Nov. 10, 2018 – A small boutique software company got a tough lesson about union-busting on Nov. 9, when it agreed to shell out $775,000 to 15 programmers the logistics company fired after its developers announced plans to form a union. The 15 former employees of Lanetix comprised the firm’s entire non-management programming staff. Continue reading “Software Company Learns a Tough Lesson About Union-Busting; Fired Workers Win Big Back-Pay Settlement”
NLRB Files Complaint Against Sarasota Herald-Tribune
(June 7, 2017) There are consequences for companies – like the Sarasota Herald-Tribune – that retaliate against employees who vote to form a union.
That’s the significance of the decision by Region 12 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to file a formal complaint against the Florida paper, says Tim Schick, administrative director of the NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “‘Employers pay a price for retaliation’”
Complaint has broad implications for labor movement and immigration courts
June 5, 2017 – SOS International, the company that provides interpreting services for federal immigration courts, illegally misclassified its employees as independent contractors and fired interpreters who spoke out, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 31. Continue reading “Company Providing Interpreters for Immigration Courts Illegally Misclassified, Fired Workers, NLRB Says”
Rules company illegally misclassified workers; engaged in retaliation
Following a lengthy investigation into more than a dozen charges of illegal activity, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a formal complaint on May 31 against SOS International, a federal contractor that provides language-interpreting services for immigration courts. Continue reading “NLRB Issues Complaint Against SOSi”
By the Pacific Media Workers Guild
The determination is a major — though preliminary — win for the Guild, which has been working to help immigration interpreters fighting for their job rights.
Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have found that immigration court interpreters should be considered employees rather than independent contractors.
The determination is a major — though preliminary — win for the Guild, which has been working to help immigration interpreters fighting for their job rights. Continue reading “NLRB Says Immigration Court Interpreters Are Employees”
Guild ready for ‘constructive dialogue’
Aug. 24, 2016 – A 92 percent majority of the editorial staff of legal news website Law360 voted for Guild representation in a government-run election on Wednesday, despite an intense three-week management anti-union campaign.
The Law360 staff of more than 130 reporters, editors, and news assistants and apprentices across the United States voted 109 to nine in favor of Guild representation in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. Law360, a fast-growing publisher of legal news and analysis, is owned by LexisNexis Group, a subsidiary of RELX Group.