By: Anne D. Harris, Esq.

On July 2, 2013, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated an NLRB ruling and found that registered nurses employed by a nursing home were supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act. 

The dispute arose in 2011 when the International Association of

By Kenneth R. Dolin

The Board, in a 2-1 decision, overruled 50 years of precedent establishing in virtually all cases the supervisory status of tugboat pilots and mates, when it found tugboat mates were not statutory supervisors.  In a case that started with a representation petition filed in 1999, the Board in Brusco Tug and

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