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NLRB 'Ambush' Election Rule Upheld Again
A federal district court shot down a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) "ambush" election rule, disappointing groups that had brought the challenge, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Michigan Supreme Court: Right-to-Work Applies to State Employees
State employees are subject to Michigan's 2012 right-to-work law, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled, meaning unionized state workers can now opt out of paying all union dues and agency fees.
(Detroit Free Press)

The SEIU's Fast-Food Gamble
The Service Employees International Union's focus on the fast-food industry has been an audacious gamble, but yet to yield much of a return on investment.
(Washington Examiner)

Racist Remarks During Picketing Somehow Protected
Employment attorneys are aghast at a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge finding that a worker was engaged in protected, concerted activity when he made racist remarks on a picket line.

Justices Will Review Fee Collection by Public Employees' Union
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether letting unions collect agency fees from public employees who are not union members violates the First Amendment.


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NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employee Handbooks
Employers need not read the tea leaves anymore about what employee handbook language the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel considers to be prohibited. A report from the NLRB general counsel "will be of assistance to labor law practitioners and human resource professionals."

WIsconsin: 25th Right-to-Work State
Right-to-work states are spreading from the South into the Midwest with Wisconsin becoming the most recent addition into the right-to-work fold.


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