Union Bailout Update – December 2015

Union Bailout Update – December 2015

As if the Fight for Fifteen wasn’t enough, the retail, food service and cleaning industries face another spectre in the form of the “Schedules That Work Act” introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).  Under the bill, employees are given the “right” to have more say...
Can You Guess What’s Next From the NLRB?

Can You Guess What’s Next From the NLRB?

 The last Board decision of 2011 was on the surface unremarkable and easily overlooked in the outrage over Obama’s Board appointments on Jan. 3.  However according to Lexology, there are powerful clues buried in 2 Sisters Food Group on what to expect from the NLRB in...
SEIU Watch – Sept 22, 2011

SEIU Watch – Sept 22, 2011

A federal Administrative Law Judge issued a 26-page decision dismissing all of SEIU’s ULP charges against Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) in Washington state. When employees filed a decertification petition with the board asking it to withdraw recognition from...

NLRB Cannot Mandate Backpay Remedy

From the NLRB website: “The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision compels the conclusion that the Board lacks remedial authority to award backpay to undocumented immigrant workers whose rights have been violated under the...
Phil Wilson Explains Verizon & CWA ULPs

Phil Wilson Explains Verizon & CWA ULPs

Connected Planet interviewed Phil Wilson to gain some insight into the filing of Unfair Labor Practice charges amid the strike by the Communication Workers of America against Verizon.  As Phil explained, “They’re both arguing that the other side is not bargaining in...