The SEIU’s fast-food gamble

By Glenn Spencer, The Washington Examiner

Union membership has declined sharply over the last six decades, from nearly 35 percent of the workforce in the 1950s to just 11.3 percent in 2014. To reverse this trend, the nation’s largest union — the Service Employees International Union — has come up with an audacious new strategy, one that may provide a big payoff, but which also carries great financial risk. Unfortunately for the SEIU’s dues-paying members, that risk is compounding while success remains elusive.

Is the NLRB Planning an End Run Around the State Right to Work Laws?

The National Law Review

As we have reported previously, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been making major changes to long-standing rules, interpretations, and applications of the National Labor Relations Act that it administers. Several changes have favored unions, such as fast tracking union elections, thereby shortening the period available for employer campaigning; authorizing so-called “micro” bargaining units sought by unions that maximize their chances of winning representation elections; and requiring employers to allow access to its electronic communications systems in union election campaigns.

NLRB to Re-Visit Unionization of Temps . . . Again

JD Supra

For decades prior to 2000, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) consistently found that a bargaining unit was inappropriate when the union sought a unit consisting of employees of one employer together with employees of a separate employer, unless all of the employers involved consented. For example, a proposed unit consisting of employees of (i) a host company and (ii) a staffing company which provided additional labor to the host company was inappropriate for collective bargaining, absent consent of both employers.

NLRB Signals It Is About to Make It Much Easier For Unions to Organize Temps and Contingent Workers – Temps and Regular Employees To Be Included in Same Bargaining Unit

The National Law Review

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) invited interested parties to submit amicus briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc. in connection with the Board’s reexamination of critical issues affecting the ability of unions to organize employees employed by temporary and staffing agencies (“temporary employees”) in the same bargaining units as employees of an employer that supplements its direct workforce with temporary employees.