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
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...
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 […]
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
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
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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 […]
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
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.
In its recent decision in Columbia University, the National Labor Relations Board by a 3-1 vote granted graduate student assistants at private universities the right to form labor unions and to collectively bargain. For all but a few...Show More Summary
Yes, graduate students who work are WORKERS. The National Labor Relations Board has re-settled the question of whether graduate student workers are primarily students or workers and decided…they can be both.
Just over one year ago, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University's college football players. At the time of the Northwestern University decision,the National Labor Relations Board skirted the issue of whether undergraduate college students could constitute "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act. Instead, [...]
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that grad students working at private universities can form unions, something that the universities themselves have fought tooth-and-nail for years, with elite universities posted FAQs explaining...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 that graduate students at other private universities working as research or teaching assistants qualify as employees, and as such have the right to unionize. Columbia University,...Show More Summary
The National Labor Relations Board finally got out of its own way after a decade of dithering, and ruled this week that grad students who double as teaching and research assistants who work at private universities do, in fact, have the right to organize and press their employers for better pay and working conditions. Show More Summary
In a ruling that could disrupt many students’ educations, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled student assistants at private universities and colleges can unionize, collectively bargain over working conditions, and go on strike. Legally,...Show More Summary
According to the George W. Bush-era National Labor Relations Board, graduate students at private universities didn’t count as employees of those universities, no matter how much employment-type work they did. That means those students couldn’t unionize. Show More Summary
By Deirde Fulton / Common Dreams The National Labor Relations Board announced that a previous ruling—that graduate workers are not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students—was flawed.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that graduate students can be considered employees at private universities. Any grad student who works as a teaching or research assistant now has far more power in their position. The 3-1 decision would allow grad students to unionize and negotiate for better benefits from their universities. Show More Summary
In a victory for student teaching assistants nationwide, the National Labor Relations Board ruled today that graduate students can unionize. [ more › ]