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Judge punctures Local 150 union's try to sue NLRB for moving to limit 150's use of inflatable rats to protest

By Scott Holland | May 17, 2019

A federal judge has deflated a legal action accusing the National Labor Relations Board of violating a union’s rights to free speech by moving to stop the union from using inflatable rats and banners to continuosly protest "rat contractors."

Judge: Union doesn't get to force IL public worker retirement funds to factor politics into investment decisions

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 21, 2019

A federal judge has rejected the attempt by a union to win a court order requiring a pension fund for Illinois local governmental workers to take the political views of companies into consideration when investing public pension funds, as the judge said the Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds’ current practices don’t violate the First Amendment rights of union members.

Union lawsuit claiming right to not represent non-union members could upset public labor relations: Attorney

By John Breslin | Mar 7, 2019

A labor union has won the right to move forward with a unique challenge that emerged in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year on whether non-union workers should pay fair share fees for representation. If it succeeds, the lawsuit could upset management-labor relations for government employers, a labor lawyer says.

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