DAILY NEWSLETTER THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018

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PETITIONS FILED - ELECTION RESULTS WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2018


PETITIONS FILED


Organix Recycling LLC
Case Number: 02-RC-218657

Date Filed: April 18, 2018

Status: Open

Teamsters Local 456, I.B.T.

Location: Cortlandt Manor, NY

Region Assigned: Region 02, New York, New York


SMP Health at St. Margaret's Hospital
Case Number: 25-RC-218635

Date Filed: April 18, 2018

Status: Open

International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO

Location: Spring Valley, IL

Region Assigned: Region 25, Indianapolis, Indiana


WEST VIRGINIA AMERICAN WATER CO.
Case Number: 09-RC-218636

Date Filed: April 18, 2018

Status: Open

Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (UWUA), United Association, Local 537

Location: Charleston, WV

Region Assigned: Region 09, Cincinnati, Ohio


Communications Concepts Inc.
Case Number: 12-RC-218620

Date Filed: April 18, 2018

Status: Open

LOCAL UNION NO. 780 OF THE MOTION PICTURE AND VIDEO TAPE LABORATORY TECHNICIANS, ALLIED CRAFTS AND GOVT EMPLOYEES, IATSE

Location: Cape Canaveral, FL

Region Assigned: Region 12, Tampa, Florida


SPECTRE PURSUIT GROUP, LLC
Case Number: 16-RD-218608

Date Filed: April 18, 2018

Status: Open

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, DISTRICT LODGE 161

Location: Dyess Afb, TX

Region Assigned: Region 16, Fort Worth, Texas



CASES CLOSED


PVS Steel Services, Inc.
Case Number: 25-RC-215553

Date Filed: February 27, 2018

Status: Closed on April 18, 2018

United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

Location: Grandview, IN

Region Assigned: Region 25, Indianapolis, Indiana

Reason Closed: Certific. of Representative

Employer Legal Representative Emmanuel Boulukos ICE MILLER LLP


Manhattan North Management Co., Inc.
Case Number: 02-RD-217392

Date Filed: March 29, 2018

Status: Closed on April 18, 2018

Local 890, League of International Federated Employees 

Location: NY, NY

Region Assigned: Region 02, New York, New York

Reason Closed: Withdrawal Adjusted

Employer Legal Representative  Jonathan HershbergTarter Kromslu & Drogin, LLP


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Case Number: 10-RC-217195

Date Filed: March 26, 2018

Status: Closed on April 18, 2018

International Chemical Workers Union Council of The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, Local 252C, AFL-CIO, CLC

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Region Assigned: Region 10, Atlanta, Georgia

Reason Closed: Certific. of Representative

Employer Legal Representative Steven Kramer Kramer Rayson, LLP


Robertson Bright Industries LLC
Case Number: 28-RC-216950

Date Filed: March 21, 2018

Status: Closed on April 18, 2018

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, LOCAL #357

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Region Assigned: Region 28, Phoenix, Arizona

Reason Closed: Certification of Results

Employer Legal Representative Jim McMullen Gordon & Reese Scully Mansukhani, L.L.P.


DOLGENCORP, LLC, D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL
Case Number: 22-RC-216702

Date Filed: March 16, 2018

Status: Closed on April 18, 2018

LOCAL 1262, UFCW

Location: Washington, NJ

Region Assigned: Region 22, Newark, New Jersey

Reason Closed: Certification of Results

Employer Legal Representative MICHAEL LIGNOWSKI MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS, LLP


LABOR UNION NEWS AROUND THE COUNTRY


UNION ORGANIZING      

 

HuffPost-18 hours agoSo it's only appropriate that the George Soros-funded grantmaking network is bringing some democracy to its own workplace, in the form of a union contract for its ... Before joining the foundation last year, Gaspard spent much of his career in the labor movement, serving as a union organizer in New York and later as vice ...


Chicago Tribune-1 hour agoMoreover, the balance of power of the National Labor Relations Board has shifted to Republican under the Trump administration, raising fears among union organizersthat the Columbia ruling could be reviewed and reversed. To avoid that, the University of Chicago's graduate student union opted to bypass the labor board ...


Fast Company-1 hour agoHe sees that as a positive step, but also thinks unions could benefit by adopting a digital network that would allow them to be more responsive and connected to their members, and that would allow workers to continue to collectively organize without the attendant threat of surveillance on platforms like Facebook.


The National Law Review-16 hours agoTwo recent decisions illustrate that the provision of benefits to employees prior to or during a union organizing campaign may violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”). By way of background, Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA provides that an employer commits an unfair labor practice by interfering with, ...


KAAL-11 hours agoApril 18, 2018 06:47 PM. (ABC 6 News)-- New charges have been filed in the labordispute between Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The union said the National Relations Labor Board found merit to the charges that Mayo illegally locked out employees over ...


Jacobin magazine-14 hours agoOther people painted the victory in West Virginia as solely the product of strong labortraditions. West Virginia's union legacy was definitely important, but it's also true that by early 2018 these traditions were dormant or fading away. It took many months of savvy organizing to revive a militant working-class movement. It didn't ...


NLRB


Input Pours In Before NLRB Election Rule Comment Deadline

Law360-11 hours agoLaw360 (April 18, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT) -- More than 6,000 labor groups, businesses and workers responded to the National Labor Relations Board's call for feedback on whether and how to revise a controversial Obama-era rule aimed at streamlining the union election process ahead of a twice-extended comment deadline ...


Gladstone Burgerville Joins Southeast Portland Store in Filing For ...

Willamette Week-10 hours agoEmployees at the Gladstone Burgerville today filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The election request is separate from the upcoming April 22-23 union vote at Portland's 92nd and Powell location. Related: Southeast Portland Burgerville's Vote to Unionize to Take Place in Two ...


Employers Call on Trump to Rescind Ambush Rules

Washington Free Beacon-2 hours agoUnions have traditionally held an advantage in NLRB secret-ballot elections because they are unlikely to petition for an election they do not think they can win. Labor groups prevailed in 69 percent of union elections in 2017, on par with historic rates, though it is a sharp uptick from unions' 64 percent win rate in 2013, ...


University maintains stance against unionization as graduate ...

CU Columbia Spectator-2 hours agoIf a graduate student union at another university challenges their administration's refusal to bargain, then the new NLRB might overturn the original ruling that allowed graduate students to unionize. In response to this possibility, graduate student unions at Yale, Boston College, and the University of Chicago have withdrawn ...


Sneaky Section 7 Traps for the Unwary Employer

JD Supra (press release)-16 hours agoThe practice, logically, makes sense. However, the NLRB has construed such admonitions, especially if it is an enforced rule or practice, as violating Section 7. Employees protected by Section 7, i.e., nonsupervisory employees, have a right to discuss their terms and conditions of employment with each other, especially their ...


DC Circ. Puts Union Blocking Charges On Chopping Block

Law360-19 hours agoLaw360 (April 18, 2018, 11:43 AM EDT) -- In an unpublished judgment in T-Mobile v. National Labor Relations Board, the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed the NLRB's 2001 holding in Levitz Furniture Co[1], confirming that an employer with objective proof that a union has lost majority support has only two choices — withdraw ...


TEAMSTERS

Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews-20 hours agoTwin Cities workers who deliver drinks for a leading beer distributor are striking over proposed changes they believe will make work unsafe. The Minneapolis Local 792 branch of the Teamsters union represents workers of J.J. Taylor Distributing Co., Minnesota's largest distributor of beer and cider to liquor stores, ...


UAW

CNNMoney-11 hours agoCalifornia's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) opened the inspection on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the group would not specify exactly what triggered the action, only that it "takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers' under reporting recordable work-related ...


USWA


Union wants vote on Kimberly-Clark bill: Senate says not yet

WBAY-9 hours agoThat's between the union and Kimberly-Clark," said Senator Roger Roth, an Appleton Republican who serves as Senate President. However, the United Steelworkers Unionis now calling for immediate action. In a news release issued by the union, Karmen Jones, a worker at the plant stated, "The company's behavior since ...


Yahoo News-2 hours agoThe local chapter of the United Steelworkers union has endorsed his Democratic opponent, Brenden Kelly, the St. Clair County state's attorney. In Washington last week, Trump acknowledged that farmers could take a hit from his crackdown on China but that they would ultimately “understand” and fare better in the long term ...


Appleton Post Crescent-15 hours agoIt's like a family here," Knudsen said. "I had faith in the company," said Nick Reetz, a stock prep controller who returned in December. Of the 245 employees, 200 are hourly workers governed by a two-year United Steelworkers union contract ratified April 1. Those who came back prior to ratification had taken a big risk.


IAM


WTRF-13 hours agoMembers of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace WorkersLocal 818 unanimously voted down a contract and unanimously voted to strike last week. Workers claim Tecnocap is refusing to bargain in good faith along with other unfair labor practices. IAM District 54 President Dean Wright spoke to the ...


UFCW


Sacramento News & Review-3 hours agoAnd almost as soon as the UFCW got Sutter's attorneys into a courtroom, strange things started happening. Specifically, Sutter's chief contracting officer Melissa Brendt ordered the destruction of 192 boxes of documents union attorneys were trying to force them to produce. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis E.A. ...


SEIU

KAAL-11 hours agoApril 18, 2018 06:47 PM. (ABC 6 News)-- New charges have been filed in the labor dispute between Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The union said the National Relations Labor Board found merit to the charges that Mayo illegally locked out employees over ...


Saskatoon StarPhoenix-11 hours agoElmwood Residences Inc. is accusing Service Employees International Union (SEIU-West) of demanding more money after the latest provincial budget increased funding for care workers. The union, meanwhile, contends that its position has not changed and its bargaining team simply asked the company, through a ...


Real Change News-18 hours agoMcAlevey probably knows what she is talking about — she was an organizer and then a local union head in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) before quitting and doing an in-depth study of these issues at Harvard Law School. She asserts that because unions are unwilling to organize for and exercise their ...