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U.S. National Labor Relations Board

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    NCAA Must Be Worried College Football Players Won Bid to Unionize

    After decades of exploiting football players as highly inexpensive labor, the clock may be officially ticking on the NCAA. Last year, it was the class action lawsuit settled out of court between college football players (past and present) and EA Sports for video game royalties. The Ed O'Bannon law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Will Houston Athletes Ever Get Paid to Play in College?

    TaShawn Thomas dreams of one day becoming a professional after college. He's a junior and a forward on the University of Houston's men's basketball team. Without his scholarship he wouldn't be in college, he says. With the money he receives his housing and food are paid for. Still, he thinks it wou ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Survival Skills

    Calling your boss a dick on Facebook might no longer be a fireable offense (but I wouldn't test it).

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Calling Your Boss a Dick on Facebook Might No Longer Be a Fireable Offense (But I Wouldn't Test It)

    The National Labor Relations Board, through a series of new rules governing small business and social media, has provided greater protections for employees who speak out against employers online. Expanding existing rules, the NLRB said, "workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Rick Perry Tries to Raise Money Off His Debate Disaster (with Video)

    Also forgot his "no more debates" plan.​When you've provided the signature moment of your doomed campaign in a national debate, what do you do? Try to make some money off it. Rick Perry stumbled badly -- like Gerald Ford badly, like Admiral Stockdale badly -- in last night's GOP debate. He c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    The Best and Worst Celebrity Endorsements

    What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?​A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Mail Call

    Buh-Bye, Garner; Nice Work?; Union Station

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Masters and Commanders

    A cruise is a great way to take a break — as long as you're not belowdecks

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Behind the Happy Face

    Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Going Baroque

    Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that won’t stay in the black

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Fat Chance

    When the weight can't come down, the linemen do

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Workers Reject a Union

    A January walkout fails to bring representation to Quietflex

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Awakening Giant

    Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.

  • Music

    August 14, 1997
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Shell Games

    Did the petrochemical giant fudge the facts to get rid of a pesky worker?

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Beneath the Dogs

    A court victory for laid-off Latino workers spotlights the harsh conditions in Houston's surplus of small plastics plants

  • News

    June 15, 1995
  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Born to Win ... or Lose?

    Can Drayton McLane bring Houston a World Series champion on a budget? Can Houston support major-league baseball to Drayton McLane's satisfaction? It's time to find out.

  • News

    May 26, 1994

    Hard Labor

    The employees of Allied Fibers came to America looking for work and freedom. They found work.

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