Covered by CBA, Employee’s State Law Whistleblower Claim Preempted by Federal Law, New Jersey Court Rules

The National Law Review

An employee represented under a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is barred from claiming whistleblower retaliatory discharge under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) against his employer where his claim necessitates an interpretation of the CBA, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division has ruled. Puglia v. Elk Pipeline, Inc., et al., No. A-0886-13T1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 10, 2014).

Open the school board meetings

By Erika Stutzman, dailycamera.com

Proposition 104 would change the Colorado statutes to make school board meetings, and meetings between district representatives and teachers’ unions, open to the public if collective bargaining is to be discussed.

The Dawn Of “Micro-Unions”: A Scary Proposition For Employers

mondaq

Unions can be difficult enough to manage, even for experienced employers. Imagine taking your workforce of 100 employees and dividing them up into 10 different collective bargaining units… represented by 10 different unions… and 10 different collective bargaining agreements… with 10 different effective dates. Sound like an administrative nightmare?

Top 10 facts on labor policy in Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute

Unions are often presented as the plucky defenders of the working man or woman, whose only interest is seeing that workers get a fair shake on the job. But in reality, unions are well financed and powerful.