Cybersecurity and the NLRB

By Jon Hyman, Workforce

A few months ago, I wrote how the National Labor Relations Board was exploring new areas of potential protected concerted activity to regulate. One such area is information and data security.

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USPS Data Breach Highlights Union Hypocrisy

Recently, a United States Postal Service computer system experienced a security breach. The result: around 800,000 current and former USPS employees’ private information, including their names, email addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses were exposed.

A Rare Win For The Unions? Staples Abandons Postal Service Trial

By Tom Gara, Kris Maher and Drew Fitzgerald, The Wall Street Journal

The labor movement hasn’t had the best 2014 so far, with a bruising defeat for the UAW in its attempts to organize auto workers in the South, and an ominous Supreme Court ruling for public sector unions. But today, the American Postal Workers Union and its allies seem to be making progress in an important battle.

Postal Workers Local President in NYC Sentenced for Theft

By Carl Horowitz, National Legal and Policy Center

On November 14, Neil Cardoso, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 1241, was sentenced in the New York State Court for New York County to one to three years in prison for theft from the Long Island City (Queens), N.Y. union.

Postal Reform Bill Riles Unions, Reduces To-the-Door Delivery

By Kenneth Corbin, ecommercebytes.com

A new proposal in the House of Representatives to rejuvenate the U.S. Postal Service would authorize the cash-strapped agency to phase out Saturday delivery of regular mail, move away from delivery to doors toward clustered mailboxes and undertake major cost-cutting reforms.