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Labor-Management Relations

Union Organizing Dominated This Week’s Washington Agenda, as Boeing and the IAM Strike a Deal
This week saw significant news related to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) and its actions that may affect the way HR professionals respond to union organizing activities in the future.  [ More

Capitol Hill Update

Super Committee Fails to Agree on Deficit Plan; Payroll Tax Cut Extension Now Confronts Congress
On November 21, the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released a statement that the so-called “Super Committee” would not reach an agreement to stem the escalating federal debt by its November 23 deadline.  More ]

President Signs Into Law the ‘VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011’
On November 21, President Obama signed into law the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-56); legislation to encourage the hiring of military veterans. SHRM and other organizations have advocated for several of the changes to the various programs supporting veterans' employment that were included in the legislation.  [ More ]

2011 SHRM Leadership Conference

SHRM Volunteer Leaders Advocate on Capitol Hill
In conjunction with the 2011 Leadership Conference, over 300 SHRM members traveled to Capitol Hill on November 17 to meet with their senators and representatives and discuss key HR issues.  These meetings, coupled with others conducted throughout the country by members of the SHRM Advocacy Team, reflect the heightened interest SHRM members have in personally engaging public policymakers on workplace issues.  [ More ] 

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