NLRB Divides Sharply on Employee Concerted Activity for “Mutual Aid or Protection”

The National Law Review

In a complex, twenty-eight page opinion, a sharply divided NLRB has ruled that when an individual employee seeks assistance from fellow employees with respect to a violation under Title VII (or other workplace laws), the action is not only concerted but also presumptively for the purpose of mutual aid or protection, and thereby also covered by the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”).

NLRB Precedent Not Binding after Noel Canning, Labor Board Judge Declares, Rejecting Claimed Dues Deduction Violation

The National Law Review

In an unusual move, an NLRB administrative law judge has disregarded Board law and held that an employer that stopped dues deductions after the expiration of its collective bargaining agreement did not commit an unfair labor practice, dismissing an unfair labor practice complaint. Lincoln Lutheran of Racine, 30-CA-11099 (JD-49-14 August 11, 2014).