LABOR RELATIONS / UNIONS

NLRB: It's OK to F-bomb the boss on Facebook

06/02/2015
The NLRB has ordered an employer to reinstate an employee who was fired for posting an obscenity-laden rant about his supervisor on Facebook.

Police union election offers lessons for employers

05/18/2015
The highly publicized battle for the leadership of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis offers lessons for all employers with unionized workforces.

Has the decline of organized labor been mostly good or bad?

05/06/2015
Only 11.1% of Americans belonged to a labor union in 2013, down from 20.1% in 1983 and an all-time high of 34.8% in 1954.

NLRB rules against Pennsylvania-American Water

04/29/2015
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Pennsylvania-American Water Co. violated the National Labor Relations Act when it disciplined two Pittsburgh-area workers for refusing to cross a picket line. The board also censured the company for removing a union letter from a bulletin board.

House, Senate bills would short-circuit NLRB 'ambush' elections

04/20/2015
On the day new National Labor Relations Board rules took effect, dramatically speeding up the union election process, members of both houses of Congress introduced legislation to slow it back down.

NLRB's 'ambush' election rules take effect

04/16/2015

If you don’t have a plan in place to respond to a union organizing campaign, now’s a time to draft one. On April 14, controversial new National Labor Relations Board rules took effect, dramatically speeding up the time between initial filing of a union election petition and actual balloting.

NLRB releases rules for recently enacted 'ambush' elections

04/14/2015
The National Labor Relations Board has released guidance on how its new, controversial “ambush” election rules will work, and the procedures are as bad as many employers feared.

Waste company can't make workers pay for truck damage

04/06/2015
Three Middletown-based trash hauling businesses have settled with a labor union that says its members were wrongly made to pay for damage to garbage trucks.

Can I refuse to hire union members?

03/10/2015
Q. I am considering hiring an applicant to work at my steel refinery. The only problem is that he is affiliated with a local trade union, and I am doing everything I can to keep my business union-free. Can I refuse to hire him for this reason?

'No' vote on ambush union elections

03/10/2015
The Senate voted March 4 to spike a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule that critics say promotes “quickie” union elections.

Appeal of firing doesn't give worker more time to sue

03/03/2015
Employees who use a post-­termination appeal process don’t have a pass to miss EEOC filing deadlines. The clock doesn’t wait to start ticking until the appeal process is finished. They still have to file their agency complaints within 300 days of discharge.

NLRB piles on joint-employer charges against McDonald's

02/18/2015
The National Labor Relations Board has upped the ante in its ongoing effort to brand McDonald’s USA a joint employer along with its franchisees in a series of claims that the fast-food giant engages in unfair labor practices.

NLRB: Workers get to decide on locations to be unionized

02/18/2015
If you are in the health care industry and have several facilities, it might be convenient to have one union represent all your employees. Just don’t expect the National Labor Relations Board to buy that argument.

BLS report: Union membership continues its slow decline

02/16/2015
The percentage of U.S. workers who belong to a labor union fell again in 2014, dropping to 11.1%, down 0.2 percentage points from 2013.

Union-Organizing Efforts

01/20/2015

HR Law 101: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) applies strict rules of conduct to employers during union-organizing campaigns. But whether you choose to accept the union or resist it, you can still exercise your rights effectively. Or, if a union has already won a representation election in your organization, you need to know how to prevent the union from encroaching on your management rights ... 

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