National Labor Relations Board http://www.kplu.org en Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize http://www.kplu.org/post/adjunct-faculty-seattle-u-seeks-unionize <p>The local chapter of the Service Employees International Union has filed a petition on behalf of adjunct faculty members at Seattle University.</p><p>The adjunct faculty members, which include part-time, temporary and other contingent instructors, want better teaching conditions, including higher pay.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:19:53 +0000 Florangela Davila 13898 at http://www.kplu.org Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize Federal Way Worker Says He Was Illegally Fired by Walmart http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-way-worker-says-he-was-illegally-fired-walmart <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Protesters are descending on some 1,500 Walmart locations, including the store at Bellevue’s </span>Factoria<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall, on this Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.</span></p><p>Joining them is a man who has been battling Walmart in Federal Way for several years over safety concerns. And now Gerardo Paladan says he was illegally terminated.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 11335 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Way Worker Says He Was Illegally Fired by Walmart Fast Food Worker Challenges Firing, but Faces Uphill Battle http://www.kplu.org/post/fast-food-worker-challenges-firing-faces-uphill-battle <p><em>&nbsp;(Update 9/25/13: Adds comment from Subway franchise owner Hasan Zeer.)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A worker fired from a Subway sandwich shop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood has filed charges saying it was illegal retaliation for going on strike. But experts say&nbsp;fighting that kind of legal battle can take years.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:59:13 +0000 Ashley Gross 10122 at http://www.kplu.org Fast Food Worker Challenges Firing, but Faces Uphill Battle Labor board sides with PLU faculty in unionization push http://www.kplu.org/post/labor-board-sides-plu-faculty-unionization-push <p></p><p><em>Disclosure: Pacific Lutheran University holds the license for KPLU. The station’s on-air staffers form the university’s only unionized unit.</em></p><p>In a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/147008134/Regional-NLRB-decision-on-PLU-contingent-faculty">decision with national implications</a>, labor relations officials have ruled that certain faculty at Pacific Lutheran University should be allowed to form a union. This case is a test of some new provisions in labor law, and is being followed by other universities around the country.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:30:35 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9038 at http://www.kplu.org Labor board sides with PLU faculty in unionization push Boeing cuts ribbon on $750 million South Carolina plant http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-cuts-ribbon-750-million-south-carolina-plant <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. &mdash; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and state officials have joined hundreds of Boeing workers in North Charleston to cut the ribbon opening the company&#39;s 787 jetliner assembly plant at the center of a National Labor Relations Board dispute.</p><p>Haley on Friday called Boeing a great American company said its workers make all South Carolinians proud.</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:09:39 +0000 The Associated Press 1841 at http://www.kplu.org Boeing cuts ribbon on $750 million South Carolina plant Union cries foul over U.S. House plans for Boeing hearing http://www.kplu.org/post/union-cries-foul-over-us-house-plans-boeing-hearing <p>The Machinists Union says it&#39;s surprised and disappointed to hear of plans by Congress to hold a hearing next week over the federal labor lawsuit against Boeing.&nbsp;</p><p>The National Labor Relations Board has filed suit against the aerospace giant claiming the company moved manufacturing facilities to South Carolina to avoid unionized workers.&nbsp; A hearing on that issue starts Tuesday morning in Seattle.&nbsp; Now the NLRB&#39;s attorney is being summoned to a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government later in the week.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 22:52:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1821 at http://www.kplu.org Union cries foul over U.S. House plans for Boeing hearing Three SC Boeing employees file to take part in NLRB suit http://www.kplu.org/post/three-sc-boeing-employees-file-take-part-nlrb-suit <p>Three employees at Boeing Co.&#39;s North Charleston, South Carolina plant want roles in a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board.</p><p>Meredith Going Sr., Dennis Murray and Cynthia Ramaker say in a motion filed Wednesday that they are sure to lose their jobs if the federal agency is successful in its suit against Boeing and the plant shuts down. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:49:48 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1773 at http://www.kplu.org Three SC Boeing employees file to take part in NLRB suit