The UFCW, with 1.3 million members, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, with 125,000 members, the National Treasury Employees Union, with 150,000 members, the American Federation of Government Employees, with 670,000 members, and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers all announced their endorsements of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. The Communications Workers of America and National Nurses United have endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.
UNITE HERE affiliates Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, which represent approximately 57,000 hotel and casino workers in Las Vegas and Reno, allege that Bernie Sanders staffers posed as union members along the Las Vegas strip in an effort to rally support for Sanders’ campaign. Both unions have thus far declined to endorse a presidential candidate.
More than one hundred labor and employment relations professors filed a rulemaking petition under a rarely used NLRB regulation, urging the Board to introduce a rule allowing unions to hold work-day meetings on an employer’s private property if the employer conducts a “captive audience” meeting with employees before a union representation election. Currently, companies can require workers to attend meetings regarding management’s views on unionization, while prohibiting nonemployee union organizers from holding meetings on company property.