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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Courts Try to Undermine NLRB [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine reports that corporate employers are getting away with unfair labor practices because of a politically driven dispute over the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) authority. Two federal appeals courts have ruled that three out of five members of the NLRB were not properly appointed. Thus, the board does not have enough members to operate. In Washington state, the NLRB cited a Pepsi bottler, Noel Canning, for unfair labor practices. The company refused to honor an …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
New Owners of Nursing Home Can’t Discriminate Against Union

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Apr. 5 ruled that the new owners of a Pennsylvania nursing home must recognize and bargain with a union that began representing employees at the home when it was owned by the county.   Not Into the Unions Privately-owned Grane Healthcare Co. bought the nursing home from Cambria County in 2010. Employees at the home had previously organized under two recognized unions: the nurses under the Service Employees International Union, and the …

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D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases [Video]

  From the Lawyers.com newsroom, Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains how a D.C. appellate court is jeopardizing workplace rights. In Noel Canning v. NLRB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that President Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. The court vacated an unfair labor practice ruling, on the grounds that the NLRB lacked a legitimate quorum when it issued its decision. The National Labor Relations Board protects worker’s rights. As one …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
NLRB to Rule on NYC School Bus Drivers’ Strike

As the bus drivers’ strike in New York City rolls into its third week, the National Labor Relations Board is preparing to release a decision in the contentious case that has locked down buses that take 150,000 children to public schools in the city every day.    ‘My Name’s Mike, and That’s between Y’all’ The strike started on Jan. 16 in response to plans by the city to rebid its contracts with school bus companies – contracts that Mayor Michael …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
You Can’t Be Fired for Discussing Your Job on Facebook

Employers can punish or fire employees for doing a lot of things, but they can’t fire you for talking about working conditions at your job on Facebook. The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 14 said Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., a New York non-profit social services company, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by firing a group of employees for posting on Facebook about a co-worker who had accused them of not doing their jobs.   Facebook Comment …

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