By:  David L. Streck, Esq.

The scope of a bargaining unit is often a significant factor impacting unions’ success or failure in organizing campaigns.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gave unions a win last week when it upheld the Board’s controversial decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile (“Specialty

By:  Jack Toner,  Esq.

On December 21, 2011 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted rule changes that would expedite the processing of petitions for election filed by union with the NLRB.  These rules, the so called “quickie election” rules would also significantly limit an employer’s ability to legally challenge  a union petition.

By:  Bradford L. Livingston

In Labor Management Relations, there has always been a fairly clear divide between management and labor.  And in that division, supervisors have consistently been considered part of management.  They schedule employees, discipline employees, give them assignments and instruction on what to do, and generally act as the employer’s frontline contact with

By:  Bradford L. Livingston

The bargaining unit is central to labor relations.  After all, a union must bargain on behalf of someone, and exactly who that union organizes ─ which individual or multiple group(s) of employees, jobs, or departments; at which of an employer’s individual or multiple facilities; and even of which individual or