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    :: Friday, August 18, 2006 ::

    Union Members Are Confused and Angry At AFL-CIO's Response to NLRB Threat - LaborTalk By Harry Kelber
    The Economic Policy Institute says that as many as eight million of the nation's current and future workers could lose their right to belong to a union and the benefits of collect bargaining if the NLRB targets workers in 35 high-risk occupations (nurses, construction workers, technicians) by reclassifying them as supervisors.

    If the Labor Board decides to use phony reasons to 'upgrade' tens of thousands of workers to the status of supervisors, it would have a crippling effect on present and future organizing campaigns. It could slash union membership rolls even further. It could become the most damaging blow the labor movement has suffered in years.
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