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National Labor Relations Board Rules in Favor of Patterson Harkavy’s Client, Affirms Right of Elon Adjunct Faculty to Form a Union

On February 19, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous decision affirming the right of Elon adjunct faculty to form a union and collectively bargain with the University. This win came nearly two years after Elon’s adjunct facul… Read More
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Elon faculty vote to unionize by wide margin

Last week, adjunct faculty at Elon University voted to unionize by nearly a 2-1 margin, with 112 votes in favor of the Union and 68 in opposition. The faculty will affiliate with SEIU Workers United Southern Region, and will now move forward scheduli… Read More
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Duke graduate workers file for union election

Last week, Duke’s graduate student workers took the first step to forming a labor union by filing a recognition petition with the National Labor Relations Board. Patterson Harkavy attorneys Mike Okun, Narendra Ghosh, and Paul Smith represent th… Read More
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Duke Faculty file for union election

This morning, non-tenure track faculty at Duke University took the first step to forming a labor union by filing a recognition petition with the National Labor Relations Board. Patterson Harkavy attorneys Mike Okun, Narendra Ghosh, and Paul Smith rep… Read More
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NLRB Strikes Blow Against Bans on Class Action Arbitrations

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled in favor of both union and non-union private sector employees on a significant issue concerning workplace litigation. At issue were mandatory arbitration agreements signed upon employment that force e… Read More
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Recess Appointments Made to NLRB

President Obama this past week appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board. They include Sharon Block, who most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs with the US Department of Labor; Terence Flynn,… Read More
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NLRB to Speed up Unionizing Elections

On December 21, The National Labor Relations Board voted 2-1 in favor of new steps to increase the speed of union elections. The Board hopes to keep election and campaign time to less than 21 days. Often, there are long delays to unionizing elections… Read More
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Machinists' Union and Boeing Work to Extend Contract

Last, week, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and Boeing reached a tentative agreement which would extend the Union’s contract for four years and, when ratified, will increase wages, maintain and improve… Read More
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Fourth Circuit Affirms Protected Concerted Activity Claim

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided NLRB v. White Oak Manor, a case involving an employee’s protected concerted activity, ruling in favor of the NLRB who sought to enforce an order in favor of the employee. The employee, who wa… Read More
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Advances on Protecting Whistle-blowing and Social Networking of Employees

Two recent positive developments to report. First, breaking new ground, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has charged a company with illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page. The NLRB’s press… Read More
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