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Governor signs legislation to provide Post-Augustus rest period relief to unionized petroleum facility employees
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2018

On September 20, Governor Brown signed AB 2605, which provides that petroleum facility employees in safety-sensitive positions and are covered by a

Student Working Conditions: Beware of Disparities!
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • August 29 2018

Many Canadian employers offer jobs to students during the summer. While some might think that hiring these young candidates on a temporary basis makes

Strikes & Labor Disputes - March 2018
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2018

United Steelworkers Local 5114 voted to reject an arbitration proposal, continuing its one-year strike at Hecla Mining Co. in Mullan, Idaho. The

Teck Coal v United Steelworkers: Yet Another Unjustifiable Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 2 2018

A 444-paragraph labour arbitration decision from British Columbia in Teck Coal Ltd. (Fording River and Elkview Operations) v United Steelworkers

Charge Filed Against Union Regarding “Forced Dues Payments”
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2018

The National Right to Work Foundation has just issued a press release announcing that it has filed a charge against a United Steelworkers (USW) local

What’s Past is PrologueNLRB Restores the Common Sense Meaning of Past Practice
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

In Raytheon Network Centric Systems, 365 NLRB No. 161 (December 15, 2017), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) jumped back into the quagmire of

Weingarten Rights: GC Memorandum 18-02 Forecasts that the Trump Board May Rein in the Obama Board’s Heyday on Weingarten Rights
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2017

While many employers were surprised by the Obama Board’s inability to overturn IBM Corp., 341 NLRB 1288 (2004), and extend Weingarten rights to

Petition Summary: Forged Steel Fittings From China, Italy, and Taiwan
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2017

On October 5, 2017, Bonney Forge Corporation and United Steelworkers filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on

OSHA Announces Electronic Recordkeeping App
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

On July 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the creation of a new web-based

Retirees Proceed to Arbitration Over Slashed Benefits
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

Retiree benefits are a big issue for many employers - from pure economic cost to administrative burdens. Accordingly, some companies have moved to