Posts tagged Nevada
Right-to-Work battle looms in Michigan: Businesses fear repeal by Democrats
December 5, 2022 // Michigan business groups are wary of Democrats’ calls to repeal Right-to-Work laws when they take charge in Lansing early next year, saying the state instead should focus on economic policies that attract jobs. Business Leaders for Michigan, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and chamber leaders from the state’s two largest cities — Detroit and Grand Rapids — all urge caution. But Democrats — who are backed heavily by unions including the Michigan Education Association and United Auto Workers — say the move prioritizes workers and labor rights.
THE DEMOCRATIC MACHINE IN NEVADA MIGHT BE FALTERING
October 20, 2022 // Clearly it was an unhappy development, especially for a Democratic incumbent governor in the final weeks of a close reelection race, but it didn’t appear debilitating: The state’s largest teachers’ union announced last week that it would be withholding an endorsement. For connoisseurs of Nevada politics, though, the news was closer to the rumble of an approaching earthquake. “This would never have happened,” one Nevada Democratic insider says, “if Senator Reid were still alive.”
Episode 58: Unions have Forgotten why They were Originally Created
July 13, 2022 // As unionization in the private sector continues to decline, many labor activists are getting ever-more desperate to force workers into union representation. From the federal “PRO Act” in the private sector to state-level “opt-out” periods for public sector workers, unions are increasingly trying to make it more difficult for workers who don’t want union representation to say “no” to membership.
Sparks firefighters union files ethics complaints against city manager, former chief
July 11, 2022 // The Sparks firefighters union has filed ethics complaints against city manager Neil Krutz and former fire chief Jim Reid for alleged sprinkler code violations at two private homes — but the code may not apply. “The complaint against me is completely without merit,” Krutz said in a phone call with the RGJ. “I welcome any and all questions that are going to be posed to me by the Nevada Commission on Ethics.” Local 1265 firefighters union
Strippers Turn to Unions After Litigation, Legislation Falter
June 3, 2022 // Ryan Carlson, CEO of Deja Vu Services Inc.—one of the largest strip club operators in the US—said seven of his clubs in California became unprofitable and were forced to close after being required to classify dancers as employees. Dancers at the remaining clubs only get part-time shifts, he said.
Red Rock Casino Slot Technicians Blast Regional Labor Board Ruling Trapping Them Under Unpopular Union, Appeal Decision
May 11, 2022 // Barrios’ attorneys show that the majority of the union’s accusations describe alleged employer malfeasance concerning bargaining units other than Barrios’. The Request for Review points out that, by the Region’s logic, “any employer’s unfair labor practice could block any decertification in any of its other units, no matter how remote.”
Amazon wants new delivery centers in the Bay Area. Big Labor might stop it.
February 23, 2022 // Labor unions have successfully stopped plans for new Amazon delivery centers across the Bay Area. Now they’re trying to do the same in downtown San Francisco.
9th Circuit sides with union in fight with Las Vegas casino
November 30, 2021 // A federal appeals court has upheld a U.S. judge’s ruling in Nevada requiring Station Casinos’ Red Rock Casino to bargain with the culinary and bartenders unions.
Teamsters Union announces 3rd bus system strike in Reno NV
November 9, 2021 // Keolis had offered the union workers a 4 percent pay raise over each of the next three years. Teamsters Local 533 says about 90 percent of its members voted against the deal, and they are five percent apart on wages and even further apart on retirement benefits.