Tag Archives: collective bargaining

Proceed with Caution: The NLRB Strikes Down Workplace Rules Prohibiting Negativity and Gossip

by Andrea De León On April 1, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board), in Hills and Dales General Hospital,found that policies prohibiting negativity, gossip, and negative representation of the employer violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA, it is “an unfair labor practice for an employer to […]

“Easy” Mail Service is Hard Pill for Workers to Swallow

by John Leddy If you have ever been frustrated by not being able to purchase priority mail envelopes on a weekend or send a package from the post office after the national news, you may be a fan of the Staples pilot program the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced in October of 2013. As […]

Are You Ready for Some (Unionized College) Football?

by Christa Pitts As a recent college graduate from an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) school, I completely identify with the feeling of admiration that college students have for their schools’ athletes.  In many instances, these athletes are campus celebrities–students beg for their autographs and their pictures are plastered everywhere.  But as much as I reveled […]

NEW 2.2

Entire Issue: Vol. 2, Book 2 ARTICLES Michael L. Artz, Beyond Wisconsin: Union Rights Admist State Attacks on Public Sector Collective Bargaining Harold Datz, Stripping Public Employees’ Rights for Wisconsin Budget Repair: Reality or Rhetoric? PANELS Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Is 1.6 Million Women 0.6 Million Too Many? NOTES Scott B. Mac Lagan, New Process Steel: Stevens’ Last Stand Against […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Survives Recall

On Tuesday June 5, 2012 the labor movement suffered a blow when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his recall election. Gov. Walker is the first governor in US history to survive a recall election. The recall election was the contentious result of Gov. Walker’s signing into law a bill that stripped away the collective bargaining […]

NLRB’s Third Report on Social Media Expands Reach of An Outdated NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently issued administrative rulings on seven cases pertaining to employer policies governing employee use of social media, whereby it held that six of the seven policies violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  On May 30, 2012, the Board’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Salomon, issued his third […]

AFL-CIO: Judge Rules Against Portions of Walker’s Anti-Worker Law

This afternoon a federal judge in Wisconsin struck down two parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 anti-worker law that eliminated collective bargaining rights for public workers. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley ruled against the provision that eliminated payroll deduction for public-sector workers’ union dues. He also ruled against the section that required unions to win 51 […]

Unionism in Wisconsin and the GOP Race

When Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill stripping public sector employees of their collective bargaining rights, he put himself in the political crosshairs of the union movement in Wisconsin. To date, recall efforts have reached a fever pitch, with Walker’s opponents collecting over 1,000,000 petition signatures to put him on a recall ballot […]