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Executive Labor Summary - March / April 2017

NEWS & ANALYSIS- Winners and losers feel effects of the Presidential election - For winners, Philip Miscimarra, who was Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, gave up “acting” and got real with...more

SEIU Local 500 Withdraws Petition to Represent Resident Advisors at George Washington University

On May 2, 2017, SEIU Local 500 made a request to Region Five of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) to withdraw its petition to represent a bargaining unit of Resident Advisors (“RAs”) at George Washington University....more

"May Day" Demonstrations are Imminent: Lawful Employer Responses to Advocacy

by Smith Anderson on

According to leaders of the Service Employees International Union, the Food Chain Workers Alliance, the Rural Community Workers Alliance and other labor groups, upwards of 350,000 workers are planning on striking or...more

Union Invades the Dorm, Student Resident Advisors to Vote at GWU

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Imagine having parents dropping a child off at your college and finding that there is a picket line up with the resident advisors (RAs) indicating that they are on strike against the college. Sound unreal? ...more

NLRB Region Five Rules that Resident Advisors at George Washington University are Employees Who May Unionize

On April 21, 2017, the Acting Regional Director of Region Five of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a Decision and Direction of Election holding that Resident Advisors (“RAs”) at George Washington University...more

Will Employers Cry Mayday This May 1? What You Need To Know About Planned Protest Activities

by Fisher Phillips on

May Day has historically been a day marked by workers’ rights protests, with union organizing activities and other employee advocacy actions taking place across the country on what is now known as “International Workers’...more

MA Voices Hardly Heard as GOP Focuses on 'Freeing' Us from ACA 'Pain'

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The state’s largest union held an event this past Thursday at Boston’s Old South Church to call attention to the “the damage the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement bill will inflict in Massachusetts.” The...more

Executive Labor Summary - November / December 2016

NEWS & ANALYSIS - President-Elect Trump chooses Andrew F. Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor – “the times they are a changin’.” As we reported at the time, on December 8 President-Elect Trump announced that Andrew F....more

You Said It, Now We’re Going to Hold You to It! Hospitals Estopped From Asserting Disqualification Argument.

In theory, it is not an unfair labor practice to refuse to negotiate with a union engaged in competition with the employer—unless, of course, the employer gave the union other reasons for refusing to negotiate. The...more

Employer Wins $5 Million From Bullying Union

by Fisher Phillips on

Lessons To Be Learned For Organizing Campaigns - For the first time in American labor law history, a jury found that a union defamed and disparaged an employer while waging a bitter organizing campaign, costing the...more

Lawsuit Challenges OSHA’s “Union Walk Around Rule”

On September 8, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed a federal court complaint in Dallas, seeking to strike down what has become known as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA)...more

Airline Industry Alert: NLRB Rules Aircraft Cleaners Are Not Subject to the Railway Labor Act

by FordHarrison on

On July 26, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Menzies Aviation (USA), Inc. (Menzies) fell under its jurisdiction. In resolving a recurring dispute as to whether ground operations provided to air...more

Labor Shocker: Strike Replacements Struck Down

by Fisher Phillips on

NLRB Rejects Permanent Replacement Workers In Groundbreaking Ruling - In an unprecedented 2-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board recently held that a California continuing care facility violated the National...more

NLRB Decision Threatens 75-Year-Old Precedent, Analyzes Employer’s Motive for Hiring Replacement Workers

On May 31, a divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a very significant decision in American Baptist Homes of the West, increasing the impact of an employer’s motive in deciding whether the permanent replacement...more

Labor Law 2015: A Year In Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

National Labor Relations Board spends Most of 2015 With a Full Complement of Members; Down to Four at Year’s End. For about two-thirds of the year, the National Labor Relations Board operated with a full complement of...more

Will Your Workers Go On Strike On November 10? What You Need To Know

by Fisher Phillips on

Employee walkouts and protests are likely to occur on a massive scale across the country on Tuesday, November 10, spurred on by the union-supported “Fight for $15” movement. Low-wage workers seeking higher pay and possible...more

The New California Franchise Relations Act: A Game Changer for Franchisors Operating in California

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California will notch another franchise regulatory distinction come January 1, 2016: home to the toughest franchisee-protection law in the nation. On October 11, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill amending the...more

Five Evolving Issues Confronting Employers in the Hospitality Industry

by Epstein Becker & Green on

As the hospitality industry continues to grow and expand, one common goal is to provide all-inclusive experiences for visitors and patrons. Unfortunately, given the breadth of the goods and services offered to the public and...more

The NLRB Goes Back to Church (Schools), Gets Entangled

In our June 2015 blog post, “NLRB Moves to Assert Jurisdiction Over Religious Educational Institutions,” we reported that Regional Directors of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were beginning to exercise jurisdiction...more

Multiemployer Pension Plans - Withdrawal Liability is Mounting

by FordHarrison on

There are approximately 1,400 multiemployer pension plans and nearly 10 percent are projected to become insolvent within the next 15 years. Plan insolvency will trigger a termination and the assessment of withdrawal...more

NLRB Decision Highlights Problems For Colleges Responding To Organizing Efforts

by Miller Canfield on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has upheld the SEIU’s narrow election victory at Laguna College of Art + Design, despite evidence that a supervisory full-time faculty member had campaigned for the union. In Laguna,...more

California Undesirable for Franchising?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

JUNE 29th STATE SENATE HEARING TO DISCUSS PROPOSED NEW LAW (June 22nd hearing postponed to June 29th. See http://sbp.senate.ca.gov/agenda) - On May 14, 2015, the California state assembly passed AB 525, and on June...more

The Evolving Definition of Joint Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

The National Labor Relations Board and various union-backed organizations are ratcheting up efforts aimed at changing the landscape of who qualifies as a joint employer. Right now, these aggressive efforts are most pronounced...more

Game-Changing Developments Threaten Franchise Business Model

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have been coordinating attacks on the franchise business model. These activities were a primary focus for all attendees at the May...more

NLRB's General Counsel Confirms an Employer is Not Required to Provide Information Relating to a Union's Unsupported Belief that...

by FordHarrison on

In a case handled by FordHarrison attorneys, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel recently held that an employer was not required to provide information regarding the non-bargaining unit employees of a...more

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