Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council , are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.
We recently obtained a dismissal of a complaint brought by the Philadelphia Carpenter’s Union against a contractor that sought to obtain an audit of that contractor’s books and records for the purpose of determining an alleged ERISA liability owed to the Carpenters under a collective bargaining agreement. A copy of the opinion can be found… Continue Reading
In a recent NLRB Advice Memorandum, the Board’s Division of Advice dismissed an unfair labor practice complaint and held that before a union can request information from a non-union affiliated entity it must “present objective facts that support their belief that a [union and non-union entity] constitute a single employer.” Importantly, the Board held that… Continue Reading
Montana didn’t even consider race-neutral alternatives, let alone show why they were insufficient to remedy past discrimination.
In a complaint alleging racketeering, he Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority seeks to recover more than $1 million in damages it says was imposed by the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters.
In recent years – and as chronicled on this blog – businesses and prosecutors have slowly chipped away at the belligerent tactics Philadelphia labor unions have for years employed to achieve their objective of monopolizing work for their members (and ultimately enriching fat cat union bosses). The first blow came when an apartment developer dared… Continue Reading
It’s full speed ahead for union organizing efforts thanks to the new NLRB’s “ambush elections” rule; more than 140 petitions for workplace elections have been filed under the new rule, which went into effect three weeks ago.
With construction going on around the city and building projects on the rise, six of Philadelphia’s building-trades unions settled contracts Thursday designed to make them more marketable in the suburbs.