Posts Tagged ‘NLRB’

Feb
2016
17

NLRB Petitioned to Strengthen Equal Time Provision, Cut Down Captive Audience Meetings

NLRB Petitioned to Strengthen Equal Time Provision, Cut Down Captive Audience Meetings
  In a recent article for In These Times, writer Shaun Richman argues that a recent petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which calls for reforms to union election laws could limit the effectiveness of captive audience meetings.  The equal time provision, which would allow unions to spend the same amount of time [&hellip…;
Feb
2016
9

IBEW Makes Formal Request to Represent Uber Drivers at LaGuardia Airport

IBEW Makes Formal Request to Represent Uber Drivers at LaGuardia Airport
  Last week, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1430 made a formal request to represent more than 600 Uber drivers who pick up passengers from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.  The union submitted a required petition showing that over 30 percent of the drivers wished to be represented by the IBEW and…
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Nov
2015
12

MISS THIS? NLRB Upholds First Ever Unionization Vote at Target, Dismisses CVS Merger Defense

MISS THIS? NLRB Upholds First Ever Unionization Vote at Target, Dismisses CVS Merger Defense
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled against Target, which appealed the unionization vote of a group of pharmacy workers at its Brooklyn location. The workers joined the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) in the first successful unionization vote at the company.   The NLRB rejected the appeal with one sentence,…
Nov
2015
3

NLRB: Tucson Cabbies are Employees; Precedent Strengthens for Fighting On-Demand Misclassification

NLRB: Tucson Cabbies are Employees; Precedent Strengthens for Fighting On-Demand Misclassification
  As drivers for “on-demand economy” companies, such as Uber and Lyft, continuously fight their status as independent contractors, another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling has emerged that may help their cause.  Using the FedEx Home Delivery case as guidance, a regional NLRB director found that over 200 drivers employed…
Oct
2015
13

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair

New Rule Allowing Electronic Union Authorization Expected to Make IAM Campaign at Boeing More Fair
  A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule allowing workers to sign election authorization cards online went into effect September 1st, just in time for the International Association of Machinists’ (IAM) broadening of its campaign at the Boeing Dreamliner plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. The new rule allows workers to…
Aug
2015
27

New NLRB Union Election Rules Speeding Up Process by 40%, but Not Necessarily Favoring Unions

  The new NLRB union election rule which prevents companies from delaying elections through frivolous lawsuits is working according to new data.  The average election time has dropped by 40 percent since the rule took effect in April.   From the Wall Street Journal: The revamped process has whittled down the election process for…
Aug
2015
20

NLRB Leaves Locker Room Door Ajar for Future College Athlete Unionization Fights

NLRB Leaves Locker Room Door Ajar for Future College Athlete Unionization Fights
  On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that Northwestern football players could not unionize.  The move overturns a March 2014 decision by the NLRB’s Chicago office that the players were employees under the common law definition and could move forward with a union election.  In its unanimous decision, however,…
Aug
2015
13

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer
  Businesses are bracing for an upcoming ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, which will likely redefine the term “employee” for franchises and companies who employ temporary workers through staffing agencies.  By the end of the month the board is expected to make its…
Jul
2015
15

NLRB May Hear Case Addressing Temp Workers Joining Co-Workers’ Unions

  A case that could come before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would make it easier for temporary workers employed by staffing agencies to join their co-workers’ unions.  The NLRB has invited interested parties to file amicus briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc, a move that signals they may be looking to reexamine an…
Jun
2015
24

Data Shows that New NLRB Union Election Rule is Having Positive Impact on Workers

Data Shows that New NLRB Union Election Rule is Having Positive Impact on Workers
  A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union election rule that went into effect on April 14th has sped up the election process and prevented employers from using stall tactics to delay votes, Labor Notes writes in a new piece analyzing the rule’s impact.  In theory, the new rule makes it so an election [&hellip…;
Jun
2015
12

Exit Stage Wrong: Live Nation Subcontracting in the South to Avoid Paying Proper Wages

Exit Stage Wrong: Live Nation Subcontracting in the South to Avoid Paying Proper Wages
  In his latest piece for The Los Angeles Times, writer Michael Hiltzik exposes a misclassification scheme run by Live Nation Entertainment that ensures stagehands in the South make near poverty wages.  While we regularly feature misclassification in the construction industry on this site, Hiltzik’s piece exemplifies the widespread…
Apr
2015
24

Captive Audience Union-Busting Meetings Cutting Into Class Time at Philly Charter School

Captive Audience Union-Busting Meetings Cutting Into Class Time at Philly Charter School
  Parents and teachers of students at the Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia are angered that mandatory captive audience meetings are being scheduled during class hours at a pivotal point in the school year.  As students prepare for Keystone and AP exams, 6 hours of their school day will be canceled while teachers hear [&hellip…;