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NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

Walmart ordered to pay $188 million in Pennsylvania wage theft lawsuit

Walmart's labor practices are not doing so well in court lately. Last week, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Walmart illegally intimidated workers. This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a lower court verdict...Show More Summary

How the NLRB may expand responsibility for labor violations

Reuters The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to rule soon on if, and how, companies can be held responsible for labor violations carried out by their contractors or franchisees - a move that could have far-reaching implications for businesses.

Thanks to Labor Board Ruling, You Can Now Use Company Email to Organize a Union

This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and a rule that could make organizing a union significantly easier for American workers. First, yesterday the Board recognized that email is one of the primary ways that workers communicate, and that its case law and election rules needed to reflect this reality. The […]

Divided National Labor Relations Board Upsets 30-Year Precedent on Deferral to Arbitration

In a case in which NAM filed an amicus brief, a sharply divided NLRB issued a 3-2 decision in BabcockRead the Rest...

Walmart Guilty of Illegally Intimidating Workers, Judge Rules

The decision from a National Labor Relations Board ordered the retail giant to stop retaliating against workers who want to join a union. Image: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com The post Walmart Guilty of Illegally Intimidating Workers, Judge Rules appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Employees Can Use Work Email for Union Activities: NLRB

Can employees be disciplined for using a work email account to discuss or conduct union activities? A 2007 decision of the National Labor Relations Board called Register Guard said that a facially neutral email policy prohibiting all "nonjob-related solicitations" didn't violate the National Labor Relations Act. Last week, the NLRB......

Why You Hope Employees Use Email to Attempt Union Organizing...

Did you hear? Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems. Here's a tast of the ruling by the NLRB. Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use...

NLRB and labor law roundup

The National Labor Relations Board has been so hyperactive lately reshaping the law for the benefit of labor unions that it gets a roundup all to itself: NLRB announces new right to use employer’s email system for union organizing [Daniel...Show More Summary

New labor board will keep bosses from stalling union elections

The National Labor Relations Board finally issued its long-in-the-works rule speeding up union representation elections. Currently, employers can drag out the election process by withholding information from organizers and with frivolous...Show More Summary

The 8 Amici (Part 2): Review of 4 More Briefs Opposing Breach of Joint-Employer Precedent

Joint Employer—Eight Amici for the Employers In total, 17 amicus briefs were submitted in June 2014, in the seminal National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case on joint employers.

Quickie Gifts to Big Labor

The Wall Street Journal The National Labor Relations Board has issued some of the Obama Administration’s worst cases of executive overreach and shows no sign of relenting. This week the NLRB jammed through two more union favors, handing Big Labor the tools to make it easier to organize new work sites, and exerting jurisdiction over almost every employer-run email system.

Worker Advocate Blasts Obama Labor Board Rule Change

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) again issued new regulations that give union organizers the upper hand over independent-minded employees during unionization elections.

Union has multiple legal concerns regarding new conduct policy

The NFL Players Association intended to scrutinize immediately the new personal conduct policy for terms that permit potential legal challenges, either through arbitration or a claim with the National Labor Relations Board. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA has identified multiple specific areas of concern and communicated those concerns to the…

Walmart illegally threatened and punished worker activists, judge rules

Walmart broke labor laws by intimidating and retaliating against worker activists at two California stores, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled this week: In a decision made public on Wednesday, Geoffrey Carter, an N.L.R.B.Show More Summary

Purple Haze, Seeing Red and Feeling Blue: The NLRB’s Crippling Overreach in Two Recent Actions

The National Labor Relations Board’s two recent actions cast aside decades of established practice and precedent. This disregard for the legal wisdom of consistency has become the norm for the three left-wing members who rule the NL...

NLRB Expected to Issue a ‘Rush’ of Decisions by Mid-December

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal The National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue a raft of decisions before the mid-December departure of one of its members, with rulings important to businesses, unions and university athletics potentially among them.

Board Ignores Input on Ambush Rule

Today, the National Labor Relations Board thumbed its nose at businesses and individuals who expressed serious concerns with their proposedRead the Rest...

NLRB rules for workers on e-mail

Philly.com In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company e-mail accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time.

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