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The government's labor agency has filed a formal complaint against WeWork

Labor issues continue to plague $16 billion co-working startup WeWork. WeWork, which aims to build " beautiful, shared office spaces" with a community mindset, is now facing a formal complaint from the National Labor Relations Board. The...Show More Summary

NLRB upholds union’s right to support Israel boycott

The National Labor Relations Board has reaffirmed its dismissal an unfair labor practice charge brought by an Israeli law firm against a U.S. union, the United Electrical Workers, over its support of protests against Israeli policies including the union’s endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) movement. Show More Summary

Occupational Health News Roundup

An in-depth look at the troubling experiences of women in the trucking industry; a group of Teamsters are stopped by police for leafleting in Georgia; new National Labor Relations Board ruling a win for temp workers; and researchers reveal a big gender wage gap among physicians in academic medicine.

As labor board scrutinizes WeWork on wages, a 'corporate theft' case emerges

NEW YORK — Shared workspace provider WeWork is fighting a battle on two fronts. The National Labor Relations Board is currently examining at least three complaints against the New York-based company over unpaid wages to former staff....Show More Summary

The Activist NLRB and the Future of Organized Labor

Shaun Richman asks a fundamental question: When the hell did the federal government get bolder than most labor unions about asserting the legal rights of workers? On Monday, in a 3-1 ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a Bush the Younger-era precedent that gave employers a say over whether temporary and subcontracted workers […]

In-N-Out Can’t Stop Workers From Wearing ‘Fight for $15’ Pins

The National Labor Relations Board has spoken In-N-Out was just admonished by the National Labor Relations Board over the Fight for $15, but it’s got nothing to do with how they pay their employees. The California-based burger chainShow More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Brad Delong: Here’s a round table of views about “The Vulnerability of American Politics to Demagogues.” Lawyers, Guns and Money: Here’s a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that could be a big win for unions. Cognitive Dissonance: Here’s one approach to unseating Paul Ryan, the “Biggest. Show More Summary

The NLRB strikes another blow against employers shortchanging workers

Labor regulators have had their hands full keeping track of all the methods employers use to disavow responsibility for their employees. In a decision issued Monday, the National Labor Relations Board drew a firm line through one maneuver that has hamstrung union organizing in shops that employ...

Microsoft ask Labor Board to throw out 2015 ‘Contract Labor’ ruling

Microsoft has asked a federal court to throw out an August 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board that extended the responsibility of companies for contract workers, which could require companies to have liability for workers hired by contractors. The case, which “expanded the test for joint employment beyond whether a company had ‘direct […]

Appeals court upholds workers' right to a union vote without delays and stalling tactics

A federal appeals court has upheld a National Labor Relations Board move modernizing and streamlining union representation elections. The rule, which business lobby groups like the American Builders and Contractors and the National Federation...Show More Summary

Would Academic Life Collapse if Grad Students Could Bargain?

Now that the National Labor Relations Board is considering the question of graduate student unionization again, we’re beginning to see people write pieces suggesting that academic life would collapse if graduate students had bargaining rights. If there’s any use to this particular one (by Jonathan Gartner, who is, as best as I can tell from... Read more »

Will WeWork drop arbitration clause from employees' contracts?

NEW YORK — Days after WeWork announced that it was laying off seven percent of its employees, one particular firing from 2015 is causing a headache over at the co-working unicorn. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reportedlyShow More Summary

Taiwan study group baffled over blocked Geneva visit to UN

GENEVA (AP) — A Taiwanese labor relations professor complained Wednesday to the United Nations after a study group that she has regularly led was blocked from an International Labor Organization conference in Geneva. Li-chuan Liuhuang of Chung Cheng University wrote an open letter to ILO director-general Guy Ryder noting her group has had access to […]

The government says there's ‘merit’ in an ex-employee's charges against WeWork

The National Labor Relations Board, an independent government agency tasked with investigating unfair labor practices in the US, has found "merit" in certain charges against $16 billion "co-working" startup WeWork. The charges were brought...Show More Summary

Google fired an employee for criticizing the company in a private Facebook group, report says (GOOG, GOOGL)

A former Nest employee has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against both Nest Labs and Google. The complaint was filed on May 17 and includes several serious allegations, including that Nest coerced the employee...Show More Summary

New Economy, New Media - Same Old Power Relations

On the business pages in recent weeks we've learned about Amazon's "union avoidance techniques" that violate the spirit of the nation's labor laws (if not the letter); Valeant pharmaceutical corporation buying up the patents on two widely-used...Show More Summary

NLRB Can't Order Reimbursement of Court Costs

The National Labor and Relations Board has no unilateral power to order the reimbursement of attorneys and litigation expenses incurred during an NLRB meeting, according to the DC Circuit. Although the power of the board is wide and expansive, the power to issue a "pay up, or else" order does......

SAG-AFTRA ‘Files Charges’ Against Grey with the National Labor Relations Board

The complaint accuses the agency of using "a front company for producing non-union commercials."

Appeals Court Faults NLRB for Downplaying Pro-Union Threats to Workers

The National Labor Relations Board "abused its discretion" by downplaying "pro-union" threats against employees at a nursing care company during a union organizing drive, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

U.S. Government Says Employers Can’t Demand That Workers Be Happy

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

    “We can’t all be pie-eyed suck-ups who are eternally positive. Nor should we be,” wrote The Guardian. Caden Crawford / (CC BY-ND 2.0) In a victory for free speech, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in April that employeesShow More Summary

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