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The NLRB has re-written the rules for union organizing with many trip wires for employers. We have been alerting our clients about the extraordinarily pro-union NLRB decision in Cemex. This decision revamps completely the process for a union to be recognized. The old procedure called for the union to demand recognition and the employer could…Read More
Here’s the story of the NLRB’s pursuit of the two owners of a Muskego, WI spa. In 2021, the NLRB found that Haven Salon + Spa violated the NLRA when it discharged an employee for raising concerns about the adequacy of the company’s COVID-19 safety protocols during the height of the pandemic. In raising those…Read More
In our September Client Alert, we wrote about the extraordinarily pro-union NLRB decision in Cemex. Here are links to NLRB press release and the decision itself. This decision revamps completely the process for a union to be recognized. The old procedure called for the union to demand recognition and the employer could tell the union…Read More
On August 25, 2023, the NLRB gave a major victory to unions and allows unions to represent employees without a formal vote. The decision is Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC. The new procedure requires employers to recognize a union when the union demands recognition based on a claimed majority showing support. The union does not…Read More
Our firm’s practice area is management-side labor and employment law. I focus my practice on the labor law side of things and that pretty much means dealing on behalf of employers with labor unions. Disputes in this area are in the exclusive jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Construction industry labor law is…Read More
Last week it was announced that UPS and the Teamsters had agreed to a tentative 5-year union contract that would avert a strike, most likely starting August 1, 2023. The Teamsters represent approximately 340,000 UPS workers, which is the world’s largest package delivery firm. If a strike was not averted, it was estimated that that…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
When politics work their way into the field of labor law, as they often do in an election year, things tend to go a little sideways. 2022 is no exception, as demonstrated by these two recent developments. Constitutional Amendment: Tuesday’s ballot in Illinois includes a proposed amendment to the State’s Constitution to ban Right-To-Work laws.…Read More
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