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  •  There ARE no fines (1+ / 0-)
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    Back pay is the only penalty, assuming the person got fired (had to be on staff first) then they get back pay less any wages they made, which are then deducted from the award.  They get their job back also.  But, if the employer fires them the next day, the same rule applies.  

    Sometimes it is ten YEARS before awards are made.

    "The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day" - S.Gompers

    by Copp on Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 03:40:08 PM PDT

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    •  They look at it the same way as a fine (1+ / 0-)
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      if they even pay it (I know nurses fired over 25 years ago for trying to organize a union and they haven't seen a dime).  As for getting a job back in a poisonous work environment getting the worst hours, worst duty assignments, and management watching every move to justify firing you again - fagedaboutit.

      In the mean time, the employer usually stops the union and scares anyone from trying to organize for a really long time.

      The rules look good, they're just not enforced.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 10:26:49 PM PDT

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