When does a union protest turn from
lawful, protected conduct to unlawful harassment? A case decided yesterday by
the 6th Circuit provides some guidance.
Homes, Inc. v. Laborers' International Union of N. Am. (6th Cir. 8/2/11)
Yesterday, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in the Northwestern University football team's union bid. So, are college football players employees, or not? The NLRB drops back... annnnnd... it's a punt! You can read the decision and a press...
Yesterday, the NLRB closed its book on the attempt of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize, not with a thud but with a whimper. The NLRB unanimously passed on the issue of whether college athletes are “employees”...
by Jami K. Suver
On December 15, 2014, slightly less than three years after the NLRB’s first thwarted attempt, a final rule (the “2014 Final Rule”) reducing the time between the filing of an election petition and holding workplace...
Can an employer lawfully limit non-employees’ access to its facility? On its face, such a question might seem silly. After all, an employer should be able to control its property, right? What about access by union organizers? Does this wrinkle change...
The Seventh Circuit held that an employer violated the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), when it paid the salaries of former employees who were serving as full-time employees of the union that represented the employer's employees. In doing so...
Back in April, shortly after Massachusetts'
Democrat-controlled House, at the bidding of the state's Democratic governor,
Deval Patrick, passed a decidedly un-Democrat-like bill curbing the collective
bargaining rights of public employees,...
A new front opened last Tuesday in Wisconsin's month-long
battle over union rights, which moved to the courts two weeks ago. (See Battle
Over Union Power in WI Shifts to Courts ) The state held an
election for Supreme Court justice, which pit Democrat...
Less than two years ago, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R)
announced plans to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights
as a means of shoring up the state budget, touching off a wave of efforts
across the country aimed at curbing union...
CHICAGO -- National Labor Relations Board Region 13 Director Peter Sung Ohr issued a decision yesterday in the case ( 13-RC-121359 ) brought by Northwestern University football players seeking to unionize, concluding that all grant-in-aid scholarship...
I'm assuming you already heard about it - today, a federal judge vacated Tom Brady's 4-game suspension for "Deflate Gate ." You can read the actual order here . Generally, arbitration decisions are final and courts afford them extraordinary...
Things have quieted down a bit in Madison, Wisconsin
since March, when the state's Republican majority pushed a bill through the
Legislature curbing the collective bargaining rights of most public employees
amid raucous protests. But the battle over...
This EIA discusses a recent
decision of the NLRB that overturned 50 years of precedent. The impact of the
Boards decision in WKYC-TV, holding that dues deduction clauses can survive
contract expiration is analyzed with practical insight and commentary...
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and union officials
have reached a comprehensive deal that is projected to save the state $1.6
billion over the next two fiscal years. One of the agreement's provisions is
the imposition of a $35 copayment on...
Most of the national attention to Detroit's bankruptcy has subsided. Those of us here in Detroit, however, have a daily dose of news about the proceeding. The Detroit Free Press ran an excellent in depth article this Sunday concerning to the causes...