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NLRB Seeks Injunction Against Kellogg
The board unanimously authorized its lawyers to seek an immediate injunction in U.S. federal court against Kellogg for its part in the long-running lockout, which the NLRB sought in a lawsuit filed April 16.  

Northwestern Goes on Offense in Football Organizing Case
A regional director who concluded that football players at Northwestern University are employees who may organize ignored significant policy ramifications of this decision, argued an attorney for the university.


NLRB Proposed Rule on Elections Would Require Employer Position Statement

The shortened time frame between petitions for union elections and elections isn’t the only concern employers have about the so-called ambush election proposed rule. There also is a requirement that employers submit pre-hearing position statements identifying the bargaining unit that they concede is appropriate and the names, locations, shifts and job classifications of the proposed unit employees.


Personal Conduct Policy Ruled Overbroad

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued on its quest to knock overbroad language out of employee handbooks in an April 2, 2014, decision.


Union Reps Arrived with OSHA at Safety Inspections
The content of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2013 letter of interpretation clarifying that union representatives may accompany federal safety inspectors on nonunion worksite inspections is more than just academic.
 
College Football Players Persuade NLRB They Are Employees
It’s not news that football is big business at colleges and universities. But it is news that scholarship football players for Northwestern University are employees who may organize, be represented by a union and collectively bargain, as a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided. 


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NLRA Supersedes Overbroad Work Rules

Work rules aren’t always the last word, particularly if they run afoul of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Quickie-Election Rule … It’s Back

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) once again is proposing “quickie election” rules to streamline the union campaign period.

Report: UFOs Make Their Mark in Organized Labor
New models of employee representation are emerging to reshape organized labor.

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'Quickie Elections' and 'Persuader Activity': What New Union Organizing Rules Mean for All Employers
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have moved forward with rulemaking that will make it easier for unions to move forward with elections and other collective bargaining activities.

The NLRB's proposed “Quickie Election” rule is expected to tilt the election process against employers and in favor of a union outcome. Among other provisions, the rule would shorten the election period.

These rules come on the heels of a DOL proposal to change the interpretation of the "advice" exemption, on the books for 50 years, which defines the type of activities employers must disclose during a union campaign. Employers and consultants would be required to report such activities as supervisory training, coordinating supervisor activities and developing personnel practices.
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