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Northwestern Football Players Lose Effort to Unionize: NLRB Declines to Exercise Jurisdiction

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
Earlier today, the long-running saga of whether NCAA Division I football players are employees under the NLRA came to an end — at least temporarily.  The NLRB unanimously declined to exercise jurisdiction over Northwestern University’s scholarship football players and dismissed the union election petition. In January 2014, Northwestern University’s scholarship football players filed a petition… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Public Sector Unions

Posted in Union Membership
In a close decision earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to unions representing government employees. The case, Harris v. Quinn, dealt with an effort in Illinois to permit unions to organize a group of individuals who provide services to those who are unable to live in their own homes without assistance. Under the… Continue Reading

Rule Restricting Access to Employer Property Held Unlawful

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Cecil Patterson Recently, in Sodexo America LLC, 358 N.L.R.B. No. 79 (2012) (2-1), the NLRB found that a hospital policy restricting employees’ off-duty access to the hospital violated the NLRA. The policy provided that:   Off-duty employees are not allowed to enter or re-enter the interior of the Hospital or any other… Continue Reading