Human Resources News & Insights

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.

Does your handbook say this … ? If so, it’s time for a rewrite

One federal agency continues to take the shredder to common, and seemingly harmless, employer policies. And this time, it may have made its most head-scratching move of them all. 

Looks like the union ‘quickie election’ rule is here to stay

The NLRB’s “quickie election” rule has survived another court challenge — and it could be the last one.  

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.