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Graduate students vote to unionize at Yale University

Graduate students from a half dozen departments at Yale University have voted to form unions. Elections were administered Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board for graduate students in nine … Click to Continue »

Trump's new labor nominee did some shady stuff as a George W. Bush appointee

Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump’s new pick for labor secretary, is a much more traditional choice than the failed nomination of fast food CEO Andy Puzder. Acosta has government experience, including at the National Labor Relations Board...Show More Summary

Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration

In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against delivery service Postmates which challenged the legality of the company’s mandatory arbitration agreement between it and its contractors. In Postmates’ fleetShow More Summary

Senate hearing ahead, labor nominee has been there before

Acosta, who would be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet, has won confirmation to the National Labor Relations Board, as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney in Miami. Almost immediately,...Show More Summary

Trump's New Pick for Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta

The Bush administration veteran, who served on the National Labor Relations Board and the Justice Department, is a conservative choice who would give the Trump cabinet its first Hispanic member.

Trump to name ex-labor board member Acosta as labor secretary

last weekNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump will nominate former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, an administration official said on Thursday, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew. Trump is scheduled to announce his pick on Thursday at a...

Trump to announce new labor secretary pick

Alexander Acosta, former National Labor Relations Board member, replaces Andrew Puzder, an official says.

REPORT: Shortlist for Puzder replacements: “Potential candidates, according to a White House offic…

REPORT: Shortlist for Puzder replacements: “Potential candidates, according to a White House official, are former National Labor Relations Board members Peter Kirsanow and R. Alexander Acosta; Joseph Guzman, an assistant professor at Michigan State University; and Catherine Templeton, former head of the South Carolina labor department.”

National Labor Relations Board Counsel: Private College Football Players Are Employees, Can Seek Pay

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Pictured above are players from Notre Dame and Duke — two of 17 private colleges and universities who compete in the college Football Bowl Subdivision, the sport's highest collegiate level.

NLRB counsel: Football players at private FBS schools are employees

The NLRB's general counsel said athletes are employees according to the National Labor Relations Act

Court Upholds Hospital's Non-Union Hiring

Reversing a decision by the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals court has upheld a hospital group's preference for hiring non-union workers at its non-union hospitals. The First Circuit Court of Appeal said the NLRB did not have substantial evidence for its finding that the hospital group unfairly preferred......

SAG-AFTRA Gets Big Win In Campaign To Unionize Telemundo

The National Labor Relations Board has given the greenlight for performers at Telemundo to vote on whether they want to be represented by SAG-AFTRA in contract negotiations – a major first step in SAG-AFTRA's campaign to unionize the...Show More Summary

MA: VTA Union Contract Stuck in Slow Lane

Talks may begin again soon for bus drivers with the Vineyard Transit Authority after a National Labor Relations Board ruling last year that the company that provides drivers and administrative services for the contract violated federal law.

Trump Organization Moves to Avoid Possible Labor Conflicts

Two agreements reduce the probability that the National Labor Relations Board will be asked to adjudicate disputes between workers and the company.

Columbia Challenges Grad Students' Vote To Unionize

Less than a month after Columbia University graduate students voted to unionize?the first private university graduate student group to do so since the National Labor Relations Board enshrined the right in August?Columbia is challenging the vote, urging the NLRB to schedule a new election. [ more › ]

Guitar Center Found Guilty of Union-Busting, Workers Call for a Day of Action

In a victory for Guitar Center workers' ongoing unionization effort, the National Labor Relations Board? has ruled against the company’s illegal anti-union activities.

2nd Cir. Adopts NLRB Standard for Bargaining Units

The Second Circuit has adopted the National Labor Relations Board's organizational standards for proposed unions. In applying a two-part test, the court joined other federal jurisdictions to evaluate whether proposed collective bargaining units consist of employees who share a "community of interests" and do not "arbitrarily exclude other employees." The......

Bridgewater Settlement with Labor Board on Worker Rights Stays Secret

The National Labor Relations Board had accused the firm, world’s largest hedge fund, of “restraining and coercing” employees from exercising their rights.

NLRA Doesn't Preempt Local 'Right to Work' Laws, 6th Says

The National Labor Relations Act, in order to create a nationally uniform corpus of labor law, generally preempts labor regulation on the state and local level. There are exceptions, however, including the ability for states to adopt "right to work" laws. But does that state exemption extend down to......

Trump Poised to Reshape Labor Board, Lawyers Say

The election of Donald Trump is likely to mean big changes for the National Labor Relations Board, potentially rolling back the Obama administration's agenda of expanding employee and union rights, according to employment litigators...

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