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United Airlines Loses Challenge to Union Drive

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Bloomberg reports that a vote on unionization by 2,700 United Airlines in-flight catering workers can proceed over the company’s objections, the general counsel of the National Mediation Board ruled.

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3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

3 Ways Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Transform U.S. Labor Law

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Experts contacted by The Washington Post said the court’s opposition to organized labor’s priorities are likely to intensify if Kavanaugh is confirmed,

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Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Public Unions

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The 5-to-4 decision overturned a 40-year-old precedent and said that compelling such fees was a violation of workers’ free speech rights, reports The Washington Post.

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Supreme Court Poised to Rule on Trump Travel Ban, Union Fees, Other Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court is heading toward the end of its current term, and remaining cases include the Trump travel ban, union fees, and regulations on Christian-based anti-abortion centers.

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Collective Bargaining Agreements Must be Interpreted According to ‘Ordinary Principles of Contract Law’

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Lower courts found in favor of retirees in the dispute over union retiree health benefits, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed.

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Ruling on Union Pensions Could Affect Hundreds of Companies

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The case arose when Just Born announced three years ago that it would no longer enroll new employees in the multi-employer pension it had participated in for decades and would instead divert money into a 401(k) plan for those workers.

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Trump Labor Board Member Forgot About Conflict of Interest, Watchdog Says

Trump Labor Board Member Forgot About Conflict of Interest, Watchdog Says

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National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel violated a White House ethics pledge by participating in a closely watched case involving his former law firm, the NLRB’s inspector general concluded in a report obtained by Bloomberg Law.

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Tackett Redux: Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation Mean No Inference of Vesting

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The ruling again rejected the Sixth Circuit’s inference from silence that CBAs vested retiree benefits for life, reports Proskauer Rose.

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Conflict of Interest Causes NLRB to Vacate Pro-Corporation Ruling

Conflict of Interest Causes NLRB to Vacate Pro-Corporation Ruling

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The NLRB threw out its most important ruling of 2017 — a 3-2 victory for major U.S. corporations — following an internal agency report that found that a potential conflict-of-interest had tainted the vote.

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For the Third Time, Supreme Court to Hear Mandatory Union Dues Arguments

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The case, appealed by an employee of the state of Illinois, comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit rejected his argument that the agency fee violated his rights under the First Amendment.

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Attempting to Insert New Term into Collective Bargaining Agreement Not Agreed to in Negotiations Violates the Law

Attempting to Insert New Term into Collective Bargaining Agreement Not Agreed to in Negotiations Violates the Law

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A signed agreement serves as an absolute bar to employees filing a decertification petition during the term of the agreement, while an unsigned agreement does not bar such a petition.

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Will the Supreme Court Deal a Blow to Trade Unions?

Will the Supreme Court Deal a Blow to Trade Unions?

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The case asks whether public employees who choose not to join their designated union may nevertheless be charged “agency fees” to support collective bargaining.

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Tech Start-Up Fires Engineers Amid Union Organizing Effort

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The move came less than two weeks after the workers filed a petition to join a CWA unit and days before a union election hearing scheduled for Jan 31,” according to Bloomberg.

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New Labor Board GC’s Restructuring Plan Worries Senior Officials

New Labor Board GC’s Restructuring Plan Worries Senior Officials

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Senior officials with the National Labor Relations Board have expressed concern over a plan outlined by the board’s new general counsel to demote the senior civil servants who resolve most labor cases, reports >i>The New York Times.

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Labor Board Burns Through Obama-Era Rules

Labor Board Burns Through Obama-Era Rules

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In recent days, the independent board tasked with enforcing fair labor practices and collective bargaining rights overruled three Obama-era rules in a series of 3-2 rulings, The Hill reports.

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Can You Really Shut Down Your Company a Week After Your Workers Unionize?

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If lawyers decide to pursue a case charging that Ricketts acted illegally, they’ll have to prove that some part of the business is still operating, according to the Pacific Standard.

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Billionaire CEO Shuts Down Publications After Vote to Unionize

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The CEO of a group of digital local news sites shut down the publications a week after reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist voted to join a union, reports The New York Times.

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NFL Players May Have an Ally in Their Protests: Labor Law

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“If they’re standing up for other players’ rights to kneel in the context of their job and keep their job, it seems to me to be protected concerted activity,” law professor Matthew Bodie said.

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Ex-Fiat Chrysler Executive Charged in Union Official Payoff

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A former Fiat Chrysler executive has been charged with looting a training center for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials, according to an Associated Press report.

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Akerman Labor & Employment Partners in New York, Denver, Miami, and DC

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Akerman LLP has expanded its Labor & Employment Practice Group with partners Angela Hart-Edwards in Washington, D.C., Colin Barnacle in Denver, Denise Gavica Perez in Miami and Rory McEvoy in New York.

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