National Labor Relations Board

Federal court backs NLRB: CareOne illegally pressured union vote

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A U.S. District Court has agreed with the National Labor Relations Board, ruling that a CareOne skilled nursing facility unlawfully influenced employees before a unionization vote.

Conversations nursing home management should not have via emails

Conversations nursing home management should not have via emails

There have been countless nursing home managers, supervisors, and even HR executives, who have committed impolitic comments about employees in email messages. Those comments often become evidence in cases where employees sue employers for alleged forms of harassment and/or discrimination or some variant of wrongful discharge.

Provider group hails delay of labor board's notice posting requirement

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A senior living group welcomed a decision by a U.S. appeals court to grant an injunction blocking implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's notice posting rule.

Employers can be required to display union posters, judge rules

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The National Labor Relations Board was deemed to be within its legal rights with its requirement that employers post notices about unionization rights, a U.S. district judge has ruled.

NLRB postpones notice-posting requirement again

NLRB postpones notice-posting requirement again

The National Labor Relations Board announced it is delaying the implementation of its notice-posting rule until April 30 instead of Jan. 31.

Provider group praises anti-union legislation

A leading assisted living advocacy group applauded legislation that would reverse two recent pro-union regulations issued by the National Labor Relations Board.

Paris Hilton, supermarket tabloids ... and the National Labor Relations Board

Paris Hilton, supermarket tabloids ... and the National Labor Relations Board

As we predicted in "Labor Pains: Craig Becker's Troubling Prescription for Long-Term Care Facilities," in a January 2011 posting at mcknights.com, the National Labor Relations Board is continuing its pro-union agenda with the same determination as Paris Hilton chasing headlines in the supermarket tabloids.

Labor board postpones notice-posting deadline

Labor board postpones notice-posting deadline

The National Labor Relations Board has delayed the implementation of one of its most controversial recent rulings from Nov. 14, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012.

Provider group slams labor board rulings

An assisted living group says that two recent National Labor Relations Board rulings will lead to higher costs for seniors and fragmented services.

Employer groups challenge NLRB proposals in hearings

Employer groups showed up at National Labor Relations Board hearings on Monday and Tuesday to voice their concern over an NLRB proposal to streamline union elections.

Shorter union election period could hurt employers, assisted living group says

A recent National Labor Relations Board proposal that could increase union activity has a "job-destroying agenda" said Rep. John Kline (R-MN) at a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday.

NLRB proposes rules for faster unionization timelines

NLRB proposes rules for faster unionization timelines

The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules Tuesday that would shorten the lag time between a union petitioning for an election and holding a secret-ballot vote.

NLRB upholds union claims of wrongful termination at Connecticut nursing home

Several hundred nursing home employees in Connecticut were unfairly laid off last year, according to a federal labor official who on Thursday upheld a grievance filed by the union representing the workers.

Long-term care groups fight National Labor Relations Board on collective bargaining issue

More than 50 long-term care organizations banded together Tuesday in an effort to maintain current collective bargaining procedures for healthcare unions. A National Labor Relations Board proposal would change the way in which it determines the composition of bargaining units in long-term care facilities.

Nursing home workers receive $2.6 million in back pay from jobs lost during strike

National Labor Relations Board officials were scheduled to deliver roughly $2.6 million in lost benefits and pay to 133 nursing home workers who had been involved in a strike more than a decade ago.

New makeup of National Labor Relations Board could lead to decisions favoring unions

Nursing homes should brace for more pro-labor rulings in the wake of the appointment of two more Democrats to the National Labor Relations Board, a news story asserts.

California healthcare union struggle continues, SEIU accused of using anti-union tactics

The battle appears to be raging on over representation of California's healthcare workers. Recent reports indicate that as part of its strategy to win, the Service Employees International Union may be resorting to anti-organization tactics it once railed against.