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Unions by the Numbers: 2022 Edition

USA - January 24 2022 It’s late January and you know what that means: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has just released its annual report detailing statistical and…

NLRB and Department of Labor Join Forces: What Does This Mean for Employers?

USA - January 19 2022 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and the National Labor Relations Board announced a Memorandum of…

Will A Starbucks Union Affect Your Morning Cup Of Coffee?

USA - January 10 2022 Many among us can’t face the day ahead until they get their morning fix of caffeine, and Starbucks is a popular choice for procuring a morning…

New Test for a New Year? Labor Board Reconsiders Independent Contractor Status

USA - January 4 2022 Many companies use independent contractors to supplement various parts of their workforce. Such workers are exempt from coverage of most relevant…

Union Organizing Alert: Micro-Units May Be Back at the Labor Board

USA - December 16 2021 Few decisions in labor law caused the uproar we saw in 2011 stemming from the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in Specialty…

Abruzzo's Tweets Take Aim at Employer-Friendly Labor Law Precedent

USA - December 8 2021 NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently tweeted her intention to push for two fundamental pro-union changes to U.S. labor law. Piggybacking on…

What the 'Vaccine or Test' Mandate Means for the Union Workplace

USA - November 16 2021 When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (ETS) on Nov. 5…

Freaky Fast: NLRB Continues To Quicken Case Processing

USA - October 28 2021 A few years ago, former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb launched an initiative to quicken the pace at which the…

Union Challenge to Vaccine Mandate Hits Legal Snag

USA - October 15 2021 Last week, a federal judge denied the Teamsters Local 743’s motion to compel interest arbitration over a mandatory vaccination policy. The…

Can You Stop Your Employees From Talking To The Press?

USA - October 5 2021 Most organizations seek to protect their public image, including how they are portrayed by the media. As a result, many employers maintain policies…