Oregon Fast Food Chain Goes Mail Ballot

Oregon Fast Food Chain Goes Mail Ballot

Portland may soon play host to the first two unionized fast food chains. Employees at thirteen Little Big Burger stores will be able to vote by mail ballot, after the company’s offer to rent a U-Haul trailer and run around town to facilitate in-person voting wasn’t...
It’s All Academic

It’s All Academic

The National Education Association keeps losing local affiliates and they’re not coming back any time soon. The Blue Valley Education Association (BVEA), which represents 1,800 staff in Kansas’ fourth largest school district, cut ties with NEA in May 2019. Soon after,...
Healthcare

Healthcare

The renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital has been the target of a long running organizing campaign by National Nurses United. The union resorted to filing Unfair Labor Practice charges against the hospital last October. To avoid costly litigation, the hospital reached an...
Politics And (Union) Money

Politics And (Union) Money

Massachusetts is considering a new campaign finance law that would restrict unions (and other nonprofits) to the same campaign contribution limits that individuals are subject to. Big Labor is of course pushing back. In the 2013 Mayoral race, now-mayor Martin Walsh...
Wilson Quoted on NLRB Change to Protected Activity

Wilson Quoted on NLRB Change to Protected Activity

SHRM reached out to Phil Wilson for a late January article regarding the changes the NLRB made to the definition of protected concerted activity. Wilson commented that “protected, concerted activity cases involving individual griping won’t be considered....
Joint Employer Podcast

Joint Employer Podcast

Phil was the guest on a recent episode of HR Break Room, addressing the proposed Joint Employer rule from the NLRB, and what it might mean for employers. Click the image to listen in to the 23-minute discussion: