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PA Supreme Court Decision Rejects Residency Requirements for Police Officers

July 7th, 2017

By John Bielski On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in City of Pittsburgh v. Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt Lodge No.1 held that the city did not have the legal authority to amend its home rule charter such that it would eliminate a mandatory subject of bargaining under the Police and…




Kentucky Labor Unions Take On So-Called ‘Right To Work’ Law

June 1st, 2017

By Lauren M. Hoye On May 25, 2017, two labor unions in Kentucky instituted litigation in Kentucky state court seeking to strike down the state’s new so-called “Right To Work” Law. As background, Kentucky only just became a “Right To Work” state in January 2017. It, along with Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,…




Negotiating Disciplinary Decisions in Newly Organized Bargaining Units

May 4th, 2017

By Amy L. Rosenberger The employees have just voted for union representation, but they do not yet have a first collective bargaining agreement. Once they have a contract, they hope that it will require the employer to show “just cause” for discipline or discharge, and include a grievance and arbitration procedure through which the union…




Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability

April 20th, 2017

By Robert Steinberg What is the difference between SSDI (or SSD) and SSI? Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSD) is available to individuals who have accumulated sufficient “work credits” to qualify for Social Security while Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit provided to lower income individuals who have not worked or have not worked…




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…




Restraints on Workers’ Compensation Statute Invalidated

October 10th, 2016

By Alaine S. Williams There has been increasing movement on a national basis to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in various ways. These have taken the form of, for example, reductions in benefits, exclusions of certain conditions from coverage, more stringent reporting requirements, reduced eligibility periods, and – the most draconian – authorization for employers to opt-out…




U.S. Census Bureau Announces Large Economic Gains at Every Income Level

September 23rd, 2016

By Andrew Gniewek The United States Census Bureau recently released data demonstrating the largest economic gains the United States has experienced in nearly a generation, as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for U.S. households at every income level. The historic gains ended years of stagnation following the greatest recession since…




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…




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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