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Unions Optimistic for Workplace and Political Election Victories
November 29, 2018
Unions have more optimism for growth than we have seen in several years, and the facts back them up.
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Unions, Proponents of Worker’s Rights? Guess Again
November 21, 2018
What happens when the unions themselves are accused of treating their own employees poorly?
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Nevada Supreme Court Resolves Union Election Standard For Public Employees
November 9, 2018
In a case that has been closely followed by Nevada’s public-sector employers, the Nevada Supreme Court resolved on November 8th the standard for determining  whether a labor union has won an election seeking to represent public employees.
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Does Holding Unions Accountable Help Employers?
October 31, 2018
The General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memo on October 24, 2018 that focused on the unions’ duty of fair representation to their bargaining unit members.
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Deducting Union Dues After A Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires
October 25, 2018
An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board recently held that Valley Hospital Medical Center could rely upon language in an expired collective bargaining agreement and cease deducting union dues because the language stated the dues-checkoff requirements “shall be continued in effect for the term of this Agreement.”
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct – Giving a Non-consensual Haircut!
September 5, 2018
A recent case involved rather odd facts. Apparently an employee arrived at work with windblown hair. Her co-worker said “I can fix that for you.” The employee responded, “Sure, go ahead.”
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NLRB Expands Weingarten Rights
July 17, 2018
A recent decision from a three-member panel of the NLRB appears to depart from over 40 years of precedent regarding an employee’s right to union representation during an investigatory interview.
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Supreme Court Prohibits Mandatory Union Fees for Public Sector Non-Union Members
June 28, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its highly-anticipated ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, a case that challenged the constitutionality of an Illinois law that allowed unions who represent public employees to collect mandatory contributions from employees who chose not to join the union.
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Union’s Smooth Landing at Boeing
June 28, 2018
The Boeing Company employs 6,749 employees in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The International Association of Machinists has attempted to organize Boeing at its North Charleston manufacturing facility, where it assembles the 787 Dreamliner, on three occasions.
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Supreme Court Rules “Fair Share Fees” Unconstitutional
June 27, 2018
As widely anticipated, the U.S. Supreme Court just held by a 5-4 vote that fair share agreements are unconstitutional.
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After Oral Argument: Public Sector “Fair Share Fees” on Thin Ice
April 9, 2018
As we previously reported, in July 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to consider the legality of “fair share” fees for public employees.
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Take Two: The Supreme Court Again to Decide the Constitutionality of Public Sector Union “Fair Share Fees”
October 2, 2017
As we previously reported, in July 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to hear an appeal of a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the legality of “fair share” fees for public employees. Fair share fees are fees that are proportionate to the union’s costs associated with collective bargaining, contract administration and other activities germane to the union’s duties as the collective bargaining representative. 
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