Unions battle employers that use arbitration to curb worker rights

  • 25 August 2016

When the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit on August 22 in declaring certain arbitration agreements were overly broad for denying worker rights, the decision struck fear in the hearts of corporations everywhere.

And it certainly struck the nervous system of their lawyers. Fisher Phillips, a gigantic firm (33 offices, 350 attorneys) whose central practice is representing employers, headlined the case as "Employers Lose Latest Battle In National War" and bluntly tells employers this decision is their "most bruising loss in the ongoing war involving class action waivers."

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and what they mean for working people.

  • 12 August 2016
Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals and  what they mean for working people.
Donald Trump's business deals continue to negatively affect Atlantic City to this day. Marty Rosenberg speaks out about how Donald Trump never paid his bills.

Check out this AFL-CIO video about Trump's bad business deals & what they mean for working people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7j86EC6gAM

OPEIU and Local 153 Endorse Anna Throne-Holst for Congress

  • 22 June 2016

New York, NY (June 22, 2016) – The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and OPEIU Local 153 today announce their endorsement of Anna Throne-Holst for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Suffolk County, Long Island. 

“OPEIU is putting our full support behind Anna Throne-Holst because of her stance on a number of issues of importance to our members,” said OPEIU President Richard Lanigan.  “She has put at the top of her agenda creating good jobs on Long Island and protecting American workers, ensuring quality education for every child, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

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