NLRB Reversing Precedent for Unions

There’s almost enough fodder to make NLRB activities a weekly feature in Small Regular No Sugar! and this week is no exception. A recent Advice Memorandum from NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo laid out a number of changes that she wants made to Board precedents relating union access to employer property. Specifically, the General Counsel…

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Democrats Protesting NLRB Rulings

Speaking of the NLRB and the recent rulings by which the (then 5-member) Board officially overturned a number of egregious Obama-era decisions (joint employer, employment manuals, and others), ranking democrat members of the Senate and House Workforce Committees are alleging one member was “compromised”. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent a…

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House Passes Joint Employer “Fix”

Earlier this week by a vote of 49 – 46, the US House of Representatives passed the Save Local Business Act, (H.R. 3441) sponsored by Alabama Representative Bradley Byrne. The legislation was drafted in response to the egregious expansion of the joint employer definition by the National Labor Relations in the Browning-Ferris decision just over…

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Joint Employer Not in the News

Well, maybe I should have said “not in the newsroom”. This week the US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC ruled that CNN did not qualify as a joint employer, overturning an earlier NLRB ruling.  The issue was raised by union technicians who brought suit against CNN and their subcontractor, Team Video Services when the…

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NLRB Makes Grad Students “Employees”

It just keeps getting better! So, the latest ‘wisdom’ from the National Labor Relations Board came down this week when the Board declared that graduate students were employees for purposes of organizing under the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act!  By a 3-1 vote, the NLRB voted that for purposes of union representation, the…

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