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Prime Healthcare ordered to pay $6.5 million in back wages

In a ruling last week, the National Labor Relations Board ordered Prime Healthcare Services, the owner of several Southern California hospitals, to pay back wages to laboratory technicians, clerks and pharmacists, among other employees. The chain owes $6.5 million to 500 workers at Encino Hospital...

Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to NLRB scrutiny

A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide. As part of a ruling that … Click to Continue »

A Critical Eye on Wall Street’s Secrets

The National Labor Relations Board has challenged some parts of the employee contracts at the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, including the confidentiality agreement.

NLRB Ruling Frees College Athlete Twitter, Opens New Avenue To End Amateurism

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

For today, a recent memo sent out by the National Labor Relations Board means Twitter users will be treated to the unfiltered thoughts of private school college athletes; for the future, it means those athletes might actually get their just due. Read more...

U.S. labor board calls Northwestern athletes 'employees' in memo on 'unlawful' social media restrictions

A 15-word footnote by an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has added to the long-running debate over whether college football players are employees. The six-page advice memorandum issued last month called restrictions Northwestern placed on how football players used...

College coaches shouldn’t be able to control players’ social media, says federal agency

The ruling applies to Northwestern and 16 other FBS private schools. A new ruling handed down Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board has declared that it is “unlawful” for Northwestern football players to be governed by rulesShow More Summary

NLRB gives Northwestern football players right to tweet

In another step toward redefining the amateur status of college athletes, Northwestern has agreed to drop social media restrictions placed on football players after the National Labor Relations Board decided … Click to Continue »

The NLRB in the Partisan Era

I have a new piece up at Democracy Journal about the National Labor Relations Board in the partisan era. Roosevelt’s advisers intended for the NLRB to be a non-partisan agency; it drew most of its early appointees from government workers. Representing business, labor, and the public equally was in fact a prime goal of many […]

Supreme Court Preview: Hundreds of NLRB Complaints Are At Risk

An unusual statutory restraint on the appointment process for the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at the heart of a significant case about to be...

Morning Docket: 09.30.16

According to a labor relations suit filed in 2012, Donald Trump allegedly wanted to fire female employees of Trump National Golf Club in California, who he didn't think were pretty enough. The suit was settled without any admission of wrongdoing. Show More Summary

Trump Allegedly Wanted to Fire Female Golf Course Employees Who 'Weren't Pretty Enough'

According to a damning new report by the Los Angeles Times based on documents from a 2012 labor relations lawsuit and a separate retaliation claim, employees at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes spoke of a “toxic” work culture in which woman employees were either fired or pressured to quit if managers, or Trump himself, questioned their attractiveness. Read more...

The National Labor Relations Board Says Charter School Teachers Are Private Employees

DGLimages/Shutterstock T he National Labor Relations Board issued a pair of decisions in late August, which ruled that teachers at charter schools are private employees, therefore falling under the NLRB’s jurisdiction. The cases centered...Show More Summary

Unequal Justice Under Law: NAM Files Brief Challenging NLRB’s Permissive Discrimination

On September 2, 2016, the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit challenging a National Labor Relations Board...

D.R. Horton Rising: The Ninth Circuit Sides with the Seventh Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board on Class Action Waivers, in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit took sides in a major split within the U.S. Courts of Appeals over the enforceability of class arbitration waivers. In Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, No. 13-16599, Slip. Op. (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2016), the Ninth Circuit held that employers violate Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by […]

Board says Richmond Walmart strikers were wrongly punished

The National Labor Relations Board says six Walmart employees who held a peaceful 90-minute strike at a Bay Area store in 2012, protesting their employment status and an abusive supervisor, acted within their rights and were illegally...Show More Summary

This week in the war on workers: Are charter schools private corporations or public schools?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Are charter schools private corporations or public schools?  In two separate cases, the National Labor Relations Board says private corporations: In its recent decisions, both issued Aug. 24, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that...Show More Summary

34 Labor Day weekend TV marathons: From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Veronica Mars’

It’s a three-day holiday weekend and that means the cable guide is full of marathons. RELATED: Fall TV 2016: Where your favorite returning shows left off From reality TV like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Tiny House Nation” to classics like James Bond and “Golden Girls,” there’s something for everyone Labor Day weekend 2016. […]

Something for Teachers’ Unions to Ponder Over Labor Day Weekend

Teachers’ unions were very excited by two National Labor Relations Board rulings last month. The board concluded in both cases that charter schools were not “political subdivisions” and were thus subject to the National Labor Relations Act. In plain English, it means that unions and unionization efforts in charter schools are regulated by the federal […]

Ballots To Finally Be Counted In WGA’s Bid To Unionize Peacock Productions Producers

The National Labor Relations Board has finally ordered the counting of ballots cast more than three years ago to determine whether reality show producers at NBC News’ Peacock Productions want to be represented by the WGA East. Writer-producers...Show More Summary

National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools

The board's two recent decisions regarding charter schools in New York and Pennsylvania speak to a long-running national debate over whether charters are public institutions.

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