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Northwestern Football Players' Unionization Drive Halted
The National Labor Relations Board declined to exercise jurisdiction over Northwestern University football players' unionization case, halting the players' drive to unionize.

Bills Would Do More than Upend 'Ambush' Election Rule
Legislation to undo the so-called ambush election rule would ultimately result in making union organizing more difficult than ever.

NLRB: Witness Statement Confidentiality No Longer Automatic
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it no longer will grant blanket confidentiality exemptions for witness statements requested by unions that are challenging employment actions. Recognizes Union, Ending Monthlong Standoff with Editorial Staff recognized its editorial staffers' request to form a union, ending a monthlong standoff between writers and managers at the 20-year-old publication.
(International Business Times)

Verizon Misses Deadline for Union Contract; No Strike for Now
Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said employees will keep working while talks continue.
(Wall Street Journal)


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NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employee Handbooks
Employers need not read the tea leaves anymore about what employee handbook language the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel considers to be prohibited. A report from the NLRB general counsel "will be of assistance to labor law practitioners and human resource professionals."

WIsconsin: 25th Right-to-Work State
Right-to-work states are spreading from the South into the Midwest with Wisconsin becoming the most recent addition into the right-to-work fold.


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