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NLRB gives labor a major win in subcontractor case

34 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday gave workers a major victory in a case over who's the boss when a big company hires a labor subcontractor to manage its workforce.

Stena Drilling Pleads Guilty Over Fatal 2012 Rig Accident Off Australia

Stena Drilling has pleaded guilty in Australia to charges related to a fatal accident on board its Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig in 2012 in which two people were killed. According to NOPSEMA, Australia’s national regulator...Show More Summary

Federal ruling strengthens bargaining power of franchise employees

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday expanded its joint-employer standard, potentially making it easier for unions to organize employees of franchisees and subcontractors by dragging large corporations to the bargaining ta...

Joint Employers

In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint employers of those workers. This is an enormously important decision because employers like the fast food industry (the case is actually about a waste […]

Labor Board Says Franchise Workers Can Bargain With Parent Company

4 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board makes it substantially easier for unions to bargain for higher wages and benefits.

The Labor Ruling McDonald's Has Been Dreading Just Became A Reality

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- McDonald's, Burger King and every other company that relies on a franchise business model just suffered the legal setback they've been fearing for years. The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Thursday that Browning Ferris Industries, a waste management company, qualifies as a "joint employer" alongside one of its subcontractors. Show More Summary

Lady Denied Boarding After Chugging Bottle Of Cognac At Beijing Airport

I think we can all relate to wanting to "maximize" value, whatever form that may come in. I've certainly been known to have a glass or two of Krug too many on a flight in the name of "maximizing value." But the truth is that there'sShow More Summary

Why can't college athletes unionize?

Five yards forward, five yards back, thank to the National Labor Relations Board.

U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

Message traffic related to Tom Ross dismissal

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

"You have four hundred twenty seven messages waiting for your attention": UNC alumna and parent, Maureen Anne Costello Dwyer, to board members, Jan. 26: “On our family’s behalf, I am writing to express our extreme concern and confusion regarding the UNC Board of Governor’s recent actions regarding UNC President Tom Ross. Show More Summary

Maybe Joining a Union Is Too Big a Step

On August 17, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), by a unanimous 5-0 vote (three Democrats, two Republicans), threw out a ruling that would have allowed Northwestern University football players to proceed with plans to join (or form) a labor union. Show More Summary

NYC review board can't see Eric Garner grand jury records, judge rules

A judge has once again blocked the release of sealed grand jury records related to the death of Eric Garner at the hands of New York City police officers last summer.

Labor Board Punts on Northwestern Football Case

Congress created the National Labor Relations Board in 1935 to administer national labor policy. For the most part, over eighty years of decision making, the Labor Board has protected the rights of employees to decide whether they wish to unionize or to remain non-union free. Show More Summary

McDonald's Could Soon Be Accountable for All of Its Employees

A new ruling could lead to sweeping changes in labor relations across the country. Are McDonald's franchise employees also the employees of the McDonald's corporation? Last week the National Labor Relations Board said yes, finding that McDonald's is a joint employer of restaurant workers hired at the fast food giant's franchises. Show More Summary

NLRB decision means no end, yet, to the 'student-athlete' myth

The movement to recognize college athletes as employees has suffered a major setback, with the National Labor Relations Board deciding Monday not to assert jurisdiction in the case of the Northwestern University football players seeking to unionize.

New On Our Music Industry Jobs Board: Sneak Attack Media, Steve Aoki's Dim Mac And More

Sneak Attack is looking for a Social Media Manager, Steve Aoki's Dim Mak wants to hire a Director of Public Relations plus Stones Throw Records and Billions are hiring. Find these and more on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board. HIRING? Here's how to post your job: You can also post...

College Athletes Just Lost a Big Battle. Here’s Where the NCAA Pay War Is Headed Next.

On Monday, a labor board decision put an end to the unionization bid by a group of Northwestern football players hoping to gain benefits through collective bargaining. But the National Labor Relations Board's move to dismiss the case by deferring judgment on narrow, jurisdictional grounds was, for some experts, a surprising result. Show More Summary

August 19 roundup

“Photos of Your Meal Could be Copyright Infringement in Germany” [Petapixel] National Labor Relations Board opts to dodge a fight with college football [Daniel Fisher, Forbes] Governor’s commission charged with recommending new redistricting...Show More Summary

College Football Players Deserve the Right to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ruled on Monday against a petition by football players from Northwestern University that sought to have them legally declared “employees” for the purpose of potentially unionizing. The NLRB...Show More Summary

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