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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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Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers engaged in strikes, civil disobedience

On September 4, thousands fast food workers went on strike and engaged in civil disobedience for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. Workers across North Carolina joined in the fight, go… Read More
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Mike and Narendra Secure Fourth Circuit Victory for Union

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client in Int’l Bhd. of Elec. Workers, AFL-CIO, Local Union No. 289 v. Verizon S., Inc., No. 12-2013, 2013 WL 3770706 (4th Cir. July 19, 2013). The case arose from… 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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COA Finds Employment Claims Barred by Union Agreement

In Williams v. American Eagle Airlines, the North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed the interplay between union contracts and employment claims. In this case, the plaintiff had been a part-time fleet service clerk for American Eagle, where she was… Read More
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Recent Fourth Circuit Labor and Employment Decisions

The Fourth Circuit has published opinions in three labor and employment cases in recent weeks. The first case, Sepulveda v. Allen Family Foods, Inc., concerned a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action that was brought on behalf of a class… Read More
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Mike Organizes Annual Labor Laywer Meeting with NLRB in Winston-Salem

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Study Shows that Unions Help Make Family-Friendly Workplaces

Family-Friendly Workplaces: Do Unions Make a Difference?, written by Jennifer MacGillvary of the Labor Center at the University of California-Berkeley and Netsy Firestein of the Labor Project for Working Families, concludes the unions lead to workpla… Read More
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USW Workers Ratify Goodyear Contract

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that workers overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement covering about10,000 union members at seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plants, including the plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The new pact… Read More
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Employee Free Choice Act Update -- Specter Edition

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