Breaking News: Three New Rules Proposed By The NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on August 12th. The proposed rule amendments are: Blocking Charge Policy: The NPRM proposes replacing the current blocking charge policy with a vote-and-impound procedure. Elections would...

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Labor Advice for Bernie You ever wish you were a fly on a wall? I can think of a few times. When mom debated my punishment for opening the Mattel handheld football game a week before Christmas. Or the discussion outside the squad car after my “donut”...
Union Bailout Update

Union Bailout Update

Joint employer is still in the spotlight, as anticipation of NLRB action remains at high levels. Board Chair, John Ring, has signaled the agency’s desire to use rule-making to “issue guidance in a clear and more comprehensive manner,” including the issue of joint...
Contol Versus Advocacy

Contol Versus Advocacy

What is playing out at the AFL-CIO as Richard Trumka’s reign at the helm of the labor organization winds down is typical of labor unions in general. Instead of letting the successorship run a democratic course, Trumka appears to be attempting to hand-pick his...
Will 2020 Bring Sunshine For Big Labor?

Will 2020 Bring Sunshine For Big Labor?

As the 2020 general election looms closer, the labor movement is chasing its tail trying to decide whether or not they will ever see whole-hearted, labor-friendly reform effort from Democrats. In one breath, they laud the apparent support indicated by the backing of...
California’s Next Step For The Gig Economy

California’s Next Step For The Gig Economy

California’s State Assembly just passed a bill that expands upon the state’s Supreme Court decision last year, which guaranteed the rights of gig economy workers — rights like minimum wage and overtime pay. Even more, this bill appears to make it harder for companies...