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30 Apr 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, APRIL 20 – 24, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of April 20 – 24, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. 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 – Website

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28 Apr 2015 Analysis of NLRB Elections Prior to the New Ambush Election Rules

The NLRB’s new election rules bring major changes to how union elections are run.  The NLRB’s rationale for making these changes largely is based upon the contention that employees’ free will has been frustrated by long delays at the NLRB that need to be corrected.     Barnes & Thornburg partner Scott Witlin examined the statistics behind those claims in a recent piece, How High Is Too Low: NLRB’s Revised Ambush Election Rule, published in the…

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22 Apr 2015 NLRB Signals It May Chip Away at Right to Work Laws

In a quiet move that did not seem to generate much coverage, on April 16, 2015, the NLRB invited interested parties to file briefs about whether it should permit unions to charge “fair share” fees to nonmembers despite right to work laws. Critics have already argued the NLRB’s move may be a reaction to the number of additional states who have passed right to work laws in recent years – now half of all states…

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21 Apr 2015 Unions Get Free Pass From The NLRB When It Comes To Facebook Postings?

Anyone who follows this labor blog (or even remotely monitors labor relations issues) knows employers have been getting hammered by the NLRB in recent years for disciplining employees for making inappropriate comments on Facebook (as well as maintaining policies meant to deter such conduct). So what happens if a union allows illegal content to be posted on its Facebook page? Does it face the same level of scrutiny that an employer would? Unfortunately, it appears…

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17 Apr 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, APRIL 6 – 10, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of April 6 – 10, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. 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 – Website

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14 Apr 2015 They’re Here — New NLRB “Quickie” Election Rules Go Into Effect Today

After literally years of litigation and controversy, the NLRB’s “quickie” election rules go into effect beginning today.  This is despite recent efforts from both Congress and employer groups in the courts to derail the rules once again.   The Board’s website has been updated to provide access to the new forms and procedures, and the Board is already publicizing the changes through social media, encouraging workers and unions to file petitions electronically.   See our…

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10 Apr 2015 New NLRB “Quickie” Election Rules – Insights and Materials from Region 7 Information/Training Session

Yesterday, Region 7 of the NLRB conducted an information session regarding the NLRB’s new election rules that will go into effect next Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  As we have previously covered, the new rules make several changes to the NLRB procedures that appear to be intended to reduce the time it takes to get to an election after a representation petition is filed.  As part of its presentation, Region 7 provided certain materials including the…

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10 Apr 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 30 – April 3, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 30 – April 3, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. 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 – Website

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07 Apr 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 23 – 27, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 23 – 27, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. 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 – Website

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27 Mar 2015 NLRB WEEKLY SUMMARY OF DECISIONS, MARCH 16 – 20, 2015

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of March 16 – 20, 2015, is now available on the NLRB’s website. 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 – Website

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