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New NLRB General Counsel's Position Can Alter Location of Striking Workers in Favor of Labor Unions

by J. Michael McGuire and Bryan O'Keefe Excerpt: In a labor union strike, the physical location of strikers in relationship to the employer's facility can impact the level of disruption to the employer's business and therefore the overall success-or failure-of the work stoppage...

Is There Such a Thing as Online Picket Lines? Not According to the NLRB

When is a picket line not a picket line? Apparently when the protests take place online, at least according to the NLRB’s opinion in Amalgamated Transit Union, Local Union No. 1433 (NLRB 2/12/14) [pdf] [ an enhanced version of this decision is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In the case,...