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Client Featured in The Nation’s Article on Rampant Sexual Harassment at McDonald’s

In its recent issue, The Nation Magazine highlights rampant sexual harassment at McDonald’s restaurants. The featured article, McDonald’s Has a Real Sexual Harassment Problem, recounts the stories of several McDonald’s employees who suffered eg… 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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Federal court rules in favor of labor union, awards Patterson Harkavy attorneys' fees

United States District Judge Terrence Boyle issued an order last Friday finding in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 465, and ordering the defendant-employer to pay the union’s attor… 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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Employers Using Lockouts More Frequently

The New York Times reported recently that companies are using lockouts more frequently against their unionized employees to force the employees’ hand in negotiations. American Crystal Sugar, the nation’s largest sugar beet processor, lock… 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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New Report Out on Economy and Young Workers

The public policy research group Dēmos and the non-profit Young Invincibles, published a new report which came out last month. The report analyzes the economic status of the “Millennial Generation” as compared to previous generations. &#… 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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Briefs in IBEW 289 Arbitration Case in Federal Court

In International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, Local Union No. 289 v. Verizon South, Inc., the Union has filed suit in federal court (Middle District of North Carolina) to compel the company to engage in arbitration regarding the termin… Read More
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ATU 1328 Prevails in Arbitration Case in Federal Court

In, Cape Fear Public Transit Authority v. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1328, the Wilmington transit authority is challenging a labor arbitration in favor of the Union, which ordered a terminated employee be put back to work. This case is bef… Read More
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