bad of it as it relates to employment in general and specifically federal employment follow. There are 7 main points I’ll cover. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Job Search career advice CAREEREALISM expert federal jobs future question

The NLRB is Changing the HR Game in April

Blogging4jobs

The National Labor Relations Board is changing the way they administer labor union certification elections. This is going to have a huge impact on HR by greatly increasing the odds that you will experience a union election in the next 12 months. Say hello to EFCA Lite.

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Do You Know Who is Using Your Email at Work?

Blogging4jobs

Email is not typically considered to be a front-line avenue into your workplace that could be used by outsiders for activities such as union organizing. Union Solicitation and Workplace Disruption. “Just drop me an email, and I’ll get right back to you on that.”

Ep 25 – How to Balance Employee Relations with Mike Vandervort

Blogging4jobs

Maybe it’s a situation where employee vacation pay is incorrectly calculated on the most recent paychecks or you are involved in a union voting situation at your company. Unions are making a lot of noise these days and have our attention when discussing topics of minimum wage equality. Mike provides some great insights into how organizations can help better engage their workforces while also keeping us apprised of new changes regarding union voting.

Your Employees Are Scared to Take Vacation. Fix That.

Evil HR Lady

For instance, the average employee with five years at a particular company receives about 12 days of paid vacation, compared to the mandatory 20 days for members of the European Union. Americans don’t get much vacation time. After living in Europe for six years, I can attest that people take that vacation as well. In fact, our first summer here my husband’s boss announced he was going diving in the Maldives—for four weeks. He didn’t even take his laptop.

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State of the Union for Career Coaching: 4 Reasons Career Coaches Won’t Make Money in 2011

Career Realism

I’m seeing a very disturbing trend… The need for career coaching is at critical mass. President Obama’s speech last week drove home the point Americans need to be taught the new rules to career success and employability. And if he didn’t convince you, check out these stats: 23-year all time. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.