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NLRB Reports That Significant Increase in Union Election Petition Activity Will Likely Continue

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that union election petitions have increased by 35% in the first half of Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1-March 31) and Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs) are up 7% during the...more

Amundsen Davis LLC

Green Growth and Labor Harmony: Navigating Labor Peace Agreements in the Booming Cannabis Industry

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As legalization of cannabis has spread, profits have grown in the 25 states that allow for the retail sale of cannabis for recreational use, and labor unions have found great opportunity for getting a lift from the cannabis...more

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D.C. Circuit Clarifies Employer Communication Rights During Union Campaigns

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On March 1, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit clarified the rules that apply when employers distribute information and observe employees during union campaigns. The court found that a New York-based...more

FordHarrison

EntertainHR: How Employers Can Avoid a ‘Technical Foul’ When Faced with Union Organizing

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With March Madness in full swing, thousands of us will gather around to watch young, talented athletes battle for the coveted National Title. Many of us are drawn to college basketball because of what it represents: young,...more

Maynard Nexsen

Work This Way: A Labor & Employment Law Podcast | Episode 11: Understanding Unions with Patrick Wilson, Maynard Nexsen Attorney...

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In this two part series, Maynard Nexsen labor & employment attorney Pat Wilson joins hosts Tina and Christy to discuss what employers should understand about unions and how they can address them. Pat dives into the influence...more

Burr & Forman

The Burr Broadcast: Dartmouth Men's Basketball Team Unionization Efforts Explained

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In this episode of The Burr Broadcast, Bryance Metheny, leader of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group, discusses the process that private employers would follow if a union attempts to organize its workforce. He uses...more

Akerman LLP

What Every College and University Should Know About the National Labor Relations Act and its Impact on Campus Life

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Colleges and universities continue to experience increased union organizing activity, strikes, and other protests from its workers, outpacing similar activities by workers in other industries. Although these activities were...more

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FP’s Interactive Union Organizing Activity Map Reveals 4 Key Trends

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While you may think labor unions only impact large corporations or specific industries, FP’s new Union Organizing Activity Map actually shows that smaller businesses are more likely to confront an organizing drive. The map...more

Littler

New York District Court Enjoins Enforcement of Law Limiting Employer Speech During Organizing Campaigns

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A federal judge in New York recently cast doubt on the validity of state laws that seek to restrict employer speech in connection with union organizing. In New York State Vegetable Growers Association, Inc. v. Letitia James,...more

Benesch

Union Election Petitions in 2024: The Story So Far; Employer Petitions Skyrocket, but Don’t Detract from Union Petition Rates

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The Fallout from the NLRB’s Cemex Decision - As we previously addressed, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) August 25, 2023, decision in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC overturned long-established...more

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The Fight Continues for Employee Status – Dartmouth Men's Basketball Players Are Employees Under the NLRA

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Summary: On February 5, 2024, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB or Board) Regional Director for Region 1 (Boston) announced that Dartmouth College men’s basketball players are employees under the National Labor...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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The Labor Law Insider - What Just Happened, and What’s Next? 2023 Labor Law Retrospective

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Labor Law Insider veterans Adam Doerr and Rufino Gaytán join host Tom Godar to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board’s 2023 decisions. How does the Cemex decision, encouraging union representation without...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

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Internal Employee Grievance Committees Can Violate Federal Labor Laws

When faced with potential employee organizing activity, some employers react by trying to address worker grievances through alternatives to union representation. Sometimes these approaches involve establishing an internal...more

Bodman

Unions Are Seeking to Organize in Non-Traditional Industries, Including Financial Services

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Union organizing efforts are not limited to historical union strongholds such as manufacturing, construction, and the public sector. Even though unions currently represent only about 1.3% of the financial services industry,...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

A Revamped Union Organization Process

Unions won 95 percent of the elections involving groups of 500 or more workers that occurred in the first half of 2023. Overall, unions won 662 elections during that same period – covering over 58,000 workers, the greatest...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Resurrected NLRB “Quickie” Election Rule to Take Effect December 26, 2023

This holiday season, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the “Board”) has bestowed a gift on organized labor. On December 26, 2023, significant, labor-friendly changes made by the NLRB for processing representation...more

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[Webinar] The Highs and Lows of Unions in Cannabis - January 11th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Please join Akerman's Cannabis and Traditional Labor Law Practices for a webinar titled "The Highs and Lows of Unions in Cannabis. Presented with the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) and Cannabis Lab -...more

Baker Donelson

[Webinar] What Recent NLRB Developments and Increased Union Organizing Mean for Your Business - December 21st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am...

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In the latter half of 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued some of its most significant decisions in decades, and they affect both unionized and non-union long term care facilities. The result is that...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

The Labor Law Insider: Forget the Election: Union Representation Without the Messy Election is the Next Labor Law Reality, Part II

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Husch Blackwell partners Tom O’Day and Tyler Paetkau join Labor Law Insider host Tom Godar in Part II of this discussion of the impact of new Cemex decision by the NLRB. Suddenly, minor violations of the National Labor...more

Fisher Phillips

Workplace Law Forecast 2024 - Your workplace law recap for 2023 and predictions for 2024 to help you prepare for the coming year.

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When I reflect on the relationship that our firm has with our clients, I’m most proud of the fact that you can always count on us. That often means defending complex litigation, steering you through regulatory threats,...more

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Practical Impacts of the ‘Cemex’ Decision

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The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) landmark decision in the Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC case, issued on August 25, signifies an attempt by its current leadership to turn around long-declining union...more

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Cementing a Path Forward: NLRB Denies Employer’s Motion for Reconsideration of Cemex, While General Counsel Provides Guidance on...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier this week, by denying the employer’s motion to reconsider in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific LLC, 372 NLRB No. 157 (2023), the National Labor Relations Board not only validated the...more

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Public Company Update: Corporate America Beware: Labor Unions, Social Activists, and Universal Proxy Cards

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On November 21, 2023, a coalition of labor unions led by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), announced that it has nominated three director candidates for election to the Board of Directors of Starbucks at the...more

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