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Employers May Feel Blue About NLRB’s Purple Communications Decision

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
A recent decision from the NLRB is a good reminder that employer statements during union organizing activity have potentially wide-ranging effects.  This latest case involves Purple Communications, a provider of sign language interpreters who facilitate real-time, two-way phone communication between hearing-impaired and hearing individuals.  The union filed objections after suffering narrow election defeats at two… 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

Court of Appeals Finds Notice Posting Rule Invalid; Violates Employer Speech Rights

Posted in NLRB
The federal courts have dealt the NLRB’s notice posting rule another setback. In a ruling Tuesday, the court of appeals in Washington, D.C., the same court that earlier this year held President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB unconstitutional, vacated the NLRB’s notice posting rule. The court concluded that the rule violated an employer’s right to freedom… Continue Reading

Did I Say Something Wrong? NLRB Issues New Ruling on Employer Comments During Union Campaign

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson D. Cary and Ashley M. Manfull Recently, the NLRB, in a three-member panel of Members Hayes (R), Flynn (R) and Block (D), ruled on various statements the employer made during a union organizing drive about the changes to the employer-employee relationship should employees vote for the union.   In Dish Network Corp., 358 N.L.R.B.… Continue Reading