Labor & Employment E-Note - September 12, 2013

In This Issue:

- A.F.L.- C.I.O. Seeks to Lure Nonunion Workers to Boost Ranks

- Appeals Court Affirms Unions Can Organize Smaller Units

- IRS to Begin Classifying Automatic Gratuities as Taxable Wages

- More Companies Tying Workers' Pay to Performance of Company

- Some Companies Offering to Help Parents Contribute to 529 Plan

- America's Biggest Corporations Shifting Retirees to Exchanges

- More Firms Cutting Off Health Coverage for Some Workers' Spouses

- Small Employers Concerned Over H-1B Visa Shortage

- Excerpt from A.F.L.-C.I.O. Seeks to Lure Nonunion Workers to Boost Ranks:

Richard L. Trumka, the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., has a bold plan to reverseorganized labor's long slide: let millions of nonunion workers -- and perhapsenvironmental, immigrant and other advocacy groups -- join the labor federation. Whenthe labor federation holds its convention in Los Angeles, he will ask its delegates for agreen light to pursue these ambitious reforms.

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