Tag: National Labor Relations Board

Google Settles With U.S. Labor Agency Over Employees’ Speech

WASHINGTON — Google said Thursday that it had reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board over complaints from multiple employees who say the company has stymied dissent, including one who has said he was fired for being an outspoken conservative. “Under that settlement, we have agreed to post a notice to our employees […]

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Scabby, the Giant Inflatable Union Protest Rat, Faces Extermination

In a city long teeming with rats, both literal and metaphorical, Scabby the Rat stood apart. The enormous balloon rodent loomed large on the streets of New York and across the country, with its buckteeth, menacing claws and crimson eyes drawing attention to the grievances of union protesters who had inflated it. But after a […]

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The Sad Lesson From California

After more than a decade of contentious debate, New York has passed a law that entitles farmworkers to basic rights that most workers take for granted — the right to earn overtime, have a day off, collect unemployment insurance and join a union. The law corrects injustices that date back to the exclusion of farmworkers […]

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Employee Activism Is Alive in Tech. It Stops Short of Organizing Unions.

SAN FRANCISCO — In February, about a dozen employees at a small technology company called NPM embarked on an effort that is often frowned upon at start-ups: trying to unionize. For more than three months, the workers had battled the company’s new management over their hours, a changing workplace culture and diversity issues, said seven […]

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Trump’s War on Worker Rights

President Trump ran for office as a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions, but his administration has systematically favored employers at the expense of workers. In recent months, the administration has moved to tighten qualifications for who must be paid the minimum wage and who must be paid overtime. It is […]

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