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Unions & NLRB

Unions are associations of organized workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to decide whether to be represented by labor unions. The panel is charged with interpreting the National Labor Relations Act, which was first enacted in 1935.

Workers can get away with what? A ruling you have to see to believe

A U.S. appeals court just issued some news employers will find very disturbing: There are times when employers have to just stand by and watch their workers disparage their businesses. 

DOL’s final ‘persuader’ rule is another win for unions, loss for employers

On the heels of National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rules taking effect, unions have scored another win on the organized labor front. 

Hate unions? Then you won’t like what the DOL just did

Whether you’re a fan of organized labor or not, you’re going to want to see what the DOL just posted to YouTube. 

‘Quickie’ union election rules upheld — at least for the time being

The National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rules are still in effect. At least for now.  

They’re here: NLRB’s ‘quickie elections’ rules are now official

“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot said. And April 2015 is especially cruel — the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush elections” rules went into effect.  

Unbelievable: NLRB rules worker’s ‘F*** his family’ statement is protected speech

The worst kept secret in HR: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is doing whatever it can to “protect employees speech rights” — or, as many employers see it, give workers the green light to say pretty much whatever they want about their employers. 

How Obama responded to GOP’s attempt to burn down union-friendly election rule

The National Labor Relations Board new election rules, dubbed the “ambush election” or “quickie election” rules by critics, is a big windfall for unions. So, naturally, the GOP is staunchly opposed to them. 

Employee handbooks: Feds spell out what you can, can’t include

HR pros may want to take a closer look at their employee handbook — and ASAP.

This time the NLRB may have gone too far protecting workers’ speech rights

If you’ve been following along on HR Morning, you know the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made some pretty controversial rulings lately in an attempt to protect workers‘ Section 7 speech rights under the National Labor Relations Act. But this time, it may have gone too far. 

Great — a new way for employees to complain about you anonymously

Think employers have problems with employees posting nasty stuff about them on Facebook? Wait ’til you hear about this.