Thursday, August 21, 2014

Labor Law Roundup

NLRBSome recent news and stories of interest:

  • The Nation reports on attempts by workers of a major packing company to highlight poor working conditions and union busting to improve their plight appeal to the good-employer image of Costco, which stocks many products of the company.  In addition to quotes from Michael Duff, the story provides another example of how hard it is for unions to maintain support in the face of relentless anti-union tactics by employers--highlighting the push for less delay in NLRB elections. 
  • The NLRB's Macy's decision shows the Specialty Healthcare rule in action.  Employers fear the potential for so-called "micro-unions."  Although note that the unit in dispute in Macy's consisted of 41 employees, which is not exactly "micro."
  • The White House recently enacted an Executive Order that requires federal contractors to disclose labor law violations that occurred during the previous three years and order agencies to have compliance advisers to oversee the selection of contractors.  The contractors are not happy.  

Hat Tip:  Patrick Kavanagh

-JH

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