Federal labor law protects neutral (secondary) employers from becoming entangled in labor disputes between another (primary) employer and unions.  For most of the past decade, however, the NLRB has allowed
Continue Reading Scabby the Rat memo signals possible change to NLRB precedent on secondary 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

Racist comments, similar to other forms of employee misconduct (e.g., workplace violence or theft), usually result in termination. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this. The
Continue Reading Should Employers Condone Racist Comments? According to the NLRB, and the Eighth Circuit, It Depends.