Tag Archives: Labor

This Overlooked Labor Rule Could Be a Huge Drag on U.S. Businesses

Shoppers walk up steps to enter a closing Sports Authority store in Corte Madera, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images On May 10, 13 Democrats in the House of Representatives sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expressing concerns over the agency’s expansive and vague standard for determining when two U.S. ... Read More »

Labor Judge Says T-Mobile Must Disband Illegal Union

T-Mobile must shut down an internal program called “T-Voice” for call center employees to air gripes, a federal administrative judge ruled on Tuesday. The employee complaint program, which started in 2015, violated laws prohibiting management-run labor organizations that resemble unions, Sharon Levinson, a judge for the National Labor Relation Board, said in a 47-page decision. The ruling comes as labor ... Read More »

US Jobless Claims Rise, But Labor Market Firming

Washington: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market. The labor market’s resilience was reinforced by another report on Thursday showing announced layoffs by US companies tumbled 18 per cent in February. The signs of sustained labor market strength were the latest indication the ... Read More »