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Why Northwestern Should Be Allowed to Control Player Communication

News broke yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University was unlawfully controlling their players and thus forced the team to change their handbook and policies. 355 more words

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The Obama Board’s Legacy – Part 2 of 2

This post is the second in a two-part series.

This is the second of a two-part retrospective on President Obama’s NLRB.  The first part addressed how confirmation fights led to three Supreme Court cases and contributed to a change in the filibuster rules.  1,502 more words

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NLRB has to pay up...

At last the National Labor Relations Board is paying a penalty for its illegal behavior.   A judge has ordered the agency to pay a company’s legal fees  after finding NLRB engaged in “administrative hubris” and “bad faith litigation.”   It’s only   29 more words

Gig News: 14,000 New York Uber & Lyft Drivers Sign ATU Union Cards

A major union is mounting a high-profile effort to represent gig economy workers in New York.  Crain’s reports that this week, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 delivered union cards signed by 14,000 New York Uber and Lyft drivers to New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.   99 more words

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Weekend News & Commentary — September 24-25, 2016

A pioneer in developing co-working spaces, WeWork has been impacted for more than a year by labor and employment disputes.  On Friday, it took a step toward resolving at least one of those outstanding issues by… 311 more words

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NLRB Finds Violation for Independent Contractor Misclassification

Contributed by Noah A. Frank, September 22, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) enforces the National Labor Relations Act, the law that allows private sector employees to address the terms and conditions of their employment (e.g., wages, hours, benefits) through collective action.  415 more words

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The Obama Board’s Legacy – Part 1 of 2

This post is the first in a two-part series.

When Kent Hirozawa’s term ended last month, the NLRB was reduced to three members – two Democrats and one Republican.  935 more words

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