Vorys on Labor

Vorys on Labor

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Tag Archives: union contract negotiations

Employers Take Note: Covid-19-Related Actions that Will Get the Attention of the NLRB

Posted in Employee Discipline, Negotiations, NLRB
This blog previously discussed the NLRB’s dismissal of virus-related charges.  The NLRB General Counsel, however, recently released a new memorandum summarizing cases related to Covid-19 where the NLRB found the virus-related issues had merit and pursued litigation. Because the cases are still in active litigation, the memo merely summarizes the facts of the cases.  It… Continue Reading

NLRB Returns to Former Stance on Employers’ Obligations to Continues Dues Checkoff after CBAs Expire

Posted in Strikes, Union Negotiations
On Monday, the NLRB reinstated its long-standing position that the NLRA does not require employers to continue dues checkoff after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. The case, entitled Valley Hospital Medical Center, 368 N.L.R.B. No. 139 (“Valley Hospital”), came after a four-year-long departure from that long-standing position. Many labor professionals may see the… Continue Reading

Part 2: Will the Federal Government Take Over the UAW?

Posted in Union Organizing, Unions
Another shoe dropped on the growing UAW-Chrysler scandal.  Recently, Alphons Iacobelli, the former Chrysler VP of Labor Relations, was sentenced to 5½ years in federal prison for siphoning money from the joint UAW-FCA training center.  Mr. Iacobelli purchased a $350,000 Ferrari, $35,000 Mont Blanc pens, and built a pool in his backyard with money from… Continue Reading

Contentious Negotiations Ahead for Detroit 3 and UAW

Posted in Benefits, Negotiations, Unions
Within the next two weeks, the GM, Ford, and Fiat-Chrysler will begin the serious negotiations for new collective bargaining agreements.  The ceremonial opening of these negotiations occurred last month.  The current agreements expire on September 14, and all sides face serious issues. During the 2011 negotiations, two of the three companies were being bailed out… Continue Reading