Union Activity

This past Monday, April 30, marked the conclusion of a weeklong strike conducted by Columbia graduate students at the University’s campus. Timing, as people say, is sometimes everything – especially
Continue Reading Columbia University Graduate Students End Their Strike…but the Saga Continues

Though it may come as a surprise to some employers, the NLRB generally recognizes the right of employees to wear union insignia (pins with union logos, etc.) while at work. 
Continue Reading NLRB Follows Precedent Allowing Union Insignia At Work, But Did It Signal A Change?

Undergraduate resident advisors usually wield a lot of power over university residence halls and those who occupy them. You likely know this already if you were ever a college freshman
Continue Reading Undergraduate Resident Advisors May Possibly Unionize…For Now

Graduate students at most private universities have been allowed to unionize since the 2016 decision of the NLRB in Columbia University.  This decision was controversial because the employee status
Continue Reading Columbia University: Employee or Not Employee – That is the Question?

On January 29, 2018, the DC Circuit remanded a 2016 NLRB decision – Grill Concepts Servs., Inc., 364 NLRB No. 36 (2016) back to the Board for reconsideration
Continue Reading Second Times the Charm? The NLRB Permitted Another Chance to Analyze Restaurant’s Work Rules

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employer does not necessarily violate the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a facially neutral work rule, policy or handbook provision
Continue Reading Trump NLRB Gives Employers a Little More Leeway in Maintaining Work Rules

What goes around, comes around, they say, right? Not so fast said one NLRB Administrative Law Judge on November 22, 2017, when she held that the Communication Workers of America,
Continue Reading Union Violates the Act by Attempting to Get Employer to Exact Revenge on Their Behalf