|Oct. 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
Having just observed the eighth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, it's worth considering how much we have become accustomed to enhanced security measures in our day-to-day lives.
With membership at its lowest point in over 60 years, unions are steadfastly proving they still know how to play politics. Organized labor has recently taken steps to reinforce its ranks through legislation, introducing significant reform efforts such as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The Act, in effect, would eliminate secret ballot elections from the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) related to union organizing, substitute card check verification instead, and make employer neutrality mandatory in the electoral process. Since its introduction, EFCA has garnered substantial support from lawmakers, workers'-rights groups, scholars, and even religious leaders. But management and union opinion remains widely divergent on the force and breadth of this legislation, as evidenced by a large volume of academic discourse and media coverage.
Issues of student sexuality have been emerging in private schools for the last five years or so.