NLRB Decision on USPS Delaying Central Michigan Area APWU Requests For Information

July 21, 2021 CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. The Board has jurisdiction over Respondent, the United States Postal Service, and this case by virtue of Section 1209 of the Postal Reorganization Act (PRA). 2. Local 300, Central Michigan Area, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), AFL–CIO, is a labor organization within the meaning of Section 2(5) of…

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New NLRB Policy: Offensive and Abusive Speech is No Longer Protected Activity

July 21, 2020 Washington D.C. – In a decision issued today in General Motors LLC, 14-CA-197985 369 NLRB No. 127 (2020), the National Labor Relations Board modified the standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statements—including profane, racist, and sexually unacceptable remarks—in the course of activity…

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NLRB Restores Longstanding Arbitral Deferral Standards

December 23, 2019 – Washington DC – In a decision released today in United Parcel Service, Inc., 369 NLRB 1 (2019), the National Labor Relations Board returned to its traditional standard for post-arbitral deferral. The post-arbitral deferral standard is used by the Board to decide whether to defer to an arbitrator’s prior resolution of a…

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NLRB issues decision on APWU Information Request cases

ORDER The Respondent, United States Postal Service, Albermarle, Charlotte, Concord, Fayetteville, Huntersville, Kannapolis, Kings Mountain, and Rutherfordton, North Carolina, its officers, agents, successors, and assigns, shall 1. Cease and desist from the following in connection with the Respondent’s employees employed in the Respondent’s facilities set forth in Appendix A. (a) Refusing to bargain collectively and…

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NLRB Division of Judges Issues Updated Bench Book

January 9, 2019 Washington, D.C—The Judges Division of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued an updated Bench Book, which replaces an earlier version issued in January 2018. The new January 2019 edition contains citations to numerous additional Board and court decisions and other authorities. It also contains several new sections, including sections addressing…

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USPS Warning Over ‘Outburst’ Flouted Labor Law, NLRB Says

By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 5:33 PM ET) — The U.S. Postal Service engaged in an unfair labor practice when it issued a written warning to a worker and union steward who berated a supervisor during a 2012 meeting over employee grievances, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. Partially overturning…

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Employment Law: Even a Selfie Can Be Protected by the NLRA

Why it matters A worker who violated her employer’s no cellphone use and disloyalty policies by taking selfies with coworkers that were posted online with a comment that she was “working like an [sic] slave” was terminated in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), an administrative law judge recently determined. The Tinley Park…

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Court rules AT&T can punish employees for wearing ‘prisoner’ T-shirts to work

[maxgallery id=”38863″]By Brian Fung – July 10, 2015 AT&T didn’t break the law when it forbade its technicians and other public-facing employees from wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Inmate” and “Prisoner of AT$T,” a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling overturns a decision by the National Labor Relations Board and permits AT&T to…

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