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Court Upholds NLRB Union-Organizing Rule

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal A federal-district court has upheld a National Labor Relations Board rule that is expected to speed union-organizing elections, a blow to several business trade groups that sued to block ...

Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed

By Peter Schaumber, The Wall Street Journal You may have heard of the National Labor Relations Board’s new “ambush election” rule—so-called because it hurriedly schedules union elections within as little as two weeks, depriving employers of the time needed to learn about the union and express their views to employees.

Effects of NLRB’s Adoption of “Quickie Election” Rules

The National Law Review Amendments to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) election rules went into effect on April 14, 2015. The new rules have already had a major impact on the timing of and procedures for union elections.

Bill to exempt Indian tribes from NLRA moves to House

Reuters A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would exempt businesses owned by Indian tribes from the purview of the National Labor Relations Act, over objections from Democrats who say the measure is motivated by anti-union sentiment.

After 80 Years, Labor Law Needs Reform

Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) recently penned an op-ed that celebrates the 80th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act and praises the work of the National Labor Relations Board, which is charged with enforcing the Act. In same piece, she sharply criticizes attempts to reform the Act and Board.

Is the NLRB Planning an End Run Around the State Right to Work Laws?

The National Law Review As we have reported previously, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been making major changes to long-standing rules, interpretations, and applications of the National Labor Relations Act that it administers. Show More Summary

Common Sense Sometimes Matters: NLRB

The National Law Review With that deft opening to its opinion, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last week overturned yet another controversial decision of the National Labor Relations Board which prohibited AT&T Connecticut from barring its technicians from wearing t-shirts into customer homes that portrayed themselves as prisoners of their employer.

NLRB to Re-Visit Unionization of Temps . . . Again

JD Supra For decades prior to 2000, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) consistently found that a bargaining unit was inappropriate when the union sought a unit consisting of employees of one employer together with employees of a separate employer, unless all of the employers involved consented. Show More Summary

NLRB Signals It Is About to Make It Much Easier For Unions to Organize Temps and Contingent Workers – Temps and Regular Employees To Be Included in Same Bargaining Unit

The National Law Review The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) invited interested parties to submit amicus briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc. in connection with the Board’s reexamination of critical issues affecting the ability...Show More Summary

NLRB Considers Combining Employees, Contract Labor in Bargaining Units

The National Law Review The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), via today’s announcement, is inviting interested parties to submit briefs on whether it should permit bargaining units comprised of both regular employees and temporary workers provided by a staffing agency. Show More Summary

NLRB Upholds Racist Speech as Protected Activity Under Labor Relations Act

The National Law Review In a ruling which was a bit of a surprise to some in the employer community, a Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently concluded that racist a speech made during picketing of an employer qualified as protected activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).

Bizarre Sixth Circuit Decision Further Confuses NLRB’s Jurisdiction Over Tribal Enterprises

The National Law Review In its very odd July 1 decision in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations Board, all three judges on the three-judge panel concluded that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) should not apply to Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, an enterprise owned and operated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. Show More Summary

What Should Labor Law Do?

Today is the 80th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act. Of course, the NLRA is hardly working for workers these days, with regulatory capture and unfriendly court decisions creating a regime that keeps all the restrictions on workers and eliminates all the benefits. The extent to which labor should hope to keep using the […]

Union Organizers Praise NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules For Unionizing More Workers Faster

It has been barely over two months since the National Labor Relations Board enacted its controversial new rules to speed up union recognition elections and, already, union organizers appear thrilled with the progress. Dubbed the NLRB's...Show More Summary

NLRB Has Cleared Up Cases after Supreme Court’s Invalidation of 2012 Recess Appointments

The National Law Review In Noel Canning v. NLRB, the United States Supreme Court concluded that President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 (Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn) were invalid. Show More Summary

NLRB Backs Overruling of Anheuser-Busch, Expands Union Right to Witness Statements

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA Overruling a long-standing precedent, the National Labor Relations Board June 26 held that employers have no blanket right to deny union requests for access to witness statements that are secured during a company investigation.

In Budget Proposal Riddled With Anti-Union Measures, House Republicans Take Aim At National Labor Relations Board

By Cole Strangler, International Business Times House Republicans voted Wednesday to slash the budget of the federal agency that enforces the nation’s foundational labor laws and attached to the proposal a number of anti-union measures championed by industry lobbyists. Show More Summary

Franchises fear “devastating” change to their business model

If the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) succeeds in its aim of holding franchisors legally liable for labor law violations by franchisees, it’s likely to upend the terms on which small and fledgling operators gain access to marketplace...Show More Summary

Region 28?s Average Election Time Now 18 Days: Ambush at the NLRB

The National Law Review It's still too early to say which National Labor Relations Board regional office ultimately will lead the regions in the average shortest time between the filing of a certification petition and the conduct ofShow More Summary

Retailers Ask Congress to Curtail NLRB

By Chris Safran, The Washington Free Beacon The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) encouraged the House Appropriations Committee to use their power of the purse to address harmful efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to aid in the creation of micro unions and ambush elections.

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