Collective Bargaining

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    On April 9, 2014, the Missouri House of Representatives voted 78-68 in favor of a "right-to-work" bill that would ban unions and employers from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. That was four votes shy of the 82 votes necessary to send the legislation to the Missouri Senate for a vote. Governor Jay Nixon made it...
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    Although the Public Employee Labor Relations Act (PELRA) and regulations promulgated under the PELRA do not expressly permit public employers to seek decertification of bargaining units with fewer than 10 employee members, the New Hampshire Supreme Court recently issued a decision that provides those employers with a mechanism to do just that....
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    In late March, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago issued a decision in which he determined that certain Northwestern University football players are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize. The ruling, now subject to appeal, was the first step in forming a union for the football...
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    What does "changing clothes" mean in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally shed some light on the issue. The Court held that under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the time employees spend putting on and taking off their mandatory protective gear (otherwise known as "...
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    NLRB revives union election proposal. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is revisiting a 2011 effort to change regulations governing union representation elections — changes the NLRB claims would streamline elections and prevent unnecessary litigation. Employer groups strongly opposed the changes when they were proposed in 2011,...
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    What does "changing clothes" mean in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally shed some light on the issue. The Court held that under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the time employees spend putting on and taking off their mandatory protective gear (otherwise known as "...
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    NLRB revives union election proposal. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is revisiting a 2011 effort to change regulations governing union representation elections — changes the NLRB claims would streamline elections and prevent unnecessary litigation. Employer groups strongly opposed the changes when they were proposed in 2011,...
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    What does "changing clothes" mean in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally shed some light on the issue. The Court held that under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the time employees spend putting on and taking off their mandatory protective gear (otherwise known as "...
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    What does "changing clothes" mean in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? On January 27, the U.S. Supreme Court finally shed some light on the issue. The Court held that under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the time employees spend putting on and taking off their mandatory protective gear (otherwise known as "...
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    After winning a contract bid, a Kentucky employer faced efforts from rival unions to represent its workers. When the United Auto Workers (UAW) won that battle, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sought an injunction to require the employer to replace its UAW workforce with Teamsters members (who had previously worked for the company the...
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