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@LRToday Morning Round-Up: March 18, 2014

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRA, NLRB, Pensions, Representation Elections, Unions
Board Argues Jurisdictional Authority In 10th Circuit: Natalie Rodriguez of Law360 ($$) writes that yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board filed a brief with the Tenth Circuit, arguing that the court should compel the Chickasaw Nation to submit to the Board’s jurisdiction.  The brief further provides that the court should direct the Chickasaw Nation to tell its … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: February 11, 2014

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Administration, Pensions, Representation Elections, State/Local Issues, Unions
Kellogg Lockout Continues: Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times writes that employees at the Kellogg plant in Memphis, TN have been locked out for more than three months.  The more than 225 locked-out employees, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (the union), are hoping that the National Labor Relations Board steps … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: February 4, 2014

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Misc., Pensions, Representation Elections, State/Local Issues, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
TN VW Workers Set To Hold Union Election: David McAfee of Law360 ($$) writes that yesterday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) announced that employees working at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN plant will vote next week on whether to join the UAW.  The election will be held at the plant between February 12 and 14th.  Interestingly, VW welcomes the election because it will allow workers … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: January 31, 2014

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
Transport Workers Hit With Class Action: Michael Lipkin of Law360 ($$) writes that a former employee of American Airlines has sued the Transport Workers Union of America with a putative class action.  The suit, filed yesterday in Texas federal court, alleges that the union failed to give retiring workers the stock options they were owed under … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: January 15, 2014

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Administration, Pensions, Remedies, Social Media, State/Local Issues, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
ALJ Finds Dress Policy Unlawful: Ben James of Law360 ($$) writes that this past Monday, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge found that a Massachusetts Honda dealer’s dress policy violated the National Labor Relations Act.  The ALJ also held that the dealer had further maintained unlawful policies in its handbook regarding social media, although those … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: January 6, 2014

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
NYPD Need Not Bargain Over Alcohol Tests: Kurt Orzeck of Law360 ($$) writes that last week, a New York state judge ruled that the New York City Police Department need not bargain with the police force’s labor union over the use of alcohol testing after an officer has discharged his or her weapon.  Two separate NYPD labor unions had … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: January 2, 2014

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Representation Elections, State/Local Issues, Unions
Machinists To Vote On New Contract Friday: Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times reports that the president of the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has ordered an up or down vote to determine whether workers employed by Boeing in Washington State will accept a new contract with the company.  The vote, scheduled for Friday, comes in the face … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: December 13, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Misc., Pensions, Representation Elections, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
CT Hospital, Union Both Allege ULPs: Judy Benson of the CT Day reports that this past week, both administrators for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and the union represnting its nurses filed unfair labor practices against each other with the National Labor Relations Board.  The hospital has accused the union of refusing to bargain in good faith, while the union … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: November 25, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
BART Stalemate Continues: Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Contra Costa Times writes that little of note occurred over the weekend regarding the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) labor dispute.  It was reported last week that BART’s board of directors had voted to neither affirm nor reject the agreement that was ratified by the unions on November 1.  Instead, the … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: November 15, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Misc., Pensions, Representation Elections, Unions
IAMAW Rejects Boeing Deal: Stephanie Russell-Kraft of Law360 ($$) writes that earlier this week, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) voted down The Boeing Company’s most recent contract proposal by a 2-1 ratio.  Boeing had offered represented employees a $10,000 signing bonus, as well as increased pension benefits for more senior workers who chose to … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: October 24, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Decisions, Pensions, SCOTUS, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
ALJ Holds That Bargaining Cannot Be Conditioned On Noel Canning: Abigail Rubenstein of Law360 ($$) writes that this week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ruled that Professional Transportation, Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act when the company attempted to use the possible invalidity of the D.C. Circuit’s Noel Canning decision as a bargaining … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: September 23, 2013

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
8th Circuit Grants Request for Injunction to Stop Home Care Union Law: Abigail Rubenstein of Law360 ($$) writes that this past Thursday, the Eighth Circuit granted a request for an injunction filed on behalf of twelve home care workers by the National Right to Work Defense Foundation, which effectively halted the implementation of Minnesota’s new law allowing … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: September 20, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Representation Elections, State/Local Issues, Unions
Tufts Adjunct Profs to Vote on Unionization: Abigail Feldman and Hunter Ryan of the Tufts Daily report that adjunct faculty at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences will vote this week on whether to unionize under the purview of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Voting will remain open until September 25 to allow the … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: September 3, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Administration, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
Another Arbitration Program Falls in Light of D.R. Horton: Ben James of Law360 ($$) reports that last Thursday, yet another National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) held that an arbitration program purporting to bar class or collective actions regarding employment claims was unlawful.  In this case, the ALJ found that GameStop Corp.’s arbitration program violated the National Labor … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 26, 2013

Posted in Legislation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
Union Pressure Forces Prison Official To Step Aside: Kevin Rector of the Baltimore Sun writes that Jon Galley, an executive director of Maryland’s prison system for the northern region, has stepped down after working for more than 30 years in the corrections industry after representatives of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) began pressing him … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 20, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
Fight for Fifteen Looks to Call Nationwide Strike: Erica Pearson of the New York Daily News writes that the Fight for Fifteen, a grassroots campaign seeking living wages for fast-food workers and backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), has called for a nationwide fast-food workers’ strike to take place on August 29.  As this blog … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 19, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, State/Local Issues, Unions
Michigan Appeals Court Rejects Union Challenge to Right-to-Work Law: Abigail Rubenstein of Law360  ($$) writes that a divided Michigan Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the state’s recently-passed "Right-to-Work" law brought by the United Auto Workers (UAW), among other unions challenging the legislation.  In a 2-1 decision, the court held that the Michigan legislature has the … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 7, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Unions
AC Transit Deal Reached: Will Kane of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that bus drivers working for AC Transit have reached a deal with management officials on a three-year contract, effectively ending any threat of a possible drivers’ strike.  The drivers, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), took the proposed deal around 10pm last night, barely two … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 6, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Unions
Oakland Bus Drivers Set to Strike: Stephanie Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bay Area commuters really just can’t catch a break.  As soon as one strike threat (the BART strike) seems to have cooled off, another threat pops up in its place.  The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents over 1,500 bus drivers in the … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: August 2, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRA, NLRB Administration, Pensions, Unions
Employer’s Ban on Non-Company Ball Caps Unlawful: Ben James at Law360 writes that this past Wednesday, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge determined that a rule promulgated by Quad Graphics Inc. banning the wearing of baseball caps other than those with company logos was violative of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The ALJ … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 30, 2013

Posted in Federal Court Litigation, Media Round-Up, Negotiations, NLRB Administration, Pensions, Presidential Appointments, Senate, Unions, White House
Michigan AG Enters Detroit Bankruptcy Fray: Maria Chutchian of Law360 ($$) reports that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has come to the aid of retirees who have been caught in the black hole of the Detroit Bankruptcy. Yesterday, Schuette stated that any attempts to decrease retirees’ pensions in response to the city’s bankruptcy filing would be illegal, … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 29, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Unions
 Fight for Fifteen Protests Across the Country: Leslie Patton at Bloomberg reports that as of 6:00am this morning, hundreds of fast-food workers across the country walked off the job to raise awareness of what they consider to be low wages and substandard working conditions. The strikes, backed primarily from cash provided by the Service Employees International … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 23, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions
Unions Block PA Health Center Shutdowns: Linda Chiem of Law360 ($$) writes that SEIU-Healthcare Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, has won a temporary injunction from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The injunction effectively blocks Governor Tom Corbett’s plan to shut down approximately 30 health care centers in the state while an appeals court hears … Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 22, 2013

Posted in Media Round-Up, Negotiations, Pensions, Unions, White House
Oakland, City Employees Reach Labor Deal: The San Francisco Gate reports that the city of Oakland, California has reached an agreement with the city’s two largest labor unions, giving over 3,000 city workers their first raises in six years. The employees were represented in negotiations by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the International Federation of … Continue Reading