- Written by Carl Larson
The Teamsters filed an unfair labor practice against Browning-Ferris Industries last week after the company refused to bargain with the newly certified bargaining representative. Because Browning-Ferris was a representation case, the company could not directly appeal the ruling that changed the joint employer standard. By refusing to bargain with the union, Browning-Ferris will force a review of the underlying election which led to the Teamster’s certification.
- Written by Michael C. Saqui
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) just overturned 30 years of precedent and set out a standard which expanded the zone of employer liability for violations of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). In yet another flagrant attempt to revitalize dying Unions, the NLRB’s new definition of joint employer could shake the foundations of many Employers across the board, including Ag processors, commercial packing houses, coolers, wineries; and other secondary commercial operations which would fall under the NLRA.