Fights over forming unions are hardball -- which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.
The government has ways to make you talk, as writer James Risen was reminded when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered him last week to testify against the Central Intelligence Agency source who told him about covert operations regarding Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Using Facebook Inc.’s “Like” feature to show support for a candidate in an election is speech shielded by the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said, handing a victory to the social networking company which argued such protection is vital to its business.
The fight over President Barack Obama ’s health-care law, after federal judges split on whether it’s constitutional, is headed to three U.S. appeals courts as states examine whether the statute is enforceable.
Dissident Syms Corp. creditors are dissatisfied with the plan negotiated by the official creditors’ committee and intend to block approval of the reorganization plan in bankruptcy court at the Aug. 29 confirmation hearing.
A U.S. labor board rule requiring most companies to install workplace posters explaining union rights was thrown out by a second appeals court that said the agency had no legal right to enact the measure.
President Barack Obama’s installation of labor board members last year while most senators were out of town was unlawful, a panel of federal judges in Virginia ruled, becoming the third such court to reject his recess appointments.