Labor Relations Ink May 2016

Labor Relations Ink May 2016

In this issue: What The Uber Settlement Means Unions And Modernization Don’t Mix Treasury Determined to Bilk Taxpayers In Pension Demise Another Union Marriage Ends In Divorce Scoreboard, SEIU Watch, Sticky Fingers and more… The bottom of each story contains a...
What The Uber Settlement Means

What The Uber Settlement Means

Most folks are aware of the high-profile class-action suits against Uber and Lyft. The two companies’ drivers - independent contractors - are claiming they should be classified as employees. In Uber’s settlement, it retained the right to classify the drivers as...
Union “Representation”

Union “Representation”

John Lehman and Ryan Hastings, employees at Spirit Aerosystems’ Wichita manufacturing plant, were well-known critics of their two IAM Local representatives – often finding themselves in the crosshairs of the union officials. When the two shared a video of a safety...
Strange Hospital Bedfellows

Strange Hospital Bedfellows

The Machinists union (IAM) and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) made a surprise announcement last week that the two unions were looking into affiliation.  And while the marriage might seem a head scratcher, the rationale for the move is simple – NUHW...
Union Bailout Update

Union Bailout Update

A motion to dismiss an NLRB injunction was filed in federal court two weeks ago that could prove to be the first real test of the constitutionality of President Obama’s “recess without a recess” appointments to the NLRB. The new five-member Board requested its first...