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Today’s Labor Updates, September 8, 2018

Is arbitration a good fit for your company? By William Hammel on 9.4.18 There are cons, as well as pros. The recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis — approving the use of class or collective waivers in arbitration agreements — was undoubtedly a victory for employers. With a waiver, the employee gives up his or […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 4, 2018

03 Sep 2018 | 13:26 UTC Lagos Nigeria’s Qua Iboe crude oil output at risk due to blockade: ExxonMobil Author Eklavya Gupte Lagos — ExxonMobil’s Nigerian oil producing unit says crude production and exports from its assets in southern Nigerian have come under threat following an over six-week blockade by former employees protesting their dismissal. “The […]

Today’s Labor Updates, August 22, 2018

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2018 Article By: Philip B. Rosen Jonathan J. Spitz Business lobbyists reportedly are urging the Trump Administration to not re-nominate National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member Mark Gaston Pearce (D) for a third term. Pearce’s term at the five-member Board is scheduled to expire on August 27, 2018. Pearce has […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 31, 2018

Labor reform law nudges corporate Japan to rethink working styles. by Su Xincheng Kyodo Jul 29, 2018 Working late, falling asleep on trains due to exhaustion and getting drunk to release tension from work might still be the typical image of the “salaryman.” This country is notorious for a culture of overwork. Employees who stay late are […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 29, 2018

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 16 – 20, 2018 The Summary of NLRB Decisions is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for the opinions of the NLRB.  Inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Executive Secretary at 202‑273‑1940. Summarized Board Decisions Windsor Redding Care Center, LLC  (20-CA-070465, et […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 26, 2018

United Steelworkers make gains at Delta Airlines Posted on July 25, 2018; United Steelworkers Press Release The best pay rates in the industry are among significant improvements in a new collective agreement achieved by United Steelworkers (USW) members working at Delta Airlines operations in Canada. USW Local 1976 members approved the new, five-year contract in ratification […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 25, 2018

Everyone Loses from Alcoa’s Lockout at ABI Smelter: USW July 19, 2018 MRO Magazine As aluminum giant Alcoa releases its second-quarter results today, the United Steelworkers (USW) is revealing the true extent of losses incurred by the company’s lockout of workers at its ABI smelter in Bécancour. Each month of the lockout is depriving Alco […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 19, 2018

Norway’s oil unions won’t step back from their demands, strike to escalate. Staff Writer | | Sunday July 15, 2018 8:08AM ET Norway’s ship-owners and two oil unions said on Saturday they planned no compromise talks to end a five-day strike over wages and pension benefits before a planned escalation of the stoppage from Monday. Hundreds of workers […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 14, 2018

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of July 2 – 6, 2018. The Summary of NLRB Decisions is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for the opinions of the NLRB.  Inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Executive Secretary at 202‑273‑1940. Summarized Board Decisions Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.  (12-CA-168580, et al.; […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 9, 2018

09 July 2018 | National Labor Relations Board | David Pryzbylski ‘BIG Little Lies’: Court Upholds Employee Discharge For Dishonesty A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? That was the philosophy the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appeared to subscribe to last year when it ruled an employer unlawfully discharged an employee for dishonesty because, in the agency’s view, […]