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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, […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 30, 2018

Happiest Union On Earth? Teamsters Violated Disney Parks Workers’ Labor Law Rights. Barnes & Thornburg LLP – David Pryzbylski USA June 25 2018 The Teamsters union has yet again been found by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to have violated the rights of its own members. On June 20, the agency issued an order finding violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 28, 2018

Headcount Reduction: NLRB Reportedly To Offer Buyouts In Effort To Trim Staff. USA June 27 2018 Barnes & Thornburg LLP – David Pryzbylski Following reports earlier this year regarding potential efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to reduce headcount, it appears the agency is heading in that direction. According to a new report from Bloomberg BNA, the agency is poised to […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 17, 2018

Unions to launch Mariner strike action ballot next week Written by Mark Lammey – 15/06/2018 1:46 pm A vote on industrial action which could lead to disruption on a major North Sea project gets under way next week. The Unite trade union is balloting workers employed by Aker Solutions on Equinor’s huge Mariner development, east of Shetland. […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 11, 2018

French minister slams ‘illegal’ oil refinery blockades French farmers launch blockades of 14 refineries to protest imports of low cost palm oil for biofuel manufacturing 11.06.2018 By Hajer M’tiri Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert on Monday denounced as “illegal” the farmers’ blockades of oil refineries to oppose the government decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil at […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 7, 2018

June 6, 2018 Labor Board Counsel Gives Employers More Leeway With Workplace Rules By Hassan A. Kanu The labor board released guidance June 6 on how it will interpret whether employers’ workplace rules violate workers’ labor rights, shifting the presumption about ambiguous or broadly written rules in favor of businesses. National Labor Relations Board field offices […]