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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

5 days agoNews : 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last monthNews : 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...

The Republican-Led NLRB Just Had One of Its Biggest Weeks: What to Know

The Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board moved quickly this week to overturn a host of Obama-era panel decisions.       

Republicans Just Made It a Lot Harder for Restaurant Workers to Fight Big Chains

The ruling also makes it more difficult for employees to unionize. On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board, led by Trump appointee Philip A. Miscimarra, undid an Obama-era ruling that protected workers, including subcontractors, from labor law violations. Show More Summary

Labor Board Overturns Ruling That Protected Fast-Food Workers

The NLRB’s latest decision under the Trump administration, explained On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned an Obama-era policy that made it easier for workers — including many employees of fast-food and other chain restaurants — to unionize and otherwise challenge their employers over labor practices. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Was the More Dangerous Evil

The GOP is totally the worker’s party now: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled a controversial Obama-era decision late Thursday that put employers potentially on the hook for labor law violations committed by their subcontractors. In a 3-2 decision, the Republican controlled board overruled the board’s previous 2015 decision in a case, known as […]

Worker-friendly rule overturned by NLRB

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The National Labor Relations Board overturn an Obama era role making it easier for workers to sue franchise companies for franchisee violations.        

Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Unions Fight Chains

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Newly under Republican control, the National Labor Relations Board changed the standard for holding a company responsible for a franchisee’s practices.

Occupational Health News Roundup

An Oklahoma rehab center funnels forced free labor into private industry; the National Labor Relations Board reconsiders Obama-era union election rules; farmworkers at risk from California's wildfire smoke; and domestic workers organize for greater labor rights in Seattle.

Trump's NLRB Goes on 'Quest for Alternative Facts,' Obama-Era Member Says

A first step from federal labor regulators to unravel an Obama-era rule that sped up the power of employees to form unions was derided by a Democratic member of the National Labor Relations Board as a “notice and request for alternative facts.       

NLRB Denies Harvard’s Appeal In Graduate Student Union Election

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Harvard prevented a free and fair election on forming a graduate student union, clearing a path for another vote.

U.S. Labor Enforcer Issues Complaint Against Pasha Over Construction of New Ships

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency tasked with prosecuting unfair labor practices, has issued a complaint against The Pasha Group and certain of its subsidiaries for labor violations associated with two new...Show More Summary

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