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Target Faces First Ever Union

The Wall Street Journal reports the NLRB has rejected an appeal from Target Corp. seeking to invalidate an employee vote in favor of unionization.  In September, a “micro-unit” of about one dozen pharmacy workers in Brooklyn, NY voted in favor of unionization.  The company appealed, but the NLRB affirmed the vote yesterday. As reported in …

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Be Careful What You Say During a Union Organizing Campaign

At the same time that the current National Labor Relations Board is giving employees what seems like the unfettered ability to engage in disparagement, profane outbursts, and racist comments that accompany protected union or other concerted activity, employers are having to become ever more careful about what they say. Even truthful and seemingly innocuous statements made …

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NLRB Calls Out Punt Team and Declines Jurisdiction Over Northwestern University Football Players

Close of football on yard line stripe. American Football

In a mild surprise given the current constitution of the Board (read – majority appointed by President Obama), the NLRB declined to assert jurisdiction in ruling on the petition of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize.  However, in a display of special teams not seen on a football field in Evanston, Illinois since the …

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WTF? NLRB’s OK with “Cut the Crap?” – Protected Speech Under the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has yet again undercut employers’ efforts to limit profane and vulgar language by workers finding vulgar buttons and stickers to be protected speech under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In Pacific Bell Telephone Company and Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T and Communication Workers of America, Case # …

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Worse Than Feared… NLRB Reports First Month of Ambush Election Rules Yields More Petitions, Dramatically Quicker Elections

A couple weeks ago came reports from several NLRB Regional Directors that after one month the new Ambush Election Rules union elections were be held in considerably less time, with the Regional Directors claiming elections were being scheduled between 25-30 days.  Last week, according to BNA’s Daily Labor Report and Law 360, the NLRB released national …

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