Category Archives: National Labor Relations Board

Bloomberg BNA Statistics Show Unionization Efforts on the Rise

by Ralph F. Abbott The recently released BNA midyear NLRB Election Statistics show that recent National Labor Relations Board developments such as enabling unions to organize “micro” bargaining units have resulted in increased union organizing efforts and higher union win rates.  These … Continue reading

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NLRB Expands Definition of Joint Employer and Exposes More Employers to Unionization

by Amelia J. Holstrom The National Labor Relations Board is at it again. In yet another decision aimed at easing employees’ efforts to unionize, the Board has overturned decades of Board precedent and has greatly expanded the definition of “joint … Continue reading

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NLRB: Employees Can Use Company E-mail for Organizing Efforts and Other Non-Business Reasons

by John S. Gannon It seemed inevitable that the NLRB would stir the pot again before the close of 2014.  Earlier this year, we discussed the NLRB’s scrutiny of employer handbooks.  The trend continued last week when the Board issued another … Continue reading

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NLRB Election Statistics Reveal Union Successes

by Ralph F. Abbott, Jr. According to Bloomberg’s BNA’s recently-released midyear 2014 NLRB Election Statistics, unions won 69.2% of 671 representation elections held during the first 6 months of 2014, up from 65.5% of 653 elections held during the same period … Continue reading

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NLRB Holds: Employers Can Lawfully Terminate Employee for Boasting about Insubordination and Disruptive Workplace Conduct on Facebook

by Amelia J. Holstrom In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has looked carefully at online employee conversations to determine whether those conversations qualify as protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act.  Under the Act, Employees … Continue reading

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Facebook “Likes” Protected by the National Labor Relations Act

by John S. Gannon I like you.  You like me.  Are we protected by the NLRB?  A new decision demonstrates that employees who “like” social media content just might be. The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that an employee … Continue reading

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NLRB Uses Technology to Ease Employee Access to Board Decisions

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk When the National Labor Relations Board determines that an employer has committed an unfair labor practice, it requires the employer to post a notice to employees informing them of the violation(s) the NLRB found and the action … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues Scrutiny of Employee Handbooks

by Timothy F. Murphy The NLRB has made a concerted effort over the past few years to remind non-unionized employers that federal labor laws also apply to them. Employer policies have come under the NLRB’s microscope. First, it was social … Continue reading

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NLRB Re-Publishes “Quickie Election” Rule

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk Nearly two years after a federal district court judge struck down the National Labor Relation Board’s rule amending union election procedures, the NLRB has reissued the rule in the hopes of accomplishing what the legislature could … Continue reading

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Another Setback for the NLRB

by John S. Gannon About a month ago, a federal court of appeals located in Louisiana (one step below the U.S. Supreme Court) issued a decision cheered by employer groups as another major defeat for the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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