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Today’s Labor Updates, April 4, 2018

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of March 19 – 23, 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 Environmental Contractors, Inc., Kielczewski Corporation and […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 19, 2018

Some Workers Want Union Vote at South Carolina Boeing Plant. The National Labor Relations Board is considering whether some employees at Boeing’s plant in South Carolina can vote to join the International Association of Machinists union. March 14, 2018, at 8:36 a.m. CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is considering whether some […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 8, 2018

USW Local 5114 Rejects Arbitration Proposed to End Hecla Strike PITTSBURGH, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the members of Local 5114 in Mullan, Idaho, have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would end a year-long strike at Hecla Mining Company’s (NYSE: HL) Lucky Friday mine by submitting the outstanding issues to binding interest […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 6, 2018

February 2018 Select events and news from the world of organized labor. Organizing Third-party services like the American Arbitration Association have seen an increase in requests from unions to supervise representative elections over the last five years, representing a shift away from National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) elections. In particular, organizing efforts among […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 20, 2018

Does Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors Violate Labor Law? Article By: David J. Pryzbylski Whether it be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), or state unemployment or workers’ compensation agencies, employee versus independent contractor status always is a hot issue. Missteps by employers in this area can result in back taxes, […]

Today’s Labor Update, February 12, 2018

The NLRB Signals Significant Shift On Permissible Picketing Techniques. February 8, 2018 The National Labor Relations Board found that a union committed an unfair labor practice by repeatedly blocking ingress and egress to a hotel for periods of one to four minutes. The opinion provides details about the union’s picketing efforts as a part of an organizing […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 7, 2018

Recent Challenges to the Use of Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Article By:Doug Heise Without question, the trucking industry must do all it can to make sure its drivers are drug-free. However, employers must establish policies and procedures that recognize the diversity in the work force and the need to be flexible in the types of […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 5, 2018

NLRB General Counsel Mulling New ULP Case Processing Procedures. By Brennan W. Bolt on February 4, 2018 Posted in NLRB, NLRB Administration In a January 29, 2018 email, the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board informed its Regional offices of potential changes it is considering with respect to how the NLRB processes unfair labor practice […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 3, 2018

Attached is the latest addition of the USW Oilworker: Issue-40-The-OilWorker-4pg.   Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 22 – 26, 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 […]

Today’s Labor Updates, January 23, 2018

NLRB General Counsel Signals Important Changes at NLRB. Article By: Howard M. Bloom Philip B. Rosen National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb continues to outline his plans for change at the NLRB.  First came his sweeping five-page Memorandum directing NLRB Regional Offices to submit to his Division of Advice for review cases involving […]