Thursday, April 05, 2012

Huffington Post, April 4, 2012, Wednesday

Huffington Post

April 4, 2012, Wednesday

Huffinton Post (full article)

Expanding Title VII to Cover Union Organizing

And that's the point. Contemporary American businesses show little compunction at breaking the central pillar of American labor relations, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and firing workers who express a desire for representation. Terminate a few prominent union supports, let fear keep the rest of the workforce in check, and let the vast majority of profits flow to management and shareholders, instead of to the workers who create them. A recent study by Kate Bronfennbrenner of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, shows that employees are fired in more than one in three union organizing drives. And that may be an underestimate. By Bronfenbrenner's accounting less than half of unfair labor practices (firings, wage cuts, harassment, and surveillance) are reported, often because the remaining employees fear further reprisals.