Labor Notes #428
Employer unfair labor practices can be a gift in disguise, providing a defense against the most dangerous employer weapons. Unions can use ULPs to help win contract campaigns, strikes, and other confrontations.
Protests have brought together an unusual alliance in Chicago. Recipients of public benefits and state public aid employees alike wielded toilet brushes and “scrub Maximus” posters.
There's an emerging national movement around fair work schedules, as retail and fast food workers demand predictable and adequate hours.
Kaiser is trying to roll back pensions and extract other concessions from members of UNITE HERE Local 5 in Hawaii, but they've rejected the company's "last, best, final" offer.
Teacher, student, and parent protests in suburban Denver drew national attention to a battle against curriculum censorship—but it took several blows to come to this point.