All Items: Labor Relations

  • Burger Joint Becomes First Unionized Fast-Food Restaurant

    May 7, 2018

    For the first time in the US, a fast-food restaurant - Burgerville in Portland, Oregon - has been unionized through a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supervised election.

  • Republican Majority Restored as Ring Confirmed to NLRB

    April 12, 2018

    The Senate has confirmed John Ring, a management-side employment attorney, to a five-year term on the National Labor Relations Board restoring a 3-2 Republican majority to the Board and paving the way to reverse Obama-era rulings.

  • Manufacturer's Anti-Union Messages in Meetings Support Unfair Labor Practice Charges

    April 5, 2018

    The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld National Labor Relation Board findings that an aluminum manufacturer committed multiple unfair labor practices before and after a union election. However, the court denied enforcement of a bargaining order issued to remedy the ULPs, ruling that the Board did not fully take into account events occurring between the time of the unfair labor practices and its order.

  • NLRB Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider Joint Employer Case

    March 6, 2018

    The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could either uphold the National Labor Relations Board's Browning-Ferris ruling or overturn it, thereby opening the door for the court or the NLRB to issue a new joint employment standard.

  • Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Weaken Unions

    February 28, 2018

    The Supeme Court heard oral arguments in a case affecting millions of public employees with implications for the future of organized labor. At stake is whether unions can compel nonmembers to pay dues for representing them in contract negotiations.

  • NLRB Restores Browning-Ferris Standard for Joint Employment

    February 27, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board has vacated its 2017 Hy-Brand decision, thereby restoring the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, under which employers can be considered to be joint employers under federal labor law if they exercise indirect control of shared employees or reserve the right to control shared employees.

  • Trump Nominates John Ring to Fill NLRB Vacancy

    January 19, 2018

    President Trump has nominated management-side attorney John Ring to fill a vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed, Ring will solidify a 3-2 Republican majority on the NLRB.

  • NLRB Rulings Return Pre-Obama Standards to Some Labor Relations Issues

    December 26, 2017

    In its last week with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed several labor relations rulings issued by the prior Democrat-led Board, restoring standards that had been followed for decades.

  • Republican-Led NLRB Reverses Obama-Era Joint Employment Ruling

    December 18, 2017

    The National Labor Relations Board has reversed the 2015 Obama-era Browning-Ferris Industries ruling that had greatly expanded the definition of joint-employers, and restored the joint-employer standard of "direct control" that had been followed for decades.

  • New NLRB General Counsel Memo Sets Course to Reverse Obama-Era Rulings

    December 7, 2017

    A new memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board requires regional offices to consult with the General Counsel's office on cases with "significant legal issues" and effectively prevents regional board officers from using discretion to pursue cases against employers based on Obama-era policies and rulings.

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