USW Workers Ratify Goodyear Contract

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that workers overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement covering about10,000 union members at seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plants, including the plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The new pact provides job security and maintains quality, affordable health care for the union members.  It also provides for a commitment by

Employee Free Choice Act Update — Specter Edition

Senator Arlen Specter has released more details on the EFCA compromise he has been working on, and also declared his confidence that he had 60 votes for the bill.  Instead of the majority sign-up provision, the bill would provide for quicker union elections with some sort of equal-time requirements.  And, the binding arbitration would be

Study Shows that Low Wage Workers are Subject to a Host of Employment and Labor Law Violations

A new study, “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers,” shows that employers routinely violate the employment rights  of low wage workers, with frequent violations of the wage and hour laws, workers’ compensation laws, and anti-retaliation protections.  (The original study is here; a summary of the study is here.)  Here are some of the startling findings: 68 percent

Employee Free Choice Act Update

Here's the latest update on the Senate negotiations on EFCA.  As expected, it comes down to figuring out what the moderate Democrats in the Senate will support.  For more information of the various parts of the bill, see Narendra's paper on the NLRA and EFCA.

Another Serious Labor Violation

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UFCW Local 1208 successfully Negotiates Contract at Smithfield

Smithfield Packing Company and the bargaining committee of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1208 reached a tentative agreement on a first contract for the workers at the Tar Heel pork processing facility.   More coverage is avaliable here, which recounts the union’s efforts and the company’s at times illegal opposition over the years.

Narendra Speaks at NCBA CLE on Labor Law and the Employee Free Choice Act

Narendra Ghosh spoke at the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2009 Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE, which was held in Greensboro.  He was part of a duo presenting an overview of the National Labor Relations Act and the possible changes to it from the long-pending Employee Free Choice Act.  Along with Tom Farr, he presented a

Fourth Circuit Affirms Decision for Union

The Fourth Circuit affirmed the trial court's decision for the union  in United Steelworkers, Local 850L v. Continental Tire.  The Court agreed with the union that the dispute over pension and health benefits had to submitted to arbitration.  Michael Okun assisted with the representation of the union.