Unfair Labor Practices. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 30, 2017

Sununu, unions at standstill on raisesWhat employers need to know about May Day strikesNUHW wins ruling re-instating Brius workers in NovatoUnion representing Illinois state nurses has a history of prioritizing union jobs at all costsFederal Court: NLRB Correct That Successor Employer Must ...Students deliver petition to administrators in support of facultyFederal Court: NLRB Correct That Successor Employer Must ...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 ...

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Appeals court vindicates San Diego's 2012 pension cutbacks
The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 11, 2017

After the PERB ruling in December 2015 that Sander's involvement constituted an unfair labor practice, the union leaders who filed the lawsuit urged city officials to accept defeat so they could rein in the potentially spiraling costs of the litigation ...more »

Tesla factory workers intensify unionization efforts, file charges with National Labor Board
TeslaratiApril 20, 2017

Tesla has dismissed charges filed by the Unfair Labor Practice with the National Labor Relations Board by two employees as “entirely without merit,” stating that it will respond to the allegations as part of the NLRB process. In the latest chapter of ...more »

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Sununu, unions at standstill on raises
The Union LeaderApril 30, 2017

Despite the strict language of the law, veteran negotiators for the state and labor unions say for more than two decades the governor's team has kept negotiating with unions as long as they remained at the table, even if talks had broken off with other ...more »

What employers need to know about May Day strikes
Crain's Detroit Business (blog)April 29, 2017

... or she may not be paid for the time off, managers should be careful not to indicate that employees will be disciplined for strike activities. Any such comments or actions could be used as evidence of union animus to support a subsequent unfair ...more »

NUHW wins ruling re-instating Brius workers in Novato
Huffington PostApril 29, 2017

Judge Amita Baman Tracy ruled last week that the Novato Healthcare Center violated federal labor law when it “discriminatorily suspended and discharged” the five workers, four of whom were active supporters of joining the National Union of Healthcare ...more »

Union representing Illinois state nurses has a history of prioritizing union jobs at all costs
Illinois PolicyApril 28, 2017

Further evidence that HB 5104 – and subsequently SB 19 – are nothing more than union job preservation is found in an unfair labor practice charge the state filed against INA in 2016. After almost a year of contract negotiations, the state and INA had ...more »

Federal Court: NLRB Correct That Successor Employer Must ...
Lexology (registration)April 28, 2017

In the first test of the National Labor Relations Board's 2011 “successor bar” rule, the federal appeals court in Boston has upheld the NLRB's…more »

Students deliver petition to administrators in support of faculty
The IthacanApril 27, 2017

They claimed that they were not rehired due to their involvement in the union and have filed an unfair labor practice lawsuit against the college. Senior Taylor Ford, president of IC Students for Labor Action, said the petition has been in circulation ...more »

Federal Court: NLRB Correct That Successor Employer Must ...
JD Supra (press release)April 27, 2017

In the first test of the National Labor Relations Board's 2011 “successor bar” rule, the federal appeals court in Boston has upheld the NLRB's decision that the ...more »

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 »

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