Posts Tagged ‘NLRB’

Dec
2016
9

New House Committee Leadership: NLRB Is Expendable, Unions Have Lost “Reason for Being”

New House Committee Leadership: NLRB Is Expendable, Unions Have Lost
  Unions? The NLRB? Who needs ’em?! This appears to be the attitude of the new committee leadership under President-elect Donald Trump, which includes Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC), the incoming chair of the congressional panel that oversees labor issues in the House of Representatives: Organized labor has “sort of lost its reason for...
Nov
2016
10

NLRB Rules Trump’s Vegas Hotel Violated NLRA by Refusing to Collectively Bargain

NLRB Rules Trump's Vegas Hotel Violated NLRA by Refusing to Collectively Bargain
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to bargain with more than 500 of its recently unionized workers. Workers at the hotel voted to affiliate with the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in December 2015 and Trump’s...
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Sep
2016
9

Pair of NLRB Charter School Decisions Deliver Promise of Union Representation for Teachers

Pair of NLRB Charter School Decisions Deliver Promise of Union Representation for Teachers
  In a pair of decisions issued late last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that charter school teachers are private employees and therefore fall under the jurisdiction of the NLRB. The cases involved an online charter school in Pennsylvania called PA Virtual Charter School and a Brooklyn charter called Hyde...
Sep
2016
1

9th Circuit Joins 7th: Employees Cannot Be Asked to Waive Right to Class or Collective Litigation

9th Circuit Joins 7th: Employees Cannot Be Asked to Waive Right to Class or Collective Litigation
  The Ninth Circuit Court has joined the Seventh Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in finding that arbitration agreements restricting employees’ legal recourse are in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In the case of Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, the Ninth Circuit ruled that an employer...
Jul
2016
29

Trump Hotel Workers Win Thousands in Union Organizing Retaliation Case

Trump Hotel Workers Win Thousands in Union Organizing Retaliation Case
  The list of citations, liens, judgments, and lawsuits against the Trump brand for unfair labor practices keeps getting longer and longer. Last week, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas settled with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to the tune of $11,200. The lawsuit involved two Trump Hotel employees who were punished for their...
Jul
2016
19

Re-temp-tion Song: NLRB Reinstates Collective Bargaining Rights for Non-Full-Time Employees

Re-temp-tion Song: NLRB Reinstates Collective Bargaining Rights for Non-Full-Time Employees
  In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board determined that temporary workers can participate in the same collective bargaining units as full-time employees, and they can do so without consent from the employer or temporary agency. The decision overturns two previous rulings on the issue: Until now multi-employer bargaining has...
Jul
2016
6

NLRB Sides With Sheet Metal Workers Local: Threats of Closing Down Impacted Union Election

NLRB Sides With Sheet Metal Workers Local: Threats of Closing Down Impacted Union Election
  The National Labor Relations Board invalidated a union loss in a representation election (Ace Heating & Air Conditioning Co. , 2016 BL 190570, No. 364 N.L.R.B. No. 22, 6/15/16) by ruling that a Cleveland contractor unlawfully threatened employees with business closure. The ruling reverses the finding of an administrative law judge...
Jun
2016
14

Conservative 5th Circuit Court Upholds NLRB “Quickie” Election Rule; ABC Takes Another Loss

Conservative 5th Circuit Court Upholds NLRB
  A U.S. appeals court has upheld the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule which speeds up the union election process. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NLRB did not exceed its authority in issuing the rule that allows employees to vote on union representation 11 days after a petition for representation is [&hellip...
May
2016
27

Domino’s Fall: In Lawsuit, NY AG Slaps “Joint Employer” Tag on Pizza Giant for Systematic Wage Theft

Domino's Fall: In Lawsuit, NY AG Slaps
  The Office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a lawsuit holding Domino’s Pizza liable for, among other things, being part of a systematic wage theft scheme which resulted in workers being underpaid in ten of its New York City stores.  The case is along similar lines as the potentially precedent-altering...
May
2016
11

NLRB Says T-Mobile’s “Mandatory Positivity” Rule is Illegal; Employee Handbook Stifles Organizing

NLRB Says T-Mobile's
  It’s official. You can’t be forced to like your job.   That has been established by a April 29th ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a charge brought forward by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) against T-Mobile and its affiliate, Metro PCS. The specific charge was against parts of the employee [&hellip...
May
2016
4

In NLRB Complaint, CWA Claims T-Mobile Is Running a Fake Union to Bust Organizing Efforts

In NLRB Complaint, CWA Claims T-Mobile Is Running a Fake Union to Bust Organizing Efforts
  T-Mobile, the nation’s third largest telecommunications company, has been accused of forming a fake union in an attempt to thwart the increasingly successful efforts by Communications Workers of America (CWA) members to organize call center workers.  The tactic of creating a company-controlled union to hurt the efforts of an independent...
May
2016
2

Union Pipefitters Blow Whistle on Law-Breaking Staffing Agency (Surprise, They’re an ABC Member)

Union Pipefitters Blow Whistle on Law-Breaking Staffing Agency (Surprise, They're an ABC Member)
  An Indianapolis-based staffing firm, Commercial Trade Source (CTS), has been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to allow workers to discuss wages and unionization while at work.  The ruling comes after the company, effectively a temp agency which supplies workers for construction projects nationwide, took the fight to the...