A recent Harris Poll reports that 85% of blue-collar workers believe their lives are heading in the right direction, higher than any similar poll in the last 20 years.  Approximately 86% are “satisfied” with their jobs and 90% are even “proud” of their work.  Ironically, it turns out that blue collar workers are some of the most satisfied people...
A dozen or more lawsuits have been filed against various state and local government unions across the country in light of the Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case, seeking refunds of union dues and fees employees were forced to pay to keep their jobs.  In at least one of the cases, the union defendant conceded the issue and refunded the involuntary...
Some of the most anti-union employers in the entire country are the unions themselves.  This is a shocking but true statement.  There is a long history of labor unions opposing their own employees forming unions, generally feeling that such actions are disloyal to the employer union.  A recent example of this occurred at the headquarters o...
In July of 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it will be resuming the practice of sending "no-match" letters to employers when the information on tax forms is not consistent with SSA records.  The letters are expected to resume in 2019, and as before, will request that the businesses and employers take steps to correct the ...
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an immigration status granted to citizens of certain countries that have experienced various emergencies, such as natural disasters or civil wars, allowing them to seek refuge in the U.S. and be allowed to work.  Currently citizens from 10 countries may have this status, but over the last year the Trump administrat...
In a October 9, 2018 decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, a district court ruling has been affirmed quashing an inspection warrant that OSHA had sought to expand a limited incident inspection to a "wall-to-wall" inspection covering every facet of the employer's facility.  USA v. Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.  This case was handled by the W...

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