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Rule promotes union rights
Most private employers would have to display posters informing workers about their right to form a union under a proposed federal rule that is bound to please unions and draw the ire of companies trying to resist labor organizers.
The planned rule, announced Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board, would require businesses to post notices in employee break rooms or other prominent locations to explain workers’ rights to bargain collectively, distribute union literature or engage in other union activities without reprisal.
The move to issue a broad rule signals a more aggressive posture by the labor board, which usually makes policy on a case-by-case basis in individual labor-management disputes.
It comes less than a year after President Obama made several recess appointments to give the board its first Democratic majority in a decade. Mr. Obama’s appointments to the board were held up for months over GOP concerns that one nominee former AFL-CIO counsel Craig Becker would be too sympathetic to unions.
As unions struggle to get Congress to pass pro-labor legislation, leaders are increasingly looking to the labor board and other federal agencies to help reverse what they view as an increasingly hostile atmosphere for organizing new members.
Unions are trying to reverse years of membership declines in the private sector, where just 7.2 percent of employees belong to a union.
Governor won’t back gay ban in Guard
After Congress voted over the weekend to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, Delegate Robert G. Marshall, Manassas Republican, said he would introduce legislation to ban gays from the Guard.
On his monthly question-and-answer show on WTOP radio in Washington, Mr. McDonnell said Tuesday that he disagrees with Congress‘ vote to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy based upon his own military service. But he thinks the state’s National Guard should adhere to federal guidelines.
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