by Tony Puckett
Union election petitions and quicker elections have been the immediate effect of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new election rules, which took effect April 14. The new rules were intended to speed up the election process through quicker deadlines and delaying some hearings on certain issues until after [...]
Archive for the 'Union Organizing' Category
by Tony Puckett
The much ballyhooed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule shortening the process leading up to unionization elections is now in force, leaving employers scrambling to figure out how best to protect their interests. One bit of advice: Focus on supervisor training.
Supervisors are the employer’s eyes and ears among employees, according to Kevin C. McCormick [...]
by Michael J. Westcott
Based on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent attack on employer codes of conduct, employers need to rethink their approach to communicating to employees the kinds of conduct that are prohibited and expected in the workplace.
by Tony Puckett
In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delivered two major edicts that affect all employers. The first speeds up the union election process so employers will have less time to respond to a petition. The second allows employees to use employers’ e-mail systems for union organizing and [...]
by Richard Reinhardt
Under the National Labor Relations Act, all employees―whether they work for government employers, unionized companies, or private companies without a union―have a right to attempt to unionize and speak with other employees about unionization or the terms and conditions of their employment. As traditional union strongholds such as [...]
by Mark I. Schickman
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court finished one of its most interesting terms in recent memory when it comes to employment law. While it’s difficult to find a consistent pattern in the multiple waves of rulings that were issued, one theme emerges: a limitation on governmental authority in [...]
by Gary S. Fealk
Almost every union contract has a provision that requires that disputes be settled by final and binding arbitration. Preparing for arbitration is essential. Here are some pointers on arbitration preparation and procedures.
by Brian R. Garrison
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been focusing its attention on policies in nonunion companies’ employee handbooks, finding certain policies violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by restricting employees’ ability to engage in protected concerted activity. Continuing that trend, the NLRB recently found that work [...]
by Robert M. Vercruysse
In February 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) once again announced that it was going to change the rules for Board-conducted elections. This time, there is a properly appointed five-member NLRB. The Board’s previous attempt to change the election rules failed because the courts held that it [...]
by Connor Beatty
Maine lobstermen, paralegals, and college football players may not initially strike you as the type of workers who would join a union. Yet, in the past year, each group has taken steps toward unionizing, highlighting the trend of the modern union with organized labor branching out into previously unimagined industries. Why would these [...]