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08 Feb 2012 NLRB Weekly Summary: January 30 – February 3, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) weekly summary of decisions for last week, January 30 – February 3, 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…

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06 Feb 2012 Right-to-work efforts spreading

The same day Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law the bill making Indiana a right-to-work state (previous coverage on this subject can be found here), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition submitted by The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law as “containing both the necessary 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters and a ‘fair and truthful’ summary of the proposed amendment.” The petition seeks to amend the Ohio Constitution to prohibit any law, rule, agreement,…

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06 Feb 2012 NLRB Weekly Summary: January 23-27, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) weekly summary of decisions for last week, January 23-27, 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 – Website

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03 Feb 2012 AFL-CIO: Union members will not disrupt Super Bowl festivities

The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) is reporting that Indiana AFL-CIO’s president will ensure that union members will not disrupt the Super Bowl festivities in downtown Indianapolis after their efforts to block Indiana’s right-to-work legislation failed.    You can read the entire IBJ article by clicking on the hyperlink above. 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…

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02 Feb 2012 Obama Adminstration Attempts to Block Legal Challenge to Recent Recess Appointments

Several organizations, including the National Right to Work Legal and Defense Foundation, have added a new spin to a lawsuit filed over the NLRB’s notice posting rules. The organizations have asked a federal district court for leave to amend the lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent (and controversial) “recess” appointments to the NLRB. We previously reported on the President’s recess appointments here. The Obama Administration recently filed a motion with the Court…

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01 Feb 2012 Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels Signs Controversial Right-To-Work Legislation

Earlier today, the Indiana Senate passed the controversial right-to-work legislation by a vote of 28-22. Governor Daniels has just signed the bill into law. USA Today’s coverage of the event can be found here.   As we reported earlier, hundreds of union members flooded downtown in protest. From our vantage point on the 16th floor of the Barnes & Thornburg building, things appear to have calmed down a bit.  btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law…

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01 Feb 2012 Indiana Senate Passes Right-to-Work Legislation

The Indiana Senate just passed the controversial right-to-work legislation by a vote of 28-22. The bill now heads to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who will undoubtedly sign it. In response, hundreds of union members disrupted Super Bowl festivities by marching on downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Business Journal’s story can be accessed here.    We will be sure to keep readers updated as this story develops. You can download our previous legal Alert on Indiana’s right-to-work bill by…

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01 Feb 2012 A Union, Suitcases Full of Cash, and a Federal Investigation

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) is investigating a series of payments totaling nearly $1 million dollars made by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to an unnamed representative of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. While the funds, some of which according to the Times were delivered in suitcases packed with $100 bills, were supposed to be used to cover wages for union stagehands, the Commission did not impose controls over where the money…

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30 Jan 2012 Report – NLRB member Brian Hayes not enticed to resign

We previously reported that David Berry, the NLRB inspector general, confirmed that his office was aware of allegations concerning possible enticements offered to Member Brian Hayes to resign.   Berry has issued a report finding that Hayes was not offered enticements to resign last year.  The Hill has the full story, which can be found here.  btlaborBT Labor Relations is managed by the labor law attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg. The blog aims to be…

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30 Jan 2012 Union Membership Grew in 2011

The Detroit News is reporting that union membership grew slightly in 2011. According to the article, union membership grew 50,000 (to just under 14.8 million). The Detroit News article can be accessed 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….

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