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Employers No Longer Have To Allow Union Representatives Use of Public Areas, NLRB Majority Rules

Citing judicial criticism, as well as the original Supreme Court decisions on the issue, the NLRB swept away years of precedent permitting union representatives to access public areas of an employer’s premises. In UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, 368 NLRB No. 2 (June 14, 2019), the NLRB was confronted with the findings that an employer committed unfair … Continue Reading

Court Upholds Non-Employee Property Access Rights

In a decision affirming the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that employees of a contractor working for a contract restaurant operator located in another employer’s hotel/casino, have a right to pass out handbills inside the hotel/casino at the entrance to the restaurant.  NewYork-New … Continue Reading

Greater Access To Employer Property A Priority To Acting NLRB GC

Acting NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon reiterated a commitment to seek ways for unions to gain greater access to employer property during organizing situations, as well as gain greater leverage in first contract negotiations.  In his GC Memorandum 11-11.pdf  dated April 12, 2011, the Acting General Counsel identified the types of matters that are required to be  … Continue Reading

Roundy’s – – Is the Board Ready to Use this Union Access Case to Overturn Register Guard?

Late last year, the Board invited interested groups to file briefs in Roundy’s, Inc., 356 NLRB No. 27 (2010), a case involving what legal standard should be applied to determine whether an employer has violated the NLRA when it prevents non-employee union representatives to access to its property.  In Sanudsky Mall Co., 329 NLRB 618 (1999), … Continue Reading
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