Consider the following scenario: Your company uses a contractor staffing company to perform cleaning and maintenance tasks at one of its facilities.
Every year, April brings surprises for the unwary — typically in the form of an April fool’s joke.
Social media is a relatively new character in the classic tale of a unionizing workforce.
When unions seek to organize a group of employees, they often prefer to target a particular group or groups of employees in job classifications that they are confident will vote in favor of unionizing, as opposed to trying to persuade a much larger group.
Social media has likely had a role in fueling the malaise of unionizing employees who believe that the company they work for has a bad reputation.
Proponents of organized labor were presumably pleased when Joe Biden was elected to be the 46th President of the United States, and with good reason.
Even a week removed from Thanksgiving, I can’t stop thinking about my Gramma’s Watergate Salad, an unusual (but somehow traditional) green gelatinous holiday dish that features a mixture of pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, crushed pecans, and marshmallows.
After my previous blog post regarding recent labor enforcement actions taken under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) impacting U.S. companies with facilities or subsidiaries in Mexico, I received questions regarding employer rights under Mexican labor law.
Within the last few months, U.S. employers doing business in Mexico have felt the effects of the enforcement mechanisms of the “U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (“USMCA”).
We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but this year April showers might have also brought more unions. Last week, President Biden, through an executive order, created the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (the “Task Force”).
On February 4, 2021, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (the “PRO Act”) was reintroduced by Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. If enacted, the PRO Act would dramatically transform American labor relations by giving unions much more power.
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) will likely be singing a different tune in the not too distant future, thanks in part to new leadership and a game or two of musical chairs.