CNN appeals adverse NLRB ruling on dismissed contract workers

By Erik Wemple, The Washington Post

A ruling of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) earlier this week ordered CNN to reinstate more than 100 unionized contract TV workers who lost their jobs in a 2003 restructuring of the 24-7 network — as well as to compensate hundreds of workers who lost pay as a result of the upheaval.

Alexander, McConnell Propose NLRA Changes That Would Reshape Board and Its Processes

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA

A bill introduced Sept. 16 by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and co-sponsored by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would enlarge the National Labor Relations Board from five to six members and make important changes in the board’s decision-making process as well as in litigation before the NLRB and the federal courts.

UMWA Anti-Coal Mining Union Bosses

By Don Loos, National Right to Work Committee

Is the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) representing mine workers at all? West Virginia needs a Right to Work Law so that the remaining working miners can stop being forced to support these anti-coal mining union bosses.

UAW Plans Another Push at Volkswagen

By Christina Rogers, The Wall Street Journal

The United Auto Workers union proposes to negotiate on behalf of some manufacturing workers at Volkswagen AG’s auto assembly plant in Tennessee despite being rejected in a February organizing vote, citing the support of about half the factory’s production workforce.