Did you know that temporary workers can now join a union in your company?

The thought that a temporary worker could become a member of a union or union organizing attempt should strike fear into the heart of employers and be a cause of rejoicing for many unions. It may provide a way for unions to bolster their membership numbers. NLRB reverses a previous decision In a 2004 case …

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The NLRB trashes positive workplaces as being unfriendly to unions

In what can only be described as an absurd decision the NLRB has punished a company for having a “positive workplace” statement in their employee handbook. T-Mobile’s language This case involved the communications company T-Mobile which has union employees. According to attorney Christopher Grey, of  Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. “The NLRB has …

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If you use Independent Contractors are you free from union trouble?

The logical answer to that question would normally be “yes.” Unions are groups of employees that have gathered to provide them the opportunity to deal with wages, hours and working conditions, but if you have been paying attention you know the National Labor Relations Board has been working hard to extend their domain into non-union …

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Future Friday: The rise of conflicting trends

As we move into a new “generation” era I see conflicting trends arising in the workplace. The wants and desires of workers don’t mesh with the wants and desires that our government perceives we have. Individual identity is being subsumed into the collective. There is a desire for protection from the evils of the world, …

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A history of Labor Day- It is not about hotdogs

Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally intended. …

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Could temporary workers become a hot bed of union activity?

The National Labor Relations Board recently rendered a decision that has many management side attorneys shaking their heads and wondering if this might open the door to union activity in some companies via their use of temporary staffing agencies. The case Browning-Ferris Industries, or BFI, runs a recycling operation that employees union workers. They also …

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The Top 9 Posts at Omega HR Solutions

Today’s post is a list of the top nine posts for Omega HR Solutions.  I thought since others have found them interesting you might as well and may have missed them in the past. Number 9 One big reason to have coffee in the workplace– The lesson here is never underestimate the power of coffee …

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Future Friday: Insourcing as a Future Driver

  One of biggest trends of American business in the last several decades has been “outsourcing” also known as “offshoring.” However, due to a number of reasons that trend is changing. One well known futurist even says “insourcing” will become the next big macro trend in business and will drive many changes. Reasons for the …

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The How and Why Labor Day Came to Be

  Headlines in the papers tell us of striking fast food workers taking to the streets for higher wages. Unions are supporting them. For the first time in a long time there is something current that aligns with the original intent of Labor Day. Today, Labor Day is not really about what it was originally …

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