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Recent Union Success Should Wake Up Employers

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After years of declining membership and tepid contract results, American unions are gaining momentum. In November 2023, following a six-week strike, the UAW (under the leadership of its president, Shawn Fein) secured historic...more

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Private Sector Union Membership Rate Held Steady in 2023

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The union membership rate among private sector workers remained steady at 6% in 2023, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) news release. As the 2022 rate indicated, private sector union membership continues to...more

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Another Year, Another Kerplunk! Union Membership Rates Drop to an ALL TIME Low (Again)

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2023 is now “in the books” and organized labor is likely seething at seeing their numbers drop -- once again. Despite the media headlines in 2023 about union organizing drives, strikes and “wins” at the negotiating table for...more

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Labor Board’s General Counsel Imposes Additional Burdens on Employers Responding to Union Recognition Demands: 6 Takeaways for...

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In the aftermath of a game-changing NLRB decision that drastically changed how employers can respond to union recognition demands, the Board’s General Counsel recently issued a guidance memorandum offering important insight...more

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Closing loopholes or throwing lifelines…

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This instalment of our series on the Closing Loopholes Bill considers new measures aimed squarely at union empowerment. The Bill mandates rights for union workplace delegates that must be included in all Modern Awards and...more

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Employers, Beware: Recent NLRB Decision Makes it Significantly Easier for Employees to Achieve Union Representation Without an...

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As union organizing is on the rise, the legal landscape for union avoidance is drastically changing. Indeed, on Friday, August 25, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) handed down a landmark decision...more

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Labor Board Overhauls Representation Process to Boost Union Organizing: Your 8-Step Plan to Respond

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The NLRB just drastically changed how employers can respond to union recognition demands by creating a new framework that will determine when employers are required to bargain with unions without a representation election....more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Labor Board Maintains Course with Pro-union Agenda

The National Labor Relations Board in 2023 has continued on its pro-union path in all areas of traditional labor law. Many of the NLRB’s actions are the result of the ongoing advice memos which are being issued by General...more

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Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work Law

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In 2012, Michigan enacted a right-to-work statute that prevented employees from being forced to join or financially support a labor union as a condition of employment. On Friday, March 24, 2023, Michigan became the first...more

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Staffing Company Seeks Additional Expenses Incurred From U.S. Gov.

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Just In Time Staffing, a staffing services company, filed suit in the United Court of Federal Claims (COFC) against the United States government for expenses it incurred during labor negotiations in connection with a...more

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Top Five Labor Law Developments for February 2023

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1. The National Labor Relations Board reinstated its previous standard for restricting employee severance agreements. McLaren Macomb, 372 NLRB No. 58 (2023). The Board’s ruling applies to all severance agreements for...more

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NLRB Finds Business Closure Illegal But Backs Off Order to Reopen

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In RAV Truck & Trailer Repairs, Inc., 372 NLRB No. 25 (Dec. 14, 2022), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a supplemental decision in a case that will have implications for unionized employers seeking to close...more

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Illinois Passes Workers’ Rights Amendment

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On November 8, 2022, Illinois voters approved the Illinois Constitution Amendment 1 (the “Workers’ Rights Amendment” or the “Amendment”), which amends the state constitution to guarantee workers a broad right to collective...more

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NLRB Proposal Seeks to Make Removing Unions More Difficult

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The Biden National Labor Relations Board has been very busy trying to undue the work of the Trump Board ever since Jennifer Abruzzo took over as NLRB General Counsel. In the latest maneuver, on November 3rd, the Board issued...more

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NLRB Proposes to Roll Back Its 2020 Rule Regarding Removal of a Union

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In March of 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) finalized a rule that substantially overhauled certain parts of NLRB election procedures thereby providing additional protections to the rights of...more

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On the Ballot – Tip Credit, Marijuana, Union Membership, and More

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In addition to the laws enacted by state and local legislatures, there are proposed measures on the ballot this week that may also impact the workplace.  Some of these key ballot initiatives are discussed...more

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Democratic Lawmakers Push for Compulsory Union Membership and Dues Payment in Reintroduced Legislation

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In yet another push to strengthen worker organizing efforts, a group of Democratic lawmakers joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) last week in announcing the reintroduction of...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

High-Profile Employers Face Intense Union Organizing

Union efforts to organize workers are on the rise. Most notably, several high-profile employers are at the forefront of recent union campaigns, including Amazon, Starbucks and now Apple. Employees at Amazon’s Staten Island,...more

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Union Representation Petitions Increase by Astonishing 57% in the First Half of FY 2022

On April 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued a press release recognizing the shockingly large surge in new union organizing. Specifically, during the first half of Fiscal Year 2022...more

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Big Labor is Targeting Banks and Credit Unions??

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Although labor unions have historically not targeted banks and credit unions for organizing, desperate times call for desperate measures as union membership continues to fall in the United States with only 6.1% of the...more

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Decrease In Union Membership Will Inevitably Result in a Blitzkrieg of Government’s Pro-Union Actions

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President Biden, the self-described “most pro-union president,” is faced with the grim reality that despite his administration’s systematic efforts to boost union membership, union membership has, instead, fallen back to...more

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Beltway Buzz - January 2022 #3

Nuclear Fallout. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer deployed the so-called “nuclear option” this week by seeking to eliminate the legislative filibuster as applied to election reform legislation. (This procedure is...more

DirectEmployers Association

DE Under 3: Declining Union Membership & EEOCs First Year Results Under the Biden Administration

Today’s DE Under 3 hones in on the continued vaccine injunctions, the continued decline of union membership, and the EEOC’s first down year in over a decade following reports issued by the commission. Tune in to learn more on...more

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Possible Ramifications of Amazon Union Vote

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This past month’s Amazon union election in Alabama received more national attention than any other union election since the Boeing election in South Carolina in February 2017.  The press covered it very closely.  Politicians...more

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NLRB Relaxes Trump-Era Financial Disclosure Requirements For Unions

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Last week, the NLRB’s General Counsel rolled back Trump-era financial disclosure requirements for unions. Even without a complaint, unions were required to explain fees charged to nonmembers. Now, beyond routine financial...more

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