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Union busting worse than we thought

Twenty years ago, 30 percent of employers threatened to shut down a plant if workers joined a union. Now it's 57 percent of all employers, according to a new study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

And, by the way, threatening to close a workplace is illegal.

Big news: NLRB proposes quicker elections

The National Labor Relations Board is proposing that unionization elections be speeded up.

Anti-worker extremists (e.g., the Governors Gone Wild, the Koch brothers, the DeVos family) will have conniptions.

The New York Times has the story:

Today's Teamster News 04.27.11

NLRB will sue Ariz., SD over union laws  Associated Press   ...it will move ahead with lawsuits against Arizona and South Dakota over state constitutional amendments that require secret ballot elections to form unions...
With Lockout Lifted for Now, Questions on How to Proceed  New York Times  ...the N.F.L. was stuck in a state of confusion Tuesday, one day after an injunction to stop the six-week-long lockout was issued...

Today's Teamster News 04.26.11

Gov. Walker Counting 125 Jobs Created by Doyle Administration  WTAQ.com   ...Walker ...(is) reportedly counting 125 jobs his predecessor announced last December...
Numerous polls suggest the repeal of SB5 would get significant support  The Daily-Record   ...A recent poll by Public Policy Polling found 54 percent of voters would repeal the law while only 31 percent would vote to keep the legislation...

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