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Today in Labor History
Dec. 19, 1984: Twenty-six men and one woman are killed in the Wilberg Coal Mine Disaster near Orangeville, Utah. The disaster has been termed the worst coal mine fire in the state’s history. Federal mine safety officials issued 34 safety citations after the disaster but had inspected the mine only days before and declared it safe.
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Updated: Dec. 20 (16:43)

Southwest Airlines Tentative Agreement Ratified
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
US Airways Mechanic & Related OCC Relocation Agreement Reached
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
December AMFA National Brief
AMFA Local 32
SWA AMT Negotiation Update #27
AMFA Local 32
Productivity Pay - Back-Pay Settlement Reached
AFA-CWA Local Council 57
Peanut Butter for the Holidays!
IBEW Local 483
 
     
Court: NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional *
Updated On: Jan 25, 2013

Jan. 25, 2013 | A federal appeals court said Friday that President Obama over-stepped his authority with a series of recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The case may wind up in the Supreme Court, and determine how far the president can go in appointing people whose nominations would be filibustered in the Senate…Senate Republicans had blocked Obama's appointed to the NLRB, calling them too pro-union. It's not known if the Supreme Court will step into this White House-Congress dispute. As it stands [now], the decision invalidates hundreds of decisions made over the past year by the NLRB. Read more at usatoday.com. [The three members of the appeals court are Republican appointees.] *Update: Here's a Teamster Nation post with interesting information about this development, including a prediction that the ruling will be overturned. Also, NLRB Chairman Pearce response to the ruling. Stay tuned.


 
 
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