NW Football Election Set For April 25: Abigail Rubenstein of Law360($$) reports that Northwestern University football players will vote on April 25 of this year on whether to be represented by a union. The election date was confirmed yesterday by National Labor Relations Board regional director Peter Sung Ohr. Importantly, the results may stay secret for some time because the University has vowed to appeal the regional director’s decision to the full National Labor Relations Board.
Nissan Settles ULP Charge: Jeff Amy of the Associated Press reports that Nissan Motor Co. has settled an unfair labor practice charge brought by a pro-union employee. The employee brought charges against the car maker to the National Labor Relations Board after the company refused to let the employee hand out pro-union literature during work time. The employee in question, a supporter of the United Auto Workers, called the settlement "a slap on the wrist" for the company. No election petition has been set at the plant. We will be watching this campaign closely, however, and will keep you posted on new developments.
Judge Orders Sheraton To Rehire Employees: Mallory Peebles of KTUU.com reports that Sheraton Anchorage Hotel was ordered to reinstate three employees that were fired in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The employees, represented by Unite Here, were unlawfully interrogated and terminated for exercising their Section 7 rights. The Hotel refused to respond to a request for comment.