FairPoint Communications won a small victory in its ongoing fight with its union workers in northern New England as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected the unions' accusations that the service provider is bargaining in "bad faith."
The Wall Street Journal National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin gave labor unions an early Christmas gift Friday by charging McDonald’s as a joint-employer in dozens of alleged unfair labor practice complaints against its franchisees. Mr. Griffin appears to be teeing up the NLRB’s bigger bonanza that may come as early as Monday.
McDonald's and some of its franchise operators face 78 charges of labor law violations from the National Labor Relations Board. The charges, contained in 13 legal complaints issued on Friday, involve illegal retaliation against workers...Show More Summary
In a batch of cases that could become indescribably dangerous precedent for any business that operates on a franchise model, the National Labor Relations Board has filed 78 charges across 13 complaints against McDonald's USA, LLP, as well as its franchisees, as joint employers of allegedly aggrieved fast-food workers. Why......
In a victory for labor rights advocates and also sanity, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the McDonald's corporation, as a "joint employer," is actually responsible for all of the revenge firings and other reprisals by the company's franchisees in the wake of fast food workers protesting for better wages. Read more...
Businesses are very, very sad because the National Labor Relations Board did not tip the balance of workplace power toward them even further when it ruled for faster union elections. Last Friday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued long-awaited new rules to modernize and streamline union certification elections and to eliminate the worst cases […]
McDonald's has been slapped with dozens of charges by the National Labor Relations Board for violating labor laws, with the NLRB arguing that the company and some of its franchises threatened employees who protested low wages. [ more › ]
McDonald’s and some of its franchisees retaliated against workers who participated in protests and other demonstrations over hours and working conditions, the National Labor Relations Board said today, in announcing several complaints...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A lawyer from the U.S. National Labor Relations Board on Friday filed complaints against McDonald's Corp and its franchisees for alleged labor violations. NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin filed 13 complaints against the company and its franchisees from New York to Los Angeles, the board said. Show More Summary
Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......
Walmart's labor practices are not doing so well in court lately. Last week, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Walmart illegally intimidated workers. This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court verdict...Show More Summary
Reuters The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to rule soon on if, and how, companies can be held responsible for labor violations carried out by their contractors or franchisees - a move that could have far-reaching implications for businesses.
This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and a rule that could make organizing a union significantly easier for American workers. First, yesterday the Board recognized that email is one of the primary ways that workers communicate, and that its case law and election rules needed to reflect this reality. The […]
In a case in which NAM filed an amicus brief, a sharply divided NLRB issued a 3-2 decision in BabcockRead the Rest...
The decision from a National Labor Relations Board ordered the retail giant to stop retaliating against workers who want to join a union. Image: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com The post Walmart Guilty of Illegally Intimidating Workers, Judge Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Can employees be disciplined for using a work email account to discuss or conduct union activities? A 2007 decision of the National Labor Relations Board called Register Guard said that a facially neutral email policy prohibiting all "nonjob-related solicitations" didn't violate the National Labor Relations Act. Last week, the NLRB......
Did you hear? Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Here's a tast of the ruling by the NLRB. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use...
The National Law Review Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued two major edicts.
The National Labor Relations Board has been so hyperactive lately reshaping the law for the benefit of labor unions that it gets a roundup all to itself: NLRB announces new right to use employer’s email system for union organizing [Daniel...Show More Summary
The National Labor Relations Board finally issued its long-in-the-works rule speeding up union representation elections. Currently, employers can drag out the election process by withholding information from organizers and with frivolous...Show More Summary