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Striking New Ground: Union Files NLRB Charges Against Company Even Though It Doesn’t Employ Affected Workers

Published on December 15, 2015

A recent dispute in New York City demonstrates that employers must think carefully about the potentially unintended consequences of their workforce management decisions. A routine choice to subcontract support services can quickly become a complicated fight over work rules, fair wages and union representation, given conditions such as those experienced by WeWork, a fast-growing startup.

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Striking New Ground: Union Files NLRB Charges Against Company Even Though It Doesn’t Employ Affected Workers

Published on November 30, 2015

A fast-growing, socially conscious new economy startup would hardly seem a likely target for an intensive battle with organized labor, especially when the company has built a solid reputation for paying above-market wages and benefits. But today’s labor environment is unlike any that has come before it, as the founders of global coworking company WeWork recently discovered. (more…) ...

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NLRB Ruling Extends Employee Rights for Section 7 Activities to Encompass Company Email Systems

Published on March 17, 2015

In a decision dated December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employee's rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act now extend, in most cases, to the use of company email systems. Section 7 of the Act addresses employer interference with employee rights associated with organizing, unionizing or otherwise engaging in "concerted activity associated with mutual aid or protection". (more…) ...

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