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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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CoVid, Labor Law and Unions

CoVid, Labor Law and Unions

Contributors Milam and Miller at Above the Law produced a meaty article on the impact of the pandemic on labor issues, and provide much food for thought on navigating the “new normal.” In addressing concerted activity for example, the authors pose the following...

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Tech/Media

Tech/Media

Facebook has deployed a new tool called Facebook Workplace. It essentially serves as a way for companies to share content with their employees through a medium similar to the newsfeed feature on the original Facebook site. There has been some controversy though around...

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Union Corruption

Union Corruption

The NLRB ruled this month, after an unfair labor practice charge was filed against the union, that Teamster bosses illegally cut a deal giving pay raises to only the union stewards at a healthcare facility in Fairfield, West Virginia. This is another case of unions...

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It’s All Academic

It’s All Academic

Graduate student unions at both Harvard and Brown reached tentative contract agreements this month. This comes after more than a year of bargaining, in both cases. It also further codifies the role of graduate student worker as employee under the National Labor...

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Gig Economy

Gig Economy

COVID-19 is moving gig economy companies to extend benefits to contract workers. In some cases, this is a forced move by city ordinances – as in Seattle, where the City Council is now requiring app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart to pay their...

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Labor Around The World

U.S. labor unions are speaking up against the arrest of one of Mexico’s top labor activists. Labor attorney, Susana Prieto, was arrested during a protest early this month. AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumpka, among other U.S. labor leaders, say that Prieto’s arrest...

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UpJourney Ask Phil About Leaders Who Don’t Communicate Well

UpJourney Ask Phil About Leaders Who Don’t Communicate Well

UpJourney.com asked Phil to provide help to answer the question, "what do you do when your boss doesn't communicate with you?" Phil points to power distance as a significant culprit, and provides some pointers of how to work toward better communication. It's a useful...

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Labor Relations INK May 2020

Labor Relations INK May 2020

In this issue: Laboring Toward 2020 Tech/Media Unions Alt-Labor Insight, 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 A few weeks ago I did a presentation (on...

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