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NLRB Members Intend to Revisit Applicability of ‘Contract Coverage’ Standard in Unilateral Change Cases

How the NLRB analyzes defenses to unilateral change unfair labor practice charges may be in for a substantial revision. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring and Member Marvin Kaplan have signaled their interest in reviewing the law in this area. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 368 NLRB No. 48 (Sept. 4, … Continue Reading The post NLRB Members Intend to Revisit Applicability of ‘Contract Coverage’ Standard in Unilateral Change Cases appeared first on Labor & Collective Bargaining.
September 10, 2019

NLRA Preempts Municipality’s Right-to-Work Ordinance, Seventh Circuit Holds

While the National Labor Relations Act allows states to enact right-to-work laws, it does not authorize local municipalities to do so, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, has held. I.U.O.E. Local 399 v. Village of Lincolnshire, No. 17-1300 & 17-1325 (7th Cir. Sept. 28, 2018). This decision is contrary to … Continue Reading The post NLRA Preempts Municipality’s Right-to-Work Ordinance, Seventh Circuit Holds appeared first on Labor & Collective Bargaining.
October 18, 2018

NLRB General Counsel Urges Reversal of Purple Communications Email Rule

The National Labor Relations Board’s office of the General Counsel is urging the Board to overrule its decision in Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB 1050 (2014), which allowed employees to use employer email systems for NLRA Section 7 purposes (e.g., union organizing and protected concerted activity) during nonworking time. On August 1, 2018, the Board invited … Continue Reading The post NLRB General Counsel Urges Reversal of Purple Communications Email Rule appeared first on Labor & Collective Bargaining.
October 1, 2018