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NLRB Finds Burger King Violated Workers’ Rights

April 6th, 2017

By Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. On Jan. 24, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision affirming a 2016 ruling by Administrative Law Judge Christine Dibble that held, among other things, that EYM King of Missouri, LLC (EYM) d/b/a Burger King, Kansas City, Missouri violated Section 8 (a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act…


NLRB: Columbia University Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants Have Collective Bargaining Rights Under NLRA

September 12th, 2016

By Alidz Oshagan On August 23, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board held in Columbia University that teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are employees and entitled to collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Thanks to the Board’s Columbia University decision, thousands of teaching and research assistants at private universities across…


Decision in Vergara v. California Hands Major Victory to Teachers and Teacher Unions

September 1st, 2016

By Lauren Hoye On Monday, August 22, 2016, the highest state court in California, the California Supreme Court, voted 4 to 3 to decline hearing an appeal in a lawsuit challenging California’s teacher protection laws. In what is a major victory for teachers and teacher unions, the California Supreme Court ruled in Vergara v. California…


Elections 101: What Potential Union Representatives Need to Know

June 2nd, 2016

Labor unions are complex and highly regulated entities. A union, by nature, must uphold the values of a democracy while fastidiously fulfilling its obligations as a distinct legal institution. When elections are held within a union to determine who is best suited to be at its helm, the stakes can be very high for members….


Negotiating for Unions in the ‘No-Strike Zone’

May 5th, 2016

If two people were to play a word association game and one player said, “union,” the other might answer, “strike.” Movies, popular literature, and political discourse have so denigrated labor organizations in recent years that to many, speaking of unions prompts images of picket signs, disgruntled workers, and factories grinding to a gloomy halt. These…


   
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