Saturday, October 2, 2004

Beltway Labor Developments

It is nothing like Thursday's night presidential debate, but things got a bit "testy" at a recent hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services and Education. The Subcommittee heard testimony from two Board members about a recent decision in which the Board found that graduate students at private universities do not have the right to bargain collectively (Brown University, 342 NLRB No. 42). In response to a question by Senator Alan Specter (R-PA) asking how much weight the Board gave to its relatively recent decision in New York University (332 NLRB 1202), Labor Relations Week reports Chairman Robert Battista as saying, "I gave little weight to it frankly, because it was a decision of rather short duration that I think, personally, was erroneous." (LRW Sept. 30, 2004).

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Friday, October 1, 2004

Beltway Labor Developments

As we move along in our labor law courses, we might like to keep an eye on a recent development inside the "Beltway". Early this summer the NLRB invited interested parties to file amicus birefs on a case involving the issue of whether the Board should continue to follow the "recogniation bar" doctrine. Under this doctrine an employer’s voluntary recognition of the Union bars a decertification petition for a reasonable period of time. For more information click here .

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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Welcome to LaborProf Blog

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Welcome to LaborProf Blog, a comprehensive web site that combines both (1) regularly-updated permanent resources and links, and (2) daily news and information of interest to labor law professors

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* List of Labor Law Professors
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