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Today's News & Commentary --- November 19, 2015

The vote is neck and neck on the proposed four-year contract between Ford Motor Company and the United Automobile Workers. Slightly more than half of Ford’s union members who voted so far have rejected the deal; if it fails, it would be another blow for UAW leadership (after an initial defeat at Fiat Chrysler last month). 505 more words

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Facebook Comments and "Likes" Protected Activity?

Is commenting on a Facebook post protected, concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act?  What about hitting the “Like” button on a post?  The Second Circuit recently agreed with the National Labor Relations Board that they are. 338 more words


Postal Union Files Second Unfair Practices Claim with NLRB

The American Postal Workers Union is filing and unfair labor practices claim against the U.S. Postal Service over its apparent plan to undercut the union through surveys of new and part time employees… 441 more words

American Postal

No Joint Employer Liability Found, Despite New NLRB Standard

Contributed by Beverly Alfon

A couple of months ago, we discussed the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) startling decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. 353 more words

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Target Faces First Ever Union

The Wall Street Journal reports the NLRB has rejected an appeal from Target Corp. seeking to invalidate an employee vote in favor of unionization.  In September, a “micro-unit” of about one dozen pharmacy workers in Brooklyn, NY voted in favor of unionization.  76 more words

Labor & Employment

NLRB Data Confirms Union Elections Are Happening Twice As Fast under Ambush Election Rules

What should come as no surprise to any management or labor attorney, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has stated that union elections are taking place twice as fast under the new NLRB Representation Case Rule changes, also known as the… 321 more words

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Feds Probing Claim That Hollywood Teamsters Rigged Contract Vote; Local's Chief Says, "It's Political"

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating allegations that Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 rigged the ratification vote on its recent film and TV contract, which was overwhelmingly approved by the members in July. 442 more words

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