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THE HILL: Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama. The National Labor Relat…

THE HILL: Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become a lightning rod for controversy under President Obama, with its aggressive actions fueling sustained warfare between business and labor. From the labor board’s bitter fight with Boeing, to the creation of new union election rules, the […]

NLRB: we’re coming after franchisors and subcontractors

In a long-feared ruling, the Obama National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a company that employs subcontractors or engages in franchising can over a wide range of situations be deemed a “joint employer” for purposes of liability...Show More Summary

US companies ruled liable for franchisees’ labour relations

The ruling could apply well beyond companies that rely on contractors and staffing agencies, extending to companies with large numbers of franchisees, the Times stated. The case is Browning-Ferris Industries Co, U.S. National Labor Relations Board, No. 32-RC-109684. The more expansive “joint employer” definition articulated in the BFI case will likely make it easier for

NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare.

Obama’s Labor Board Rules against McDonald’s and in Favor of Unionization

More on the specifics by the Free Beacon: President Obama’s top labor arbiter dealt a blow to the franchise business model on Thursday. The National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, issued a decision holding national corporations accountable for the actions of subcontractors and franchises that operate under the company umbrella. The Browning Ferris v. Teamsters Local 350 […]

Fast-Food Workers Just Won a Major Victory in Their Fight to Unionize

More power to the people. The job of being a McDonald's executive just got a little bit harder: The National Labor Relations Board officially ruled yesterday, in an outcome the Golden Arches higher-ups had dreaded for some time, that...Show More Summary

NLRB Joint Employer Ruling, Good for Workers and Businesses

The National Labor Relations Board in the Browning-Ferris Industries case revised standards for determining joint-employer status on Thursday. The Board found that Browning-Ferris Industries was a joint-employer of workers hired by a contractor to staff the company's recycling center. Show More Summary

Fast-Food Workers Are One Crucial Step Closer to Unionizing

The ruling allows employees of McDonald's, Burger King, and other franchises to negotiate with the parent company. Late yesterday the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-2 that contract workers and employees of franchised business units could negotiate with the parent company for better pay and benefits. Show More Summary

What the New Labor Ruling Means for You

The National Labor Relations Board ruling from Thursday will redefine how you do business. Here's what to expect.

A.M. Links: Democrats Growing Nervous About Hillary, Cruz and Trump Team Up, George W. Bush Visits New Orleans for Katrina Anniversary

2 days agoNews : Reason

Hillary Clinton's scandal-riddled campaign is starting to make many Democrats feel nervous. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up for a joint rally against the Iran deal. "The National Labor Relations Board, in a long-awaited ruling,...Show More Summary

NLRB gives labor a major win in subcontractor case

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday gave workers a major victory in a case over who's the boss when a big company hires a labor subcontractor to manage its workforce.

Federal ruling strengthens bargaining power of franchise employees

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday expanded its joint-employer standard, potentially making it easier for unions to organize employees of franchisees and subcontractors by dragging large corporations to the bargaining ta...

Joint Employers

In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint employers of those workers. This is an enormously important decision because employers like the fast food industry (the case is actually about a waste […]

Labor Board Says Franchise Workers Can Bargain With Parent Company

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board makes it substantially easier for unions to bargain for higher wages and benefits.

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been fearing for years. The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Thursday that Browning Ferris Industries, a waste management company, qualifies as a "joint employer" alongside one of its subcontractors. Show More Summary

Why can't college athletes unionize?

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Five yards forward, five yards back, thank to the National Labor Relations Board.

U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

Maybe Joining a Union Is Too Big a Step

On August 17, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), by a unanimous 5-0 vote (three Democrats, two Republicans), threw out a ruling that would have allowed Northwestern University football players to proceed with plans to join (or form) a labor union. Show More Summary

Labor Board Punts on Northwestern Football Case

Congress created the National Labor Relations Board in 1935 to administer national labor policy. For the most part, over eighty years of decision making, the Labor Board has protected the rights of employees to decide whether they wish to unionize or to remain non-union free. Show More Summary

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