Employers that are confronted with a union demand for recognition should expect a process weighted much more in favor of unions, according to new guidance issued by the NLRB General Counsel clarifying questions about the Cemex standard.
In the nation's first application of the NLRB's Cemex standard, an administrative law judge ordered an employer to bargain with a union after the union lost a representation election, based on the employer's unlawful labor practices.
A new law makes New York the sixth state to prohibit employers from requiring employees to attend anti-union "captive audience meetings."
The NLRB's Cemex ruling upends the process for requesting union elections in place for more than 50 years and is expected to make it easier for unions to win recognition as employees' bargaining representatives.
Michigan's has repealed its right-to-work laws, and will permit collective bargaining agreements to require employees to join the union or pay fees to support it.
Voters in Illinois and Tennessee each approved ballot initiatives amending their state constitution regarding labor rights. However, the measures were completely opposite to each other with one affirming the right-to-work and the other the right-to-bargain,
A federal district court has ordered a Starbucks store to rehire seven employees who it had fired during a union organizing campaign.
Employers in Connecticut cannot compel employees to attend mandatory meetings held to dissuade employees from joining a union, effective July 1.
Amazon fought off a unionizing drive by the Amazon Labor Union at a second New York City warehouse, winning by a vote of 618 to 380.
Mandatory meetings during a unionizing campaign, in which employers explain why they think employees should not join a union, should be declared unlawful, according to the NLRB General Council.
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