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Log In / Register | Apr 23, 2014

Think Card Check Is Dead? Think Again.

When Congress finally completed its Lame Duck Session in 2010, pro-business government relations professionals breathed a sigh of relief – the “Employee Free Choice Act” – better known as “Card Check” was dead. Again.

Hawaii Legislature Passes Card Check over Governor’s Veto

In a special session called to override Governor Linda Lingle’s vetoes of numerous bills, the Hawaii state legislature passed Card Check, the top priority for unions in the state as elsewhere in the nation.

Solis Hopes to 'Level the Playing Field' for Unions

After a lifetime in politics, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis has honed the fine art of dodging controversial questions, but here's one issue where she doesn't pull her punches: the 9.4 percent unemployment rate.

Franchising and the Real Threat of Employee Free Choice Act

Reading the AFL-CIO’s Stewart Acuff’s glib assurances that small businesses will not be harmed by the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, I was reminded of the old parable of the scorpion and the frog.

Rest Assn Chair Speaks at NY Show

NEW YORK - Michael Kaufman, Chair of the National Restaurant Association, gave the keynote address to the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

Franchisees Unconcerned about Unionization?

The most significant franchisee-specific issue in this election has attracted no comment on Blue MauMau. Why is that?