In a nationally-watched union election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which concluded on June 14, 2019, the UAW lost another secret ballot union election by a vote of 838-776, a margin of 62 votes.  The last plant-wide election was held in 2014, which the union lost by 86 votes.  The history of the situation in Chattanooga is very int...
Funny things happen when a company institutes an initial public offering (IPO), as Uber did during 2019.  One of those things is that such companies often attempt to settle ongoing litigation, to make their IPO more attractive to investors.  Uber did just that this year in connection with its independent contractor business model, and in the pro...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been moving much more slowly than the NLRB in regulatory reform.  Possible explanations include long delays in approving political appointments to the DOL, the cautious nature of Labor Secretary Acosta, and a controversy over Acosta's involvement in a decade-old plea deal while he was a federal prosecutor in Flo...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), through its Republican majority and aggressive General Counsel, Peter Robb, has publicized various positive changes, many of which add clarity or more even-handed decision-making to the NLRB.  On May 22, 2019, the announcement indicates that the Board will consider rule-making in the following areas:  ...
In an opinion letter issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 29, 2019, DOL finds that workers getting jobs through smart phone apps and websites such as Angie's List are independent contractors and not employees of those platforms.  The opinion indicates that such service providers are not working for the virtual marketplace, but workin...

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