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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

Virginia Governor Vetoed House Bill 18, Franchise Industry Fumes

The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to struggle with a recent joint-employer ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that impacts franchisors and franchisees nationwide.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules That Musicians In Freelance Orchestras Are Employees, Not Contractors

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The 3-0 opinion from the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals upholds a finding by the National Labor Relations Board against the management of the Lancaster (PA) Symphony Orchestra, which maintained that its musicians were independent contractors and thus had no right to unionize.

USC violated labor rules by interfering with union vote, federal report says

USC officials violated federal labor rules by interfering with a high-profile vote to decide whether hundreds of its faculty members should form a union, according to a stinging report from the National Labor Relations Board that calls for a new election. The report says USC undermined the possibility...

UAW election by set of VW Tennessee workers upheld by NLRB

By Bernie Woodall (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board voted 2-1 to uphold a December election by a small group of workers at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant to join the United Auto Workers, the NLRB announced on Wednesday. Show More Summary

National Labor Relations Board declines VW's union challenge

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday declined to take up Volkswagen's challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

Trump hotel workers in Las Vegas officially unionized despite threats and intimidation

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

More than 500 Las Vegas hotel workers employed at Trump International Hotel voted to unionize last December and, despite Trump's stonewalling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has certified that union. The newly unionized workers...Show More Summary

Ex-Judge says Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee was Pro-Labor Union

There you go; Merrick Garland is not as moderate as the media said he is: Garland ruled in favor of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the nation’s highest federal labor arbiter, on 18 of 22 cases and even when he sided with employers he demonstrated “an outlook that is generally favorable to union activity,” […]

Trump Las Vegas Hotel faces federal complaint for violating workers' union rights

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas recently lost its claim that workers were intimidated by the Culinary Workers Union into voting to join the union. Now the hotel faces a National Labor Relations Board complaint for just the kind...Show More Summary

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