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Hey NLRB, Do You Think College Football Players Are Employees Now?

Ken Reed | Posted 09.02.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

The economic model of college athletics is going to change in the coming years. But change certainly isn't always bad. In this case, it will be good. The games will remain exciting and, most importantly, college sports will be more fair and just for the athletes creating the product.

NLRB Joint Employer Ruling, Good for Workers and Businesses

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I strongly support the NLRB's amended standard for determining joint-employer status. Workers should not be prevented from bargaining with the companies that help set their wages, benefits, schedules and workplace conditions. This ruling will restore workers' rights.

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Labor Rights And Tribal Sovereignty Collide At Indian Casinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

In 2013, Gary Navarro took a job working the slots at the Graton Resort and Casino, an Indian-owned casino in Rohnert Park, California. He was just 45...

Should the NLRB Mediate LA's Equity Wars?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

It may be time for the National Labor Relations Board to step in and mediate LA's "99-seat theater wars."

The Devil Is in the Details

Nora T. Akins | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Overly broad rules regarding employee conduct can easily be viewed to ban protected criticism of management or the employer. Therefore, general statements encouraging respectful conduct are found to be unlawful.

The Time to Act Is Now

Nora T. Akins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The National Labor Relations Board (Board, NLRB) removed unnecessary barriers and reduced unnecessary delays according to their final rule on the union election process. This ruling has been referred to as "quickie or ambush elections."

Dave Jamieson

Senate Democrats Call Out Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans looking to block one of the biggest labor law reforms of the Obama era, Senate Democrats are telling the National Labor...

College Football Players as Employees: About This There Should be no Debate

Ellen J. Staurowsky | Posted 04.10.2015 | Sports
Ellen J. Staurowsky

In the final analysis, the distinction between college football players and college debaters is the fact that the industry would like college football players to remain silent. Denying them their rightful status as employees accomplishes just that.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse McDonald's Of Violating Workers' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business

In a major blow to big franchisers, the National Labor Relations Board issued several complaints against McDonald's on Friday, naming the fast food gi...

Dave Jamieson

Thanks To Obama, It's Going To Get Easier For Workers To Unionize

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials unveiled new rules on Friday that will streamline and simplify the union election process, a reform long sought by lab...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Rule Employers Can't Stop You From Organizing Over Work Email

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a significant win for labor unions, federal regulators ruled Thursday that employers can't prevent their workers from using company e...

Senator Alexander Needs to Read the NLRA

Larry Cohen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Sen. ​Lamar Alexander has become the newest worst expert on U.S. labor law. Instead of upholding the law as required by his oath of office, he wants to gut it while claiming to reform it.

Labor Board Threatens an American Tradition

Job Creators Network | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Job Creators Network

By Bernie Marcus Mr. Marcus is co-founder and former CEO of The Home Depot and founder of the Job Creators Network, a business advocacy organization....

CNN: The Cratering News Network

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Reese Schonfeld

It's time for Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Turner CEO John Martin, and CNN President Jeff Zucker, to find their way out of this mess.

Dave Jamieson

The Clever GOP Plan To Create Even More Gridlock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform coul...

CNN Gets Major Rebuke From US Government

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 09.16.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is finding against the CNN cable television network in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering t...

Who's the Boss

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

The expanded reach of private equity funds as owners of Main Street companies has also undermined the traditional employment relationship.

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

McDonald's CEO 'Under Siege' At Home And Abroad

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Aug 3 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break. The head of the world's bi...

Met Opera on Strike

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Jeff Danziger

Met Opera on Strike

Dave Jamieson

Republicans Fight Union For College Football Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After holding a hearing to air their concerns over college football players unionizing, congressional Republicans took their opposition ...

NLRB v. Noel Canning: Two Cheers for Recess Appointments

Peter M. Shane | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

The Supreme Court's Noel Canning decision upholds the D.C. Circuit's outcome, but repudiates its reasoning and leaves the elected branches with pretty much the same tools already available to them to foster either friction or cooperation. All in all, it's a pretty good day for constitutionalism.

Supreme Court Limits President's Recess Appointment Power

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled against President Barack Obama in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning on Thursday, limiting his power to make reces...

Drawing the Line on Civility

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The NLRB conducts thousands of unfair labor practice investigations each year. A recent finding ruled it unlawful to require employees to refrain from negativity in the workplace.

Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.