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By Sean P. Redmond 7/22/15

The United States Supreme Court’s recently agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, in which the Court will review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues in the public sector...  


D.C. Circuit Overturns NLRB ‘Inmate' T-Shirt Decision

By Sean P. Redmond 7/15/15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) on July 10 reversed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that had ruled service employees at AT&T had a had a right to wear T-shirts referring to themselves as inmates or prisoners when they made service calls at homes and businesses... 


Piedmont Gardens: Precedent Schmecedent

By Sean P. Redmond 7/8/15 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision recently that has overturned yet another longstanding precedent, this time requiring witness statements in workplace investigations to be disclosed to a union. The decision reiterates that the Board’s acti...


Right-to-Work Rewind

By Sean P. Redmond 7/8/15 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on July 7 announced that it was suspending its invitation for briefs in the Buckeye Florida case, in which the Board was poised to reevaluate the legality of so-called “fair share” fees in right-to-work states. The ...


Right-to-Work Laws: The Economic Evidence

By Sean P. Redmond  7/1/15

Among the contentious issues in the world of labor, right-to-work laws are perhaps the most debated, as unions loathe them above almost anything else.  There is little question that right-to-work laws have a downward effect on unionization rates, but a recent report by NERA Economic Consulting also concludes that these laws have an overall positive economic impact as well...