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August 2016 Archives

College Teaching Assistants Gain Right to Organize

Since 2004 teaching assistants employed by colleges and universities were denied the right to organize and belong to unions by the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB is supposed to protect the right of employees to join, or refrain, from joining unions. How is it possible that the Board created by Congress to protect the right of working people to join unions disallowed almost 400,000 teaching assistants that right? Simple. It was a Republican Board. George Bush was President.

What types of workplace discrimination exist in Michigan?

What types of workplace discrimination exist - and are illegal - in the state of Michigan? This could be a question on the minds of many local workers these days, as jobs may be scarce and workplace conditions less than ideal. Knowing what types of discrimination exist is important for those who may be affected by this harmful practice. Moreover, if one person in a workplace is being treated unfairly, chances are others are, too.

Tenth Circuit Upholds Ruling in Favor of Trucker Safety

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Petition for Review of TransAm Trucking Inc. after the United States Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board ("ARB") confirmed an award of an Administrative Law Judge's decision finding that the trucking company violated the Surface Transportation Administration Act ("STAA") when it fired a trucker that unhooked his truck from the trailer in order to seek safety from frigid temperatures.

Social Security Disability benefits convert to retirement

It's not unusual nowadays to hear of people delaying retirement and working longer. With Michigan's uncertain economy and many people attempting to cope with the changing employment landscape, many in the workforce may be wondering how and when they can stop working. For workers who have suffered a disability, not working may not be a choice. These individuals face a lot of questions, but especially if they are near retirement age.

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