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07 Mar 2012 NLRB Weekly Summary of Cases: February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) weekly summary of decisions for the week of February 27 to March 2, 2012 is now available on the Board’s website. You can access the report by clicking here. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB and a variety of state issues.More Posts…

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06 Mar 2012 Employer Associations Appeal District Court NLRB Posting Decision

As expected, the plaintiffs in the case challenging the NLRB’s posting requirement have appealed Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s partial denial of their summary judgment motion, as well as her denial of their motion to supplement the pleadings to include a challenge to the President’s recess appointments to the NLRB.    As we have discussed previously, Judge Jackson had denied Plaintiff’s challenge to the posting requirement itself, while ruling in their favor by invalidating certain penalties…

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05 Mar 2012 Federal Court Refuses to Address Attempted Challenge to the President’s NLRB Recess Appointments

As we have previously discussed here, a group of business organizations have attempted to challenge the validity of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as part of their case challenging the NLRB’s quickie election rules. On March 2, 2012, Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied the request to add the recess-appointment-challenging claims and did not address the legality of the appointments.  In her ruling, Judge Jackson stated, “[s]o the question of…

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05 Mar 2012 Michigan bill prohibiting grad students from unionizing passes House

Organizing Michigan graduate student research assistants (known as GSRAs) were struck a blow recently after the state House passed a bill aimed at prohibiting the students from unionizing.  SB 971 amended Michigan’s Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) to specifically exclude GSRAs from the definition of “public employees” for the purposes of unionization. The bill passed the Michigan House by a 62-45 vote on March 1. The bill had previously been passed by the Senate in…

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02 Mar 2012 Federal Court Partially Overturns NLRB Posting Regulation (Updated from earlier post)

As we reported earlier today, a federal judge in the District of Columbia has partially overturned the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) posting regulation. The ruling by United States District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson upholds the right of the NLRB to promulgate and require posting of the Notice. However in its March 2, 2012 ruling, the Court invalidated the portions of the NLRB’s rule that (1) would have made the failure to post an independent unfair labor practice;…

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02 Mar 2012 Federal Court Partially Overturns NLRB Posting Regulation

A federal district court in the District of Columbia has partially overturned the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) posting regulation in National Association of Manufacturers v. National Labor Relations Board, et al. Stay tuned for a more detailed analysis of this decision. In the meantime, a PDF of the decision can be found here. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and…

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29 Feb 2012 NLRB Weekly Summary: February 13-17 and February 21-24, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) weekly summaries of decisions for the weeks of February 13-17, 2012 and February 21-24, 2012 are now available on the Board’s website. You can access the reports by clicking here and clicking here. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source for news, analysis, and commentary on traditional labor legal issues, including news related to the NLRB…

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29 Feb 2012 Union Challenges Indiana’s Right-To-Work Law on Constitutional Grounds

The Indianapolis Business Journal is reporting that the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has filed a complaint in federal court challenging Indiana’s new right-to-work law on constitutional grounds. We initially addressed this development in a previous blog post that can be accessed here.   The full story can be found via the IBJ website. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be a source…

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27 Feb 2012 NLRB Considers Pilot Program to Consolidate Regional Offices

In an effort to improve efficiencies in its regional structure, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is considering a pilot program that would consolidate Regional Offices in St. Louis, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. The program would also remove the sub-regional office in Peoria, Ill. from the jurisdiction of the St. Louis office and place it in the hands of the regional office in Indianapolis, Ind.   The NLRB’s press release can be found here. btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed…

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22 Feb 2012 Fight Over Indiana Right-to-Work Moves to Court With New Union Lawsuit

Reports are surfacing this afternoon that the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has filed a complaint in federal court challenging Indiana’s new right-to-work law on constitutional grounds, claiming the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by treating similar classes of workers differently. The Associated Press is reporting that the suit names Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, and Labor Commissioner Lori Torres as defendants.   The U.S. Supreme…

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