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October 4, 2006

Divide and Remain Conqueror

I have a lot of past and recent topics I need to cover here, but I need to throw this one out there real quick:

Big loss for Labor

The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a range of professionals are now deemed “supervisors” and thus lose all protections under labor law. That means if they say a positive thing about unions, their bosses are free to fire them at will… the new expansive definition of “supervisor” means that more workers will be given nominal supervisory responsibilities to undermine their right to unionize– and lock every union vote in endless delays as companies litigate who is and who is not a supervisor. Even if the workers “win”, the election will probably be delayed long enough to kill the union drive.

I don’t understand why just because you’re a “supervisor” you wouldn’t be able to join a union; I have yet to find any information that explains that logic. But the quote above is clearly right; if your and your fellow employees want to form a union and your employer doesn’t want you to, he can apparently declare you all “supervisors” and now you can’t.

As if the power of workers and unions wasn’t weak enough in this country.

Posted by Jake on October 4, 2006 11:01 am

1 Comment »

  1. supervisors in the origins of the labor movement meant owenrs/capitalists.

    Thats nwhy they cant be part of unions…outdated thinking but a loophole nonetheless.

    Comment by Brian D — October 11, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

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