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Split Supreme Court: NLRB Must Have At Least 3 Members For Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The National Labor Relations Board must maintain a membership of at least three members to exercise any authority delegated by the full board, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17 ( New Process Steel, L.P. v. National Labor Relations Board , No. 08-1457...

Feds Settle Case Of Woman Fired Over Facebook Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Employers should think twice before trying to restrict workers from talking about their jobs on Facebook or other social media. That's the message the government sent on Monday as it settled a closely watched lawsuit against a Connecticut ambulance company that fired an employee...

NLRB Will Sue Arizona, South Dakota Over Union Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The National Labor Relations Board says it will move ahead with lawsuits seeking to invalidate state constitutional amendments in Arizona and South Dakota that require workers to hold secret ballot elections before a company can be unionized. The move comes after months of negotiations...

Players Call NFL A 'Cartel' In Court Filing

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a "cartel" in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout. In arguments filed in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, just minutes before Friday's midnight...

16 AGs Weight In On NLRB's Lawsuit Against Boeing

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) Attorneys general in 16 states weighed in Thursday on a federal lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that its complaint against Boeing Co. for building a South Carolina assembly plant hurts states' abilities to keep manufacturing jobs. The 16 attorneys...

Labor Board Lawyer: Boeing Lawsuit Helps All Workers

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - (AP) The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that while an NLRB complaint against Boeing Co. may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is aimed at protecting the rights of workers everywhere...

NBA Takes Legal Action Against Locked-Out Players

NEW YORK - (AP) With locked-out NBA players threatening to file an antitrust lawsuit, the league beat them to court. The league filed two legal claims on Tuesday against the NBA Players Association, an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit in federal district...