Dunkin’ Northeast Drivers Postpone Strike

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the union representing drivers and delivery staff for Dunkin’ Donuts’ largest distributor in New England has postponed plans to strike after making progress in contract negotiations, parent company Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said Tuesday.

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Employment Law Updates

This Employment Law Update was furnished by Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP, One Lewis Wharf, Boston 02110, (617) 722-8100, www.mctlaw.com and addresses a range of issues from statutory amendments to recent cases to help keep you informed of relevant changes in the employment law field and to assist you in managing your workforce. DDIFO Members read more….

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Teamsters threaten action against Dunkin’ in contract dispute

The Boston Herald reports that Teamsters Local 25 is threatening to slam the brakes on the notion that America runs on Dunkin’ Donuts. The powerful Charlestown union yesterday accused one of Dunkin’s largest distribution companies of deliberately dragging its feet on signing a new contract for nearly 200 Bellingham truckers and other workers who voted last year to join the Teamsters.

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Obama’s NLRB Appointment Puts Business on ‘Red Alert’

Kent Hoover reports at Portfolio.com that it didn’t take long. A day after Congress left town for two weeks, President Barack Obama on Saturday used his power to appoint people to government posts while Congress is on recess to put Craig Becker on the National Labor Relations Board.

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Protect Your Business with Union-Proofing Practices

The U.S. has a long and complex history with labor unions. While union membership peaked at 35.5 percent of the private sector workforce nationally in 1945, as of last year, that figure stood at fewer than eight percent. That doesn’t mean, however, that the threat of union organizing is gone. DDIFO Members Read More:

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Hospitality Overtime Lawsuits Heating Up

LawyersandSettlements.com reports that theUS Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis plans to be more aggressive in enforcing federal employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has asked for additional funding to hire hundreds of new compliance officers for the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division, which covers overtime issues. This would increase the size of the Division by a third.

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Stop & Shop Workers Authorize Strike

The Patriot Ledger reports that a United Food and Commercial Workers union official said Stop & Shop employees who belong to five UFCW locals voted today to authorize a strike if contract negotiations with the Quincy-based supermarket company fall apart. The workers’ contracts expired at the end of the day on Saturday, but the union leadership…

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