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What expanding the "joint employer" rule will mean for unions

Sep 7, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a new rule that would make companies that use contract, temp and staffing-firm employees more responsible for their wages and working conditions.
The joint employer rule expansion would add some power to workers trying to unionize, such as warehouse workers.
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Biden administration picks to labor board could change the outlook for unions

Jul 15, 2021
A Senate committee is set to consider two Biden appointees to the National Labor Relations Board.
Organizers in support of the unionization of an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, earlier this year. The NLRB completed the vote count in April. Workers voted to reject the union.
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NLRB rule could make it harder for millions of workers to organize

Feb 26, 2020
It rolls back an Obama-era policy that held some corporations accountable for labor violations by subcontractors and franchisees.
The new NLRB rule could make it harder for employee's of McDonald's to organize.
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Trump picks could reverse Obama-era labor rulings

Sep 26, 2017
Republicans have control of the NLRB for the first time in almost a decade.
Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant in Chicago, Illinois back in 2014.
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NLRB decision pushes 'employee' debate

Aug 28, 2015
Franchising and subcontracting labor haven't always been the norm.

Firms, organized labor wait for major ruling

Aug 14, 2015
The case is about employees working for subcontractors or franchisees.

NLRB rules Northwestern football players can unionize

Mar 27, 2014
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
The Northwestern Wildcats stand on the field during play against the Michigan Wolverines at Ryan Field on November 16, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois.
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How easy should it be to join a labor union?

Feb 6, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board wants to change the rules about how workers vote on whether or not to unionize.

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

Jun 20, 2013
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.