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Build Back Better Act Update: Committee Releases Labor Provisions for Inclusion in Senate Vote

USA - December 13 2021 The Build Back Better Act passed the House on November 19, 2021. It contains controversial provisions on many subjects, including new employer…

Alabama Court Temporarily Enjoins All Picketing in Mine Workers Strike

USA - December 13 2021 Strikes have been in the news recently. Employers faced with a strike, or a possible strike, often wish to know their legal options, including…

UPDATE House Passes Build Back Better Bill Retaining Heavy New Penalties for Employer NLRA Violations

USA - November 22 2021 The media has been covering the budget bill - the Build Back Better Act - which contains controversial provisions on many subjects. Among them are…

Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill Includes Heavy New Penalties for Employer Violations of NLRA

USA - October 29 2021 The media has been covering the budget bill - the Build Back Better Act - which contains controversial provisions on many subjects. Among them are…

GC Abruzzo’s Aggressive Remedial Agenda Begins

USA - October 19 2021 On October 8, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) West Los Angeles regional office issued an unfair labor practice (ULP) complaint…

NLRB General Counsel Instructs Regions to Seek Enhanced Penalties NOW

USA - September 10 2021 As we discussed in our recent report on National Labor Relations Board General Counsel (“GC”) Jennifer Abruzzo’s August 12th agenda for the direction…

Third Time the Charm? NLRB to Revisit Rights of Contractor Employee Access to Employer Property

USA - September 10 2021 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) must reconsider its newest ruling on the rights of certain employees to access private property to engage in…

Recent Senate Confirmations Cement Democrat Control of NLRB

USA - August 2 2021 The Senate confirmed two union lawyers - David Prouty and Gwynne Wilcox - to seats on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on July 28, 2021…

NLRB refuses to deflate ‘scabby the rat’

USA - July 27 2021 A union’s use of Scabby the Rat (an inflatable rat “approximately 12 feet in height with red eyes, fangs, and claws”) and inflammatory banners…

NLRB Regional Director Expands Unit by Thousands of Voters, But ‘Micro Units’ Held at Bay, For Now

USA - June 25 2021 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dismissed a union’s push to organize a micro unit of 87 employees at a Nissan assembly plant in Tennessee…