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Stories by Bruce Vail
Bruce Vail is a Baltimore-based freelance writer who covers labor and business.
After Public Radio Station Hires Notorious Union-Buster, Employees Likely to Lose Union Vote
Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: In These Times
The onslaught against labor continues.
Does Anything Stop Your Bosses from Reading Your Emails If They Really Want to?
Posted on: Jul 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Nevada is the 11th state to enact password protection legislation designed to ensure online privacy for workers.
If This Ruling Goes Against Labor, Union Organizing Could Get Even Harder
Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: In These Times
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon review a case on “neutrality” agreements in union campaigns, which could make organizing more difficult.
Workers Win Battle Over Employer Crackdowns on Social Media
Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: In These Times
A grocery store chain threatened to fire workers for talking about their jobs on Facebook and Twitter--but the workers took their fight to the NLRB, and won.
Hostess Brands Uses Bankruptcy Court to Screw Workers Out of Pensions, Benefits
Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: In These Times
A judge allows the company to cancel its union contracts; on the same day, the Twinkie-maker sends lay-off notices to all 18,500 workers.
2 Years After Upper Big Branch Disaster, Coal Baron Blankenship Is Gone. What Else Has Changed?
Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: In These Times
As families of dead miners mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster, there is little consolation in the way of improved safety laws or reforms.
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