Surprising New Data on Ambush Elections

By Phil Wilson, Labor Relations Institute

Nope. The question I get asked about most is about what unions are doing in the month since the ambush election rule went into effect. Seriously, that is what my life has come to. But since you asked…

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Congress Tables Ambush Election Resolution of Disapproval

The Competitive Enterprise Institute planned on scoring the Senate’s veto override vote on S.J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rule. Unfortunately, the Senate voted 96-3 to table the measure in order to focus on other business.

Wolf forces home care workers to unionize

By David R. Osborne, pottsmerc.com

Don Lambrecht, a Phoenixville home health-care attendant, has spent his days and nights for the past 25 years helping his friend Dave Smith make the best of an extraordinarily difficult situation. Muscular dystrophy has confined Smith, age 60, to a wheelchair since the age of 11. Lambrecht stepped in to become Smith’s arms and legs, and they’ve developed a close friendship despite these trying circumstances.

NLRB MICRO-UNION DECISION CAUSES UNTOLD HARM TO RETAIL

By Stephen E. Schatz, nrf.com

The National Labor Relations Board’s decision to recognize a micro-union of workers in just a single department at a Macy’s store in Massachusetts rather than the entire store violates longstanding precedents on union organizing, the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association said today in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Duquesne University, union spar over labor laws

By Debra Erdley, triblive.com

Almost three years since its part-time faculty voted to unionize, Duquesne University on Monday took its arguments to be exempted from federal labor oversight to a hearing before the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board.

COURT DOESN’T BUY RACKETEERING CLAIMS BASED ON UNION’S ‘CORPORATE CAMPAIGN’

By Jason Albright, Bloomberg BNA

A federal district court in California recently dismissed an employer’s claim that SEIU and affiliates, including the CTW Investment Group, violated RICO when they allegedly conspired in a “corporate campaign” that used extortion to unionize hospitals. Prime Healthcare Servs., Inc. v. Service Employees, 202 LRRM 3685, 2015 BL 93290 (S.D. Cal 2015).