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Labor Law (Private Sector)

NLRB Reinstates Rule Barring Overly Restrictive Severance Agreements

March 10, 2023 by

On February 21, 2023, an NLRB majority overturned a pair of Trump-era rulings that made it easy for employers to use severance agreements to limit the legally protected union rights of former employees. In their… Read More

NLRB Reinstates Specialty Healthcare Making it Easier to Organize Smaller Units

February 6, 2023 by

On December 14, 2022, the NLRB issued an important decision reinstating an Obama-era standard for determining the appropriateness of smaller bargaining units. In American Steel Construction, the Board overturned Trump-era decisions that set a high… Read More

Scabby Lives: NLRB Rejects Attack On The Rat

August 16, 2021 by

Scabby the Rat – a large, fanged, red-eyed rodent balloon – has become a popular tool for Unions to use to publicize labor disputes, in particular at “secondary” sites where pickets are not allowed. The… Read More

Ninth Circuit Confirms Limits on Post-CBA Unilateral Changes

August 2, 2021 by

Two years ago in MV Transportation, 368 NLRB No. 66 (2019), the Trump NLRB handed management a significant gift by adopting a new standard for applying contractual management-rights clauses to authorize unilateral actions during the… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision Undermining Workers’ Rights Under ALRA

July 15, 2021 by

On June 23, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision undermining workers’ rights under California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA). The ALRA was passed over 40 years ago in order to rectify agricultural workers’… Read More

Trump NLRB Destroys Historic Protections for Workers Engaged in Union Activities

August 31, 2020 by

It can be discouraging keeping track of the Trump NLRB’s rollback of worker rights, but it’s important for unions and their members to keep abreast of the shifting legal landscape. One recent setback alters the… Read More

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Trump NLRB Strikes Again: Employers Unleashed to Unilaterally Discipline Following Union Certification

June 25, 2020 by

In its latest attack on union and employee rights, the Trump National Labor Relations Board has now overruled precedent requiring employers to give notice and an opportunity to bargain before implementing discipline in the period… Read More

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NLRB Finds Board has No Jurisdiction Over Faculty at Religious Schools and Universities

June 16, 2020 by

In an additional blow to union organizing at schools and universities, the Trump NLRB has overturned Obama-era precedent that facilitated collective bargaining rights for faculty members not directly involved in religious education. In Pacific Lutheran… Read More

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

June 10, 2020 by

In its recent decision in Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 91 (May 29, 2020), the Trump Board dramatically reduced the right of employees to discuss union organizing campaigns while on work time. The… Read More

Trump NLRB Disenfranchises Voters Who Aren’t Careful

May 14, 2020 by

Employees casting their ballots in an NLRB election have a simple choice: Place an “x” in the YES box, or place an “x” in the NO box. Unfortunately, all too often, a voter places marks… Read More