Tag Archives: Unions

Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data

NBER [access req’d]: Unions and Inequality Over the Twentieth Century: New Evidence from Survey Data. Henry S. Farber, Daniel Herbst, Ilyana Kuziemko, Suresh Naidu. NBER Working Paper No. 24587 Issued in May 2018, “It is well-documented that, since at least … Continue reading

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Capture the (union’s) flag – Building contractors stuck between a rock and a hardhat regarding the display of building association insignia on building sites

The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has recently released further guidance material in relation to its interpretation of, and likely enforcement approach towards, the freedom of association provision within the Building Code 2013 (Code 2013) and Code for Tendering … Continue reading

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More Unions Coming Soon?

This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released proposed rules intended to "speed up" the union election process. Background Generally, quicker elections favor unions. Unions often are able to campaign in secret for months before an employer is even … Continue reading

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Colorado Senate approves same-sex civil unions bill

[JURIST] The Colorado Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [SB 172 text, PDF] that would grant same-sex couples the legal right to civil unions [JURIST news archive]. The Colorado Civil Unions Act [legislative history] says that the legal … Continue reading

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Unions win rail strikes appeal

Unions win rail strikes appeal Two unions have won court appeals over strikes at rail companies in London which officials said would pave the way for millions of workers to take industrial action, it has been announced. Read more on … Continue reading

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