Thursday, April 24, 2014
- The lone holdout among major U.S. airlines has now joined the club. Pilots for JetBlue just voted by almost 75% to unionize.
- The case against Apple, Google, and other Silicon Valley employers for their agreement not to recruit each others' employees is proceeding. Some views on the case from the Washington Post.
- The Washington Post editorializes on the Silicon Valley case and other issues involving wage theft.
- An NYU Law trustee's company subpoenas two NYU law students for their actions criticizing the company's labor practices. As an NYU alum, I'm happy to see that the law school is supporting the students, including paying any legal expenses.
- Mitchell Rubinstein at Adjunct Prof Blog reports on a NY Court of Appeal decision to reject a duty of fair representation case against a union for not taking a dismissal case to arbitration. The basis of the holding was a common law rule requiring all union members to ratify a decision before holding the union liable, a matter that Mitchell discusses in a cited article.
- Michael Goldberg submitted an amicus brief to the NLRB for its reconsideration of its arbitration deferral policies.
- An Op-Ed suggesting that the White House should pay its interns. It's an interesting issue. I know the policy reasons for giving government and non-profits employers more leeway with unpaid interns, although I've never been able to reconcile that with the FLSA's coverage of those employers. Although I might be biased because my wife used to be an unpaid White House intern in the 1990s (no, not that one, although they she was there soon after).
Hat Tip: Michael Duff, Patrick Kavanagh, and Lynn Dancy Hirsch