There were a lot of labor and employee relations stories that broke in the news late this week. Here’s a quick set of links gathering some of the most significant stories in one easy place for you to read.
Union organizing is alive and well in some surprising industries including security services, graduate students and shuttle bus drivers.
The Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) has issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) establishing new standards for determining joint employment under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA).
As the Democratic Party held its fourth presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, more than 1,000 low-wage workers shut down the city’s streets demanding that the White House hopefuls embrace their Fight for $15 agenda.
2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released her plan late last week for national paid family leave. The party front runner indicated that she recognizes the substantial dynamics in paid leave issues occurring this election year.
A group of 106 university and law school professors of labor law and employment relations has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to issue a rule amending its long-held position regarding “captive audience” meetings held by employers in connection with NLRB-conducted union elections. The petition, filed on January 15, 2016, requires “equal time” for unions, if requested; if the union is not given equal time, an employer’s election victory will be overturned and a new election conducted.