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Labor Department's Posting Rule Upheld
A district court upheld the U.S. Department of Labor's posting rule that requires federal contractors to post workplace notices informing employees of their National Labor Relations Act rights. 

NLRB May Legitimize Union Fees in Right-to-Work States
In a call for briefs signaling the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) interest in overturning existing law, the board has asked whether a union should be able to charge nonmembers fees for processing grievances in right-to-work states.

Ambush Rule Guidance: Time Will Tell How Long Union Election Periods Last
The ambush election rule will, according to guidance from National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin Jr., eliminate duplicative and unnecessary litigation and reduce unnecessary delays.

Administer Your Labor Contracts Effectively
The rights of parties to a collective bargaining agreement can be modified through the day-to-day administration of the collective bargaining agreement. Employers must be careful to administer the agreement in a manner that is true to the agreement.

Canada's Experience with Expedited Union Certification
Many of the features of the final rule of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning representation case procedure changes are modeled on or resemble Canadian certification procedures.

'Fight for $15' Protests Expected to Be Biggest Ever
The "Fight for 15" protests on April 15, 2015, which pressed companies to pay their workers a minimum of $15 per hour, were expected to include 60,000 protesters in 200 cities and 40 countries.


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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.

Union Membership Percentage Drops, but Actual Count Holds Steady
For 2014, the union membership rate fell 0.2 percent from 2013, to 11.3 percent. But from 2013 to 2014, the number of union members held steady at 14.6 million.

'Quickie' Union Election Rule Shrinks Campaign Period
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) changed union election procedures in ways that may make the union election campaign period as short as 14 to 20 days. 

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