Berry Craig: If a picture is worth a thousand words, the one showing Mitch McConnell about to shake hands with Neil Gorsuch should hang in every union hall.
Sikivu Hutchinson: By gutting the right of unions to be compensated for collective bargaining and organizing, the Janus decision could reverse decades of gains for American workers.
Marcy Winograd: Over a thousand union members and supporters joined Bernie in demanding the “Happiest Place on Earth” not treat its low-paid workers so miserably.
RJ Eskow: The court’s conservatives are now an openly partisan cadre. They’re political operatives, not jurists. They’re part of a vast and well-funded Republican machine that seeks to screw American workers so it can further enrich its wealthy patrons.
Michael Hertz: Basically, the Supreme Court has been deciding that the right to bring a class action lawsuit can be overridden by an arbitration clause, forcing the consumer or worker who might otherwise use a class action into an expensive personal arbitration..
Cindy Trillo: Despite the positive shift in opinion regarding marijuana, those who oppose the new law still have concern about its use.
Anastasia Bernoulli: If you’re someone who thinks heavy equipment is cool, and you majored in engineering because your parents told you that you were too smart to just go work construction all your life, then you need to be in the field.
Berry Craig: Thousands of Kentuckians, including teachers, other public employees and union members, converged on the Capitol in Frankfort to protest Republican pension, tax and budget bills.
24 Hour Fitness’ policies have brought the fitness chain in the crosshairs of the National Labor Relations Board, which has said the company’s employee arbitration agreements violate federal labor law.
Bobbi Murray: Truck drivers spend unpaid hours awaiting assignments from dispatchers, as well as burning up time at vehicle inspections or completing shipping paperwork—time that would be compensated if they were classified as hourly or salaried employees, instead of as contractors.
Sylvia Allegretto: Under the proposed regulations, employers could simply pocket the money and use it for other purposes, such as making capital improvements to the business.
Bill Raden — The Janus v. AFSCME case that landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday may not only affect the destiny of public-sector unions, but also how much equal access to the democratic process Americans will have in the future.
Berry Craig: Nobody is happier to see Belcher return to the General Assembly’s lower chamber than Kentucky’s unions. Organized labor played a big role in her romp.