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Acquired Company Positions Aren't Added to Existing Bargaining Unit
An organized manufacturer's acquisition of a company of nonunionized workers raises the question of whether the acquired positions fit in the existing collective-bargaining unit. Sometimes the answer is no.

Company President's Speeches Result in Setting Aside of Union Elections
Anti-union campaigns can undo elections in employers' favor if such campaigns include objectionable comments by management.

NFL Domestic Abuse Case Has Lesson for All Employers
An important labor relations lesson for all employers might lie at the heart of the white-hot issue of domestic violence and professional athletes.

NLRB: CNN Violated the NLRA
CNN violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it replaced a unionized subcontractor of operators of electronic equipment at its Washington, D.C., and New York City bureaus with an in-house nonunion workforce, according to a board decision.

Inaccurate Spanish Translation Tainted Decertification Vote
A poor Spanish translation can get employers into hot water with the National Labor Relations Board.


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Myths Abound About Right-to-Work States
Contrary to popular misconceptions, union organizing is not less prevalent in the 24 right-to-work states.
Canada's Experience with Expedited Union Certification
The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a number of changes to the rules governing the conduct of certification votes, some of which have been borrowed from Canadian law.

Court to Review Effect of Silence in CBAs on Duration of Retiree Health Care
The Supreme Court announced it will review whether, when construing collective bargaining agreements, courts should presume that silence on the duration of retiree health care benefits means the parties intended to vest and continue indefinitely.
NLRB Invites Input on Using Employers' E-mail for Organizing
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expressed interest in overturning a decision that bars employees from using their employer's e-mail for union organizing purposes.

Management Attorneys: New Organizing Rules Are Witches’ Brew for Employers 
The combination of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-bargaining units decision, its proposed “quickie election” rule and “persuader activity” regulations are stacking the deck against employers targeted by unions, management attorneys fear.

Report: UFOs Make Their Mark in Organized Labor
New models of employee representation are emerging to reshape organized labor.


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