PRO Act Advances in House

By a straight party-line vote of 26-21, the US House Education and Labor Committee advanced the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (H.R.2474) out of committee and sent it to the full House for further deliberation. Filed by House Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), the PRO Act would strengthen collective bargaining rights for workers in…

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NLRB Restricts Non-Employee Leafleting

NLRB also gave another win to an employer last week in the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation decision. In that case, the NLRB Board overruled an administrative law judge’s finding that the employer could not prohibit workers in the employ of a subcontractor of the employer from distributing protest leaflets to patrons attending the…

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NLRB Strikes 2 Policies As Overbroad

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has struck down 2 provisions in an employer policy manuals as overly broad and in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The first dealt with Company information confidentiality, in that a company policy stated that “[T]here shall be no disclosure of any confidential information to anyone outside…

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Pins are in at In-N-Out Burger

Appeals Court protects employees’ right to wear buttons advocating higher wages While employers may require employees to wear a uniform at work, under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) employees have the right to wear union buttons and insignia while working. Those conflicting rights have created fights over what a company may require and what…

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Court Upholds “Ambush Elections” Again

It’s beginning to look like it will be here forever, as the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week in a case brought by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).  The court found that the rule…

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