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Wessels Sherman was founded by me in 1985. Simultaneously with the founding of the firm, the Phone Program came in on day one. We have hundreds of phone clients; some have been in it for 38 years. The Phone Program started at $50 a month. There has been only one increase, to $75 per month.…Read More
As our readers no doubt are aware, President Biden has promised that he will be the most union-friendly president in American history. He has appointed to the NLRB members and officials in keeping with this mission. The most recent change came out on April 20. The NLRB, in a decision (Noah’s Ark Processors), announced the…Read More
With its pro-employee majority and new General Counsel, the NLRB is continuing in their aggressive pursuit of employers. Recently they announced the development of a “Know your Rights” card series to educate workers on their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The cards are designed to be printed, folded, and used by workers in…Read More
The pro union Board has returned to the Specialty Healthcare appropriate unit standard. This pretty much means that Unions will get whatever they want as the voting unit for a union organizing election. Click here for the NLRB’s press release. Questions? Contact Richard Wessels at 630.377.1554 or by emailRead More
NLRB Reverses Course and Holds that Dues Checkoff provisions of a labor contract survive contract expiration
Once again, the NLRB has reversed course and overruled prior case law. This time, the holding is that an employer cannot unilaterally stop union dues checkoff when a collective bargaining agreement ends. Reversals such as this can be expected because union-leaning members of the Board have a three-two majority. The issue is whether an employer,…Read More
It is becoming clear that union employees in the last year or so have high wage expectations. Contract settlements are becoming much more difficult to achieve. Here are some of the reasons for it. Covid is a big part of it. Employees will regularly say “we worked our butts off during Covid, risked our health,…Read More
Construction industry labor law is very different from regular labor law. The labor agreements are different, and there is often no negotiating by employers who are stuck with an area-wide, multi-employer contract. The organizing process is typically different. Usually there are not NLRB elections and unions will attempt to organize by putting pressure on the…Read More
The newly appointed General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, of the National Labor Relations Board has just given the business community a road map of her pro-union agenda. Ms. Abruzzo comes to the key General Counsel position after serving as an attorney for the Communication Workers of America. On August 12, 2021, Ms. Abruzzo issued a memorandum…Read More
Hot off the presses! The NLRB just released the news that Peter Sung Ohr has been appointed General Counsel to replace Peter Robb. It’s clear that the Biden administration’s strategy is to deny the pro-business forces at the NLRB the opportunity to make continued changes during the last ten months of Peter Robb’s term. Peter…Read More
The new Biden administration signaled an aggressive approach to changes at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” and/or “Board”). On his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on a threat to fire National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb, who had rebuffed an earlier request to resign. Robb’s firing ends a…Read More
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