Daniel V. Johns

Daniel V. Johns

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Recent NLRB Grad Student Union Decisions Suggest Interest in Reviewing Brown University

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently released two unpublished decisions that boosted unionization efforts by teaching and research assistants at private universities. The decisions, issued on March 13, 2015,...more

3/18/2015 - Brown University NLRB Students Unions Universities

Second NLRB Decision Issued in Ongoing Higher Education Union Organization Efforts

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ordered the counting of ballots that were cast in a union election by contingent faculty members at Seattle University. The votes had been impounded...more

3/5/2015 - Colleges Faculty NLRB Seattle University Union Elections Unions Universities

NLRB Issues Significant Decision on Faculty Unionization

The National Labor Relations Board (Board) recently ruled that it would assert jurisdiction over Pacific Lutheran University's (PLU’s) full-time contingent faculty members. In the context of a union's attempt to organize...more

1/6/2015 - Colleges Faculty Jurisdiction NLRA NLRB NLRB v Yeshiva Pacific Lutheran University Religious Institutions Religious Schools Union Elections Unions Universities

NLRB Issues Final Rule on Representation-Case Procedures

Friday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final representation-case procedures rule. This rule follows yesterday’s decision in Purple Communications Inc., where the NLRB held that employees may use their...more

12/15/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

NLRB Holds College Football Players Are Employees, Can Unionize

The Regional Director for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held today that all grant-in-aid scholarship players for Northwestern University's football team are "employees" under the National Labor...more

3/27/2014 - Athletes College Athletes NLRB Students Unions

Student Athletes’ NLRB Petition Looms Large for Colleges and Universities

A group of Northwestern University football players recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking to be represented by a labor union. Although this request is the first of its kind, it...more

2/7/2014 - Athletes Colleges NLRB Students Unions Universities

D.C. Circuit Upholds NLRB Requirement that Employer Give Union Sensitive Information

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently upheld a controversial National Labor Relations Board ruling that required an employer to provide a union with sensitive information about customers and...more

12/7/2012 - NLRB Unions

NLRB Expands Employers’ Duty To Respond to Union Requests for ‘Presumptively Relevant’ Information

A National Labor Relations Board panel recently found that an employer has a good-faith duty under the National Labor Relations Act to respond in a reasonably timely manner to a union request for “presumptively relevant”...more

11/12/2012 - IronTiger NLRA NLRB Union Request for Information Unions

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