Employee Free Choice Act – A Game Changer

There has much written and said about the Employee Free Choice Act (Card Check) both sides do agree on one thing, if this legislation passes it will be a game changer for your business. Currently the preferred method for determining whether or not employees want a union to represent them is through a private-ballot election…

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Stimulus Bills Compared: You’ll Like The Senate’s Better

So are the stimulus bills circulating on Capitol Hill good for small business? Well, yeah. Hundreds of billions of dollars in new government spending will reach small firms, either directly in federal contracts or indirectly as this money makes its way through the economy. Moreover, there are specific tax credits and treatments for investment in…

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Checking the unions

“Card-check” would make it easier for unions to organize, but critics say it is undemocratic. John Almaier, a dealer and supervisor at Bally’s in Atlantic City, and his colleagues thought they were following procedure when they voted in June 2007 to join the United Auto Workers union. They contacted the UAW to represent them. The…

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Wage discrimination bill passes in Senate

A wage discrimination bill that heralds the pro-labor policies of the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House cleared the Senate yesterday and could be on President Obama’s desk within days. The legislation reverses a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that narrowly defines the time period during which a worker can file a claim of wage discrimination, even…

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An early Obama test: unions vs. business

Scott Lehigh writes in Boston.com that: The early days of any new administration are carefully planned theater. What comes later is a better test of a new president’s skill, for that’s when he must start to navigate the jagged reefs that lurk just beneath the surface bonhomie. One issue that could soon test President Obama…

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