Monthly Archives: February 2013

POLITICO: The NLRB’s uncertain state

From POLITICO —- The D.C. Circuit held that the three NLRB recess appointments were unconstitutional — and therefore, the board lacks the quorum it needs to conduct business. The ruling calls into doubt hundreds of recent rulings by the NLRB — perhaps as far back as the recess appointment of Craig Becker to the board … Read more »

The New York Times: Workers of the World, Sit Tight

The New York Times covers an interesting case study in labor management relations to keep union jobs: As a union steward, Newcomb feared that unless something changed, the plant would shut down and everyone would lose his job. So in the mid-’90s, his union asked management to attend its High Performance Work Organization Partnership program, … Read more »

IUPAT Wins MMA Smarties Award for Mobile Messaging

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) took home silver and gold in The Mobile Marketing Association’s 2012 Smarties Awards for its mobile job alerts program. Thousands of IUPAT members have found more work through this text messaging program since its launch in 2011. The program uses the unique Mobilize text messaging platform … Read more »