Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Unions have recently jumped at the chance to criticize companies over executive compensation, and contend that companies that receive bailout money have a duty not to oppose union organizing efforts. While the populist tack may have some appeal, it won't translate to greater leverage for unions at the bargaining table, lawyers say.
When companies take federal bailout money, they are also taking on heightened responsibilities to their workers, according to Teamsters union representative Leigh Strope.
The companies that are getting bailed out under the Troubled Assets...
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