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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 weeks 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

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

last monthNews : 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

2 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

3 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

Why should McDonald's be a joint employer? NLRB starts to provide answers

McDonald's tells its franchisees how to staff restaurants, when to clean the bathrooms and where partially completed orders should be placed on counters, an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board said Thursday. That operational nitty-gritty, along with the business consultants, scheduling...

Meet the government guys standing up for franchise workers and contractors

Richard Griffin swears he had no agenda when he came to serve as the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board two and a half years ago. "I didn’t come in with the idea that this needs to be addressed or that needs to be addressed, at all,” says Griffin, blue eyes gazing out […]

Will the Supreme Court now turn against employment arbitration?

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In a case involving Murphy Oil, the National Labor Relations Board contends that “a mandatory arbitration provision violates the National Labor Relations Act. That has been the position of the NLRB for some time now, notwithstandingShow More Summary

Even the NLRB can’t comply with federal labor law

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

An administrative law judge has ruled that in 2014 the National Labor Relations Board, when it moved its headquarters to a different building in Washington, D.C., failed to carry out its obligation under federal labor law to fully negotiate the terms of the move with the union representing its workers. Show More Summary

National Labor Relations Board Found Guilty of Unfair Labor Practice

As ye sow, so shall ye reap. Here’s the result of an unfair labor practice complaint filed against the National Labor Relations Board by the union of employees who work there. It gives as neat a picture of public sector collective bargaining as anything I’ve ever seen. It’s worth your time to read at least […]

Trump Las Vegas hotel is not letting up on its fight against its own workers

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Workers at the Donald Trump co-owned Trump International Hotel Las Vegas voted to unionize. When hotel management challenged the union vote, the National Labor Relations Board rejected the challenge. But the Trump Organization fights on—to deny its workers their right to organize. Show More Summary

Court Reverses NLRB, Says Stagehands Are Contractors Not Employees

Atlanta-area stagehands are contractors, not employees, the Eleventh Circuit ruled last week. In so doing, the court reversed a finding by the National Labor Relations Board that stagehands placed through Crew One Productions were employees entitled to union representation. Instead, the court found that Crew One exercised too little......

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