Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

Insights for the Labor Relations Professional

Tag Archives: bargaining

Who Needs a 50-Year-Old Rule? Employers Must Now Continue Dues Deductions Even After Union Contract Expires

Posted in Management, Negotiations, Union Membership, Union Negotiations
Reversing a rule that has been in place for over 50 years, the NLRB has ruled that a “dues checkoff” provision in a union contract outlasts the termination of the contract establishing it. The 3-2 decision, which came out earlier this year, but was overshadowed by the hullabaloo over the joint employer decision, is a… Continue Reading

A Limit on Micro-Unions for Now, but Long-Term Significance of Limitation Uncertain

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
On the heels of the much anticipated decision involving the Macy’s department store chain, discussed on this blog last week, the NLRB on Monday released its opinion in a similar case involving Neiman Marcus. Unlike the outcome in  the Macy’s case, however, the NLRB found the bargaining unit that the union sought to represent was not… Continue Reading

Employer Must Bargain With Union Over Rule Adopted to Comply with OSHA General Duty Clause

Posted in NLRB
Cell phones, iPods, radios, blue tooth earpieces:  common electronic gadgets in our world today.  Labor professionals frequently must decide how to appropriately regulate the use of these devices in the workplace.  This was the problem that confronted the employer in Warren Unilube, Inc., 358 N.L.R.B. No. 92 (July 31, 2012).  The employer operated a petroleum products plant. … Continue Reading

Ohio State Employment Relations Board Rules Police Captains May Be Included in Bargaining Unit

Posted in SERB
A threshold issue in labor relations is which grouping of employees constitutes an appropriate bargaining unit.  Those who are in the bargaining unit will be represented by the union.  This question must be addressed by both public and private sector employers.  In Ohio, particularly in the area of law enforcement personnel, there are unique rules applicable to public… Continue Reading