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INK Links January 2021

INK Links January 2021

Union Bailout Update Before Becoming Boston’s Mayor, Biden’s Labor Pick Was Embroiled in Union Extortion Scandal https://www.texasobserver.org/the-year-newspaper-unions-roared-back-to-life-in-texas/ Boeing: The NLRB Decision That Keeps On Giving...

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Labor Relations INK December 2020

In this issue: State of the Unions – and LRI Laboring Towards 2020 Covid-19 Labor Around the World and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson  State of the Unions – and LRI Like most of us, I’m ready to turn the page on 2020. As I reflect on the year,...

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Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson State of the Unions – and LRI Like most of us, I’m ready to turn the page on 2020. As I reflect on the year, however, I’m actually surprised at how much we’ve accomplished. Looking ahead to 2021, I think about how the lessons of this year may help us as...

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Labor Relations INK November 2020

Labor Relations INK November 2020

In this issue: CoVid-19 Tech/Media Unions Organizing Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard, Insight and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson Biden Labor Policy – What to Expect? It (finally) appears that we’ve settled on our next President, after enduring an...

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Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson Biden Labor Policy – What to Expect? It (finally) appears that we’ve settled on our next President, after enduring an election that was the perfect capstone to 2020. Even though President-elect Biden is all but assured to be sworn in on January 20, the...

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Labor Relations INK October 2020

Labor Relations INK October 2020

In this issue: Laboring Towards 2020 CoVid-19 Union Organizing Healthcare Insight, Sticky Fingers and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson What’s happening with voter turnout in NLRB elections? This week Bloomberg News reported that union win rates...

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Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson What’s happening with voter turnout in NLRB elections? This week Bloomberg News reported that union win rates in NLRB elections have remained steady over the course of this year (pre- and post-Covid), meaning that mail-ballot elections haven’t helped...

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Breaking News: LM-2 changes proposed by OLMS

The Department of Labor's Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) has proposed a new rule making changes to the LM-2 financial form that labor organizations are required to file with the DOL. A new LM-2LF would be required by the largest unions, with enhanced...

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Labor Relations INK September 2020

Labor Relations INK September 2020

In this issue: Union Bailout Update Covid-19 Union Corruption Insight, Sticky Fingers and more... NOTE:  Once again, the government has not yet updated the strikes database. We will forward the LRI Scoreboard once the database has been updated. ********** Announcing:...

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Wilson Comments on NLRB Advice Memo

Wilson Comments on NLRB Advice Memo

In a recent demonstration by off-duty Starbucks employees inside the store, the NLRB determined the actions were outside the scope of protected concerted activity. In responding to the advice memo related to the event, Phil Wilson commented, "It's one thing to protest...

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Labor Relations INK August 2020

Labor Relations INK August 2020

Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson On August 13, the NLRB General Counsel’s office issued a number of new and interesting advice memoranda. An advice memorandum issues when a region asks the General Counsel’s office for advice about how to resolve an unfair labor...

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Wilson Asked to Comment On Proposed NLRB Rule

Wilson Asked to Comment On Proposed NLRB Rule

As we've notified you recently, the NLRB has proposed to change the Excelsior list requirements to the previous standard of simply voter names and home addresses, deleting the Obama-era inclusion of email address and home and personal cell phone numbers. The rule also...

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INK Healthcare – July 2020

INK Healthcare – July 2020

Leadership & Burnout by Lori King, DNP, RN, APRN-BC Leadership in healthcare is well known for being extremely challenging. Among the challenges is addressing workforce burnout. Leaders have strived to address critical levels of burnout along with the typical...

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Breaking News: NLRB proposes election rule changes

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking changing union election rules. From the press release: The first amendment would amend the Board’s rules and regulations to eliminate the requirement that employers provide...

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Labor Relations INK July 2020

Labor Relations INK July 2020

In this issue: The Return of Workplace Civility? Union Organizing Union Corruption Scoreboard, Sticky Fingers and more… ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson The Return of Workplace Civility? Do you get the feeling that in 2020 everything is dialed up to...

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Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson The Return of Workplace Civility? Do you get the feeling that in 2020 everything is dialed up to 11? I sure do. Our country (and the world) face high-stakes issues. Things are emotional. And every conversation seems to have more at stake. There has...

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Labor Relations Ink June 2020

Labor Relations Ink June 2020

In this issue: The end of Quickie Elections? COVID-19, Labor Law and Unions Tech/Media Unions Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard and more… The bottom of each story contains a link to the individual post on our site. ********** Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson The End of...

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Labor Relations Insight

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson The End of Quickie Elections? Sort of. If there is one thing we’ve learned during this pandemic, it’s flexibility. One day you’re working in the office. The next day you’re “sheltering in place.” Later – especially out here in flyover country – you’re...

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Union Bailout Update

Union Bailout Update

The Senate has voted to advance the nominations of current NLRB members Marvin Kaplan and Lauren McFerran to additional terms. If confirmed, this still leaves one unfilled Democratic seat on the board. One bright-line rule to come out of the pandemic crisis relates to...

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