Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson What’s The Plan? We’ve had a string of interesting campaigns over the last couple of months where a big issue has been how to educate younger workers on the realities of unions. I’ve never really bought into the whole “you have to communicate...
Union Bailout  Update

Union Bailout Update

The National Labor Relations Board rejected another Obama-era “balancing test” in favor of moving back to a “bright line” rule. In United Nurses & Allied Professional (Kent Hospital),  the board ruled that lobbying costs of all kinds are not considered part of a...

AI and Risk Assessment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already deeply entrenched in the HR systems of companies worldwide, with 83% of U.S. companies using AI in some form. Globally, current uses include: Using chatbots to look up information such as company policies or benefits (56...
Autonomous Vehicles & Unions

Autonomous Vehicles & Unions

You saw this coming, didn’t you? Unions are already fighting tooth and nail to curb the rise of ride-hailing companies. As autonomous vehicle technology advances, so will the angst and activity of Big Labor. The Transportation Trades Department (TTD), the umbrella of...
SEIU Watch

SEIU Watch

The SEIU Headquarters in Washington D.C. is gearing up for a strike by its own staff members. Employees of the union, represented by OPEIU Local 2, say they are fed up with SEIU’s ongoing practice of hiring cheaper, outside contractors instead of union laborers....

It’s All Academic

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this month that there was a “major problem” with the NLRB’s 2014 determination on organizing adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California. Specifically, the appeals court said the NLRB “wrongly concluded that any...