Unions -- Solicitation

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    Labor union membership in the private sector has decreased dramatically in the past few decades in the United States. But, there has been a renewed emphasis by both new groups and the AFL-CIO to recruit more members. Often these new recruits are in fields that historically weren't unionized. Typically, if a labor union is trying to...

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    On October 16, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) obtained an injunction against an Ohio healthcare provider, JAG Healthcare, Inc., during the pendency of an unfair labor practice (ULP) proceeding. Section10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) allows the NLRB to ask a federal court for an injunction in cases in which ULP charges...
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    In last month's issue, we reviewed the various ways a nonunion employer can wind up violating the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) - even when there's no union in the picture (see "Traps for the unwary employer: how to avoid committing unfair labor practices - part I" on pg. 4). In particular, we discussed circumstances in which...
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    A recent Tenth Circuit decision serves as a potent reminder that antisolicitation policies must not be devised in such a way that they discriminate against union organizing campaigns. Common solicitation policy As is common for many employers, unionized or not, Albertsons has a policy that prohibits employees...
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