With a new General Counsel's Memorandum, the NLRB has
increased the autonomy of Regional Offices to seek remedies against Employers
in "first contract" charges. On February 18, 2011, Acting General Counsel Lafe
E. Solomon issued memorandum GC 11-06 to each of the Regional Offices of...
N. Peter Lareau uses O.G.S.
Technologies, Inc., as a vehicle for examining Board and judicial precedent
about an employer's obligation to bargain over a decision to subcontract work
currently performed by employees represented by a labor organization. He
concludes that the Board majority erred in...
The latest employment law Case of the Week features the ultimate smackdown steel cage match of the millennium: religious accommodation vs. collective bargaining agreement (okay, maybe a bit of hyperbole). The Third Circuit recently addressed this issue in Fouche v. NJ Transit , and held that the winner...
A county judge in Wisconsin has struck down most of the
law Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed last year that restricted public employees'
collective bargaining rights and sparked mass protests in Madison.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas said the provisions of the law
Is "right to work" an emotional topic in
Michigan? Consider the headline on the front
page of the Sunday Detroit Free Press---- Right to work: the battle
for Michigan's soul. For the second time in two months, Michigan residents
are getting a lesson in collective bargaining. The first...
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.
Although not expressly set
The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial 2011 law championed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) that essentially bars collective bargaining for public employee unions. Unions had challenged the law, calling it unconstitutional. But by a 5-2 decision, the state's high court disagreed. As reported...