Thursday, December 22, 2011

USA Today, December 21, Wednesday

USA Today

December 21, 2011, Wednesday

USA Today (full article)

Labor board approves controversial union election rules

While union leaders publicly tried to play down the new rules as a modest development, labor experts called the change significant. Unions have seen their ranks dwindle steadily over the last three decades to 11.9 percent of the work force.

"Employers wouldn't have fought against it so hard if it wasn't going to make a difference," said Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.