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New NLRB Ruling Requires Unions to Provide Greater Detail to Beck Objectors

On March 21, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) found that a Teamsters local violated Section 8(b)(1)(A) of the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) by failing to provide sufficient information about the financial expenditures of the local and its affiliates to two workers employed in a bargaining unit who exercised their rights… Continue Reading

NLRB Protects Non-Union Employee’s Foul-Mouthed Complaining, Slams Employer’s Separation Agreement

Our colleagues Lauri F. Rasnick and Jonathan L. Shapiro, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Financial Services Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers: “NLRB Finds a Non-Union Employee’s Foul-Mouthed Complaining About Clients Protected Activity and Slams Employer’s Separation Agreement.” Following is an excerpt: A recent… Continue Reading

Bad Faith Bargaining or Just Bad Bargaining: President Obama Names Unconstitutionally Appointed Griffin as NLRB GC

On August 1st President Obama made a bold statement by appointing Richard Griffin to serve as the NLRB’s General Counsel only three days after the former union lawyer vacated his unconstitutional recess appointment as a NLRB Board Member. The President statement by appointment made at least two things clear – The President wants an aggressive… Continue Reading

Five Actions That Non-Union Employers Should Take to Retain Their Union-Free Status in 2013

I wrote the October 2012 edition of Take 5: Views You Can Use, a newsletter published by the Labor and Employment practice of Epstein Becker Green.  In it, I outline five actions that non-union employers should take to retain their union-free status in 2013: Assess your company’s vulnerability. Ensure that company policies are compliant and… Continue Reading

Labor Law vs. Common Sense – NLRB Continues Targeting Non-Union Employers and Common Sense

It seems with each passing month the National Labor Relations Board or its Acting General Counsel opens yet another new front on its assault on non-union employers.  A trend has emerged which puts labor law in conflict with standard employment practices.  From hire, to control of the workplace and employer property, to the manner post-termination… Continue Reading

Life, Liberty and the Use of Your Employers’ Property – NLRB Continues to Expand Access for Union Organizing

Over the past year the NLRB has issued a series of decisions which, taken together, mark a dramatic shift in the property rights of employers and expand the right of employees seeking to use their employer’s property to organize. Two decades ago, in Lechmere, Inc. v. NLRB, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers had… Continue Reading