Unfair Labor Practices. Legal news and articles for April 20 - 27, 2017

Asset-light model falters as XPO's port drivers deemed employees by government authoritiesDallas school board's labor complaint dismissedUnion asks state to halt rebranding of Chicago airport cops as ...Avoid Unfair Labor Practices By Bargaining CleanlyLabor Nominee Acosta Avoids Filibuster, Moves to Full SenateEmployees Say Tesla Is Doubling Down On Anti-Union EffortsDonald Trump plans to fill the National Labor Relations Board with union-busters: reportLawyer Gets 6-Year Suspension for 3rd Drunken Driving Offense ...Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating themNLRB Regional Director Orders Union Election in a Unit of Undergraduate EmployeesA Union Is Accusing Tesla Of Surveilling And Coercing WorkersProfane Facebook Outburst Not a Fireable OffenseAnother View -- Richard Gulla: Sununu needs to come back to the bargaining tableGreenfield Democratic Town Committee backs nurses in contract talksBrown's California agriculture board pick hit by backlash

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Disney, UPS employees win ruling against Teamsters
Orlando SentinelMarch 27, 2017

The workers filed federal unfair labor practice charges against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 385 starting in 2014. At Disney, the Teamsters Local 385 is one of six organizations comprising the Service Trades Council Union. The ...more »

People In Business: Poly Stamou of Royal, P.C.
MassLive.comApril 10, 2017

In addition, she advises unionized employers in matters involving contract interpretation, employee discipline or discharge, and unfair labor practice charges and advises non-union clients on developing the best practices for maintaining a union-free ...more »

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Asset-light model falters as XPO's port drivers deemed employees by government authorities
American Journal of TransportationApril 27, 2017

The cases stem from XPO's misclassified drivers having filed multiple Unfair Labor Practice charges alleging violation of their rights as employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) for protected concerted union activity. Upon investigation ...more »

Dallas school board's labor complaint dismissed
Citizens VoiceApril 27, 2017

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board dismissed a charge against the Dallas School District teachers' union alleging an unfair labor practice, according to a letter dated April 19. The school district filed a complaint alleging an unfair labor ...more »

Union asks state to halt rebranding of Chicago airport cops as ...
Chicago TribuneApril 26, 2017

The union representing Chicago's airport police officers moved Wednesday to halt the city's effort to rebrand them as a security force.more »

Avoid Unfair Labor Practices By Bargaining Cleanly
The National Law ReviewApril 26, 2017

Is it impossible to distinguish between tough bargaining and bargaining in bad faith? What happens if your company is completely hostile to the union and simply won't negotiate? You could find yourself defending against an unfair labor practice (ULP ...more »

Labor Nominee Acosta Avoids Filibuster, Moves to Full Senate
Washington Free BeaconApril 26, 2017

Puzder was the first career businessman to become Secretary of Labor since 1981 and received intense scrutiny from labor groups. His company was hit with 30 unfair labor practice complaints in the wake of the nomination and his wife received a package ...more »

Employees Say Tesla Is Doubling Down On Anti-Union Efforts
Daily CallerApril 26, 2017

“Tesla believes the ULP allegations are entirely without merit and will be responding as part of the NLRB process,” a Tesla spokesman told reporters. Tesla said it is “aware of the filing of unfair labor practice allegations” but “believes the [unfair ...more »

Donald Trump plans to fill the National Labor Relations Board with union-busters: report
SalonApril 25, 2017

Trump will soon nominate a union-buster to sit on the National Labor Relations Board, according to a Politico report. The NLRB was established in 1935 as an independent government agency to protect unfair labor practices and collective bargaining.more »

Lawyer Gets 6-Year Suspension for 3rd Drunken Driving Offense ...
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 25, 2017

Jasmin Rojas was a labor lawyer who previously clerked for several Connecticut Superior Court judges.more »

Workers involved in union activities say Tesla is illegally intimidating them
CNBCApril 25, 2017

In an emailed statement, Tesla said it is "aware of the filing of unfair labor practice allegations" but "believes the [unfair labor practice] allegations are entirely without merit." The company said it plans to respond "as part of the NLRB process ...more »

NLRB Regional Director Orders Union Election in a Unit of Undergraduate Employees
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

Second, it will extend individual rights under the act, and thus possible unfair labor practice liability to any student who is receiving financial aid of any sort in return for activities that are viewed as benefitting the university. These rights ...more »

A Union Is Accusing Tesla Of Surveilling And Coercing Workers
BuzzFeed NewsApril 24, 2017

In an emailed statement, Tesla said it is “aware of the filing of unfair labor practice allegations” but “believes the [unfair labor practice] allegations are entirely without merit.” The company said it plans to respond “as part of the NLRB process ...more »

Profane Facebook Outburst Not a Fireable Offense
Bloomberg BNAApril 24, 2017

The Second Circuit, however, backed the National Labor Relations Board's decision that firing Perez was an unfair labor practice. The NLRB found the employer tolerated profanity, and the board had substantial evidence that Perez was fired because of ...more »

Another View -- Richard Gulla: Sununu needs to come back to the bargaining table
The Union LeaderApril 24, 2017

In the fall of 2016, SEA/SEIU Local 1984's executive branch team began negotiating with the state on a new contract. The goal of negotiations is to ensure state employees continue to provide quality services to New Hampshire citizens and receive a fair ...more »

Greenfield Democratic Town Committee backs nurses in contract talks
The RecorderApril 21, 2017

In March, the Massachusetts Nurses Association chapter at the hospital in Greenfield, which includes all nurses at the facility, filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against Baystate Health. The charges assert ...more »

Brown's California agriculture board pick hit by backlash
News & ObserverApril 20, 2017

Hall has spent 15 years in public office and has a doctorate in theology but does not have a background in labor law or agriculture. The board is a quasi-judicial agency that rules on allegations of unfair labor practices at farms and conducts ...more »

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