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Philip Miscimarra, Former NLRB Chairman, Rejoins Morgan Lewis

Philip Miscimarra will return to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius after his nearly five-year stint as a National Labor Relations Board member.       

Google's firing of James Damore was legal, labor board says - CNET

The US National Labor Relations Board says Google fired the author of a controversial diversity memo not to silence a dissenter, but over "unprotected discriminatory statements."

This Labor Board Case Could Carry Broad Implications for Gig Economy

A federal labor case involving worker classification at an Indiana medical supply delivery company could have broader implications for the on-demand economy, as the National Labor Relations Board looks for input from the business community and labor advocates.       

Labor Board Found Google Was Within Its Rights To Fire Author Of Anti-Diversity Memo

Google did not violate labour law by firing James Damore, the author of a memo that argued women were biologically less capable to work in software engineering than men, according to an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. More »      

National Labor Relations Board rejected Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly

A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the...Show More Summary

Inside the Trump Administration’s Plan to Shrink the NLRB

Labor rights advocates are alarmed by a proposal to centralize more control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and shrink its network of regional offices. Widely viewed as another effort by appointees of President Donald Trump to reverse some union-friendly policies promoted by Obama appointees, the proposal is […]

Trump NLRB Appointee Behind Major Anti-Union Ruling Accused of Corruption

An anti-union policy decision from President Donald Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointees appears to be tainted by a violation of ethics standards, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is joining unions in demanding answers. Show More Summary

Tronc That! Los Angeles Times Journalists Vote To Unionize

In a first for the 136-year-old Los Angeles Times, editorial workers have voted to join a union. The overwhelming vote of 248-44 was certified today by the National Labor Relations Board. Voting began earlier this month. The employees...Show More Summary

GOP-led labor board delivers major blow to workers’ rights in case against McDonald’s

In September, the National Labor Relations Board tilted to a 3-2 GOP majority for the first time in ten years. Thus began a series of Obama-era policy reversals that previously strengthened worker protections. By December, the NLRB overturned the Obama-era “Browning-Ferris” rule. The landmark rule had made it easier for employees to hold companies liable […]

Outgoing NLRB Chair Miscimarra Leads Attack on Working People's Rights

Outgoing NLRB Chair Miscimarra Leads Attack on Working People's Rights On Dec. 16, 2017, National Labor Relations Board Chair Philip Miscimarra’s term came to an end. In the final days before the end of his term, a series of 3-2 decisions...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Taking Voter Suppression to the Workplace

A Republican party that survives through voter suppression may be replicating its model in the workplace. In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited public commentary on a possible revocation of a rule that makes employers provide union organizers with contact information for workers in advance of a representation election. Show More Summary

Trump names lawyer at firm advising him as pick for labor board

last monthNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump plans to nominate as his choice to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board a labor lawyer and partner at a law firm that has advised him and the Trump Organization on taxes since 2005. The White House said on Friday that John Ring, a partner at Morgan Lewis...

“NLRB restores sanity to its rules on employee handbooks and joint employment”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Some seriously good news, finally, from the National Labor Relations Board, which had hurtled left in recent years but now has a majority of Republican appointees: 1) it overturned its notorious Browning-Ferris rule, which had threatened...Show More Summary

McDonald’s can’t dodge its illegal treatment of workers

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Corporate executives and industry lobbyists started cheering this month before the ink had even dried on a decision by the Trump administration’s National Labor Relations Board overturning an Obama-era “joint employer” standard....

The Trump Labor Board Just Made It Harder for Fast-Food Workers to Hold Corporate Bosses Accountable

On December 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a 2015 policy that had made it easier for workers—particularly fast-food workers—to unionize and challenge their employers over unfair labor practices. The Obama-era standard sprung from a 2013 case involving workers attempting to unionize at a recycling plant in Milpitas, Calif. Show More Summary

Seismic Changes Announced at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

Saturday marked the last day of Philip Miscimarra’s tenure as Chairman of the NLRB. While the Board was fully constituted with 5 members, it managed to release a passel of... The post Seismic Changes Announced at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appeared first on Shopfloor.

SAG-AFTRA Wins Back Jobs For Fired SBS Radio Hosts

In a major victory for the rights of workers to unionize, SAG-AFTRA today reached a nearly $500,000 settlement with the Spanish Broadcasting System in advance of a National Labor Relations Board ruling on the union's claim that eight...Show More Summary

Donald Trump, Union Buster

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency tasked with “encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining.” Under the Trump administration, however, it appears to have adopted a new mission: to incinerate...Show More Summary

Trump Delivers A Favor For The Fast-Food Industry

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

President Donald Trump’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board overturned a major precedent from the Obama years Thursday, delivering a blow to labor unions and a big win to McDonald’s and other large corporations.

NLRB overturns rule that made companies liable for franchisees' and contractors' workers

The National Labor Relations Board overturned a landmark Obama-era rule this week that had left companies vulnerable to lawsuits filed by employees of franchisees and contractors over labor violations. Groups representing companies in industries such as restaurants, retail and home construction...

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