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Rats Have Speech Rights, Too: Unions, Protests and Balloons

Shaun Richman New York Daily News
Last month, the National Labor Relations Board sought an unprecedented injunction against Laborers Local 79 in Staten Island to stop them from inflating a rat balloon. Unions must fight back.

Labor Raises the Floor in Nashville

Chris Brooks & Rebecca Kolins Givan American Prospect
As construction booms in an increasingly progressive city, workers find the power to unionize in the otherwise non-union South.

Death at Howard Industries

Joe Atkins Labor South
A company showered by media love and political largesse despite its horrible record.

Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Union Rights Law Affecting Public Employers

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart The National Law Review
On June 20, 2019, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2016 into law. The legislation brings sweeping changes for public sector employers and unions in an effort to increase unions’ direct access to represented employees at the workplace.