National Labor Relations Board

May 16, 2022

Disabled workers in Sinai Hospital program may unionize, 4th Circuit says

Participants in a program that provides employment for disabled janitors in Baltimore County may remain unionized and bargain collectively, a federal appeals court ruled.

Sep 30, 2021

College football players are employees, National Labor Relations Board memo asserts

College athletes who earn millions for their schools are employees, the National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer said in guidance released Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2020

Md. Legal Aid’s union files NLRB complaint over firings

Maryland Legal Aid’s employees’ union is urging the National Labor Relations Board to order four fired supervisory attorneys to be reinstated, saying they were illegally terminated for having raised concerns about MLA’s back-to-the-office order amid the pandemic. MLA’s senior leadership violated the National Labor Relations Act’s protection for workers who speak out against unsafe wo[...]

Jan 15, 2019

Am Law 200 firm with NLRB practice hit with NLRB violations

Law firm Goldberg Segalla allegedly told its roughly 1,000 employees that they couldn’t share details of their salary with each other and had to settle claims with a federal agency, Above the Law reported this week. The Am Law 200 firm, which has an office in Baltimore, has a National Labor Relations Board practice and […]

Mar 20, 2018

Johns Hopkins nurses eye unionizing over staffing, benefits

Organizers say nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital are overworked and underpaid compared with counterparts elsewhere and could form a union.

Aug 17, 2017

Frosh to Supreme Court: Arbitration does not trump workers’ right to collective action

Employers cannot compel employees to sign employment contracts binding them to arbitrate their disputes individually and waive their right to collective action, Maryland’s attorney general wrote in papers filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices have long held that the National Labor Relations Act acknowledges workers’ “fundamental right” to engage “in concerted activities” for [...]

Aug 27, 2015

Union wins closely watched labor case over who’s the boss

More companies may be held responsible for labor-law violations committed by the contractors they hire under a decision by a politically split U.S. labor board in a closely watched case.

Aug 17, 2015

Northwestern football players cannot form union, NLRB rules

Northwestern University football players cannot form a union, the National Labor Relations Board ruled, overturning a March 2014 decision and ending the players’ bid to change the college sports landscape.

Aug 13, 2015

Athletes’ Hail-Mary bid for union tests meaning of employee

U.S. regulators are poised to decide two closely watched cases that have the potential to reshape labor laws by allowing college football players to unionize and forcing companies to take more responsibility for contractors. The prospect of change following a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board is already rankling university presidents and business leaders. […]

Dec 12, 2014

NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing

The National Labor Relations Board is issuing a final rule to modernize and streamline the union election process.

Dec 11, 2014

NLRB approves personal use of company email

(AP) In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time. Once an employer gives an employee access to the company email system, then the business cannot restrict what the […]

WYPR protest
Aug 28, 2014

Four show at protest in support of WYPR union

A small but passionate group of protesters showed up outside the WYPR station Thursday to support a group of employees there in their quest to unionize.

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