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Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

The complaint is the largest ever brought against the retailer

The National Labor Relations Board says the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees who participated in protests. Read More »

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

7 Ways To Protect Yourself If Your Boss Is a Bully

Steps you can take to stop being a victim of workplace bullying

Is your boss a bully? While workplace bullying isn't illegal, you can take steps to protect yourself and not be a victim. Read More »

Is Walmart Retaliating Against Workers Who Strike?

Is Walmart Retaliating Against Workers Who Strike?

Colby Harris had been selling produce for Walmart for four years near Dallas when he decided to participate in a walkout this spring. Soon after, he told AOL Jobs' "Lunchtime Live" Friday, his managers began to snoop on him. "When I come in, managers come out of nowhere to watch me to see what I am talking... Read More »

Facebook Posts And Tweets That Can Get You Fired

Facebook Posts And Tweets That Can Get You Fired

In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board said an employer broke the law when it dismissed an employee who criticized it on Facebook and in an email, and who encouraged employees to unionize. The NLRB ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to his old job with back pay. The employee had... Read More »

Walmart Workers Walk Out, File 'Unfair Labor Practice' Charges

Walmart Workers Walk Out, File 'Unfair Labor Practice' Charges

A handful of Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas walked off the job on Thursday. With the support of the labor group, OUR Walmart, they filed "unfair labor practice" charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the mega-retailer of threats of retaliation. Walmart managers "unlawfully and... Read More »

How Not To Get Fired For Facebook Posts: 6 Tips

How Not To Get Fired For Facebook Posts: 6 Tips

It was near the one year anniversary of her mother's death, and Amy McClenathan was having a bad day. She posted to Facebook: "I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have go to through this." The next day, reports KTVK-TV, she was fired. "It was a very small sentence," the... Read More »

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Read More »

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

Nearly Half Of Employers Ban Workers' Use Of Social Media [Infographic]

It's no secret that Americans "like" social media. About 56 percent -- or nearly 175 million -- have a profile on social-media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But, many employers are leery -- if not, panicky -- about their employees' use. In fact, a whopping 42 percent have prohibited workers from... Read More »

Employer Ordered To Rehire Workers Who Badmouthed Boss On Facebook

Employer Ordered To Rehire Workers Who Badmouthed Boss On Facebook

Holli Thomas had a simple request. She wanted to know if the Bettie Page store where she worked in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood could close an hour earlier than its normal 8 p.m. closing time. Thomas and other workers at the vintage clothing store -- named after the iconic 1950s pinup model --... Read More »

150 U.K. Police Officers Disciplined For Inappropriate Facebook Posts

150 U.K. Police Officers Disciplined For Inappropriate Facebook Posts

It seems every week another employee gets fired or disciplined for posting an inappropriate something on Facebook. Some jobholders are particularly vulnerable, like teachers, who can get in trouble for uploading photos of themselves drinking, for example, or posting vaguely homicidal remarks about their... Read More »

Ohio Workers In Lockout File Unfair Labor Charge

Ohio Workers In Lockout File Unfair Labor Charge

By John Seewer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Factory workers who have been locked out for over a week accused Cooper Tire of unfair labor practices, accusing the company of asking them to approve a contract without knowing how much money they would be making. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. locked out about 1,000... Read More »

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

Deal Could Yield Years Of Labor Peace For Boeing

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE (AP) -- Some unionized workers at Boeing say they hope their vote Wednesday on a four-year contract extension augurs a new, peaceful era in their relations with the company. The Machinists union announced last week that it reached a tentative deal following secret talks initiated... Read More »

Facebook Post Fallout Puts Georgia Teacher Out Of A Job

Facebook Post Fallout Puts Georgia Teacher Out Of A Job

When Georgia-teacher Ashley Payne took a trip through Europe two years ago, she did what many travelers do. She went to a pub and had a drink. Of course, a picture was taken which then ended up on Facebook. Catching wind of the photo, an anonymous person claiming to be a concerned parent emailed the... Read More »

Verizon Threatens to Suspend Strikers' Health Insurance

Verizon Threatens to Suspend Strikers' Health Insurance

Wednesday is day 10 of the Verizon strike. For 240 hours, 45,000 unionized members of the company's traditional telephone division have rotated shifts at picket lines down the East Coast. But Verizon hasn't budged in its demands, and the company is pushing harder. On August 31, the company says it will suspend... Read More »

The Norma Rae of Target: Tashawna Green Claims She Was Fired For Being Pro-Union

The Norma Rae of Target: Tashawna Green Claims She Was Fired For Being Pro-Union

Racial tension, class warfare, physical assault, deconstructed denim Bermuda shorts. Target has become center stage of the American labor movement's latest drama. Earlier this month, 21-year-old Tashawna Green was fired from her job at the big-box store in Valley Stream, Long Island. According to Target,... Read More »

NLRB to Release Guidelines On Facebook Firings

NLRB to Release Guidelines On Facebook Firings

Is there still any doubt that you can't get away with slamming your boss on Facebook? The absence of face-to-face interaction on the social network has tricked many a user to post about whatever they wish on any number of topics, including frustrations stemming from the workplace. It's a lot easier to zing... Read More »

Facebook Suit Highlights Employers' Misunderstanding of Labor Laws

Facebook Suit Highlights Employers' Misunderstanding of Labor Laws

A complaint recently filed by federal labor officials against a Buffalo, N.Y., nonprofit highlights misunderstandings that many employers have about workers' activities that are protected by law. In a statement Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board said it was challenging the dismissal of five... Read More »

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