The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

More NLRB violations for UPMC
November 17, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

In the ongoing battle between healthcare giant UPMC and workers seeking to unionize, an Administrative Law Judge recently found that UPMC engaged in unfair labor practices in violation of Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by: 1. Denying non-employee organizers access to its cafeteria by causing the police to remove them while permitting other […]

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Attack on unions creates two Americas – one rich, one struggling
August 8, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

The level of inequality — which fell during the New Deal but has risen dramatically since the late 1970s — corresponds to the rise and fall of Unions in the United States. Take a look at this graph showing  union membership and the income share claimed by the richest 10 percent of Americans over time. […]

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War on the middle class
December 27, 2012
By: Charles Lamberton

“Right-to-work” laws weaken unions by making them provide services to union and nonunion members alike, without making all beneficiaries pay their fair share. By severely weakening unions, which are vital to strengthening the middle class and improving the economy, “right-to-work” laws have broad negative consequences.  Here are the key facts you need to know about […]

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