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News :: Human Rights : Labor : Organizing
Union members protest expected reversal of workers' rights from Bush-Appointed Labor Board
19 Jul 2006
Modified: 09:30:50 AM
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IUE-CWA Local 201's Bob Reynolds and Rand Wilson attended a rally at the National Labor Relations Board in Boston on July 11 to help build public support against several anticipated rulings by the board that could curtail the rights of millions of workers who want to form unions or maintain their current union representation.

The expected rulings on long-standing, precedent-setting cases could redefine how unions are formed and who is eligible to join them. Of greatest concern are cases on voluntary recognition agreements involving card check, the way most workers join unions today. Workers and their advocates are also watching cases where the Labor Board could decide to eliminate labor protections for broad segments of the workforce, including nurses and other skilled workers in such industries as health care, building trades, and transportation, by reclassifying them as supervisors.

The cases before the Labor Board all have a common element -- a drive by anti-union forces to dissolve labor unions, the proven, democratic check on corporate greed.
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