The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a meat processing company violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) due to its persistent failure to bargain in good faith with its unionized workers. The NLRB noted that the employer repeatedly refused to consider even the smallest concessions to the Union, adhered to its own initial proposals without modifications, and that it did not even wait for the Union to make all of its proposals before rejecting them. As a result, the NLRB issued a variety of measures against the company for what it called “egregious and pervasive instances of bad-faith bargaining.”
By far the most common type of employment in the United States is what is known as at-will employment. In fact, it is estimated that nearly three quarters of all employees in the U.S. are considered to be at-will employees. But what does it mean for someone to be employed at-will, and why might that matter for you?
The tactic of going on strike is one of the oldest, and most famous, strategies used by the labor movement. Through careful organization, strikes have been used to secure better wages and working conditions for workers across the United States. However, striking is not always legal, and it is important to know when a strike is protected by the law, and when it is not. Continue reading “When Can Employees Legally Go on Strike?”