Long-term care groups have expressed concern over a recent court ruling that could lead to the formation of "micro-unions" in nursing and assisted living facilities.
For many long-term care operators, labor relations might soon get even more challenging. And Senate Republicans are to blame, er, thank.
If unions have their way, nursing homes and other low-wage employers will soon be portrayed as being on the wrong side of the civil rights movement.
Unions must allow nonmembers to object to unexpected fee increases or special assessments all workers are required to pay in closed-shops, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
A federal district judge has dismissed legal challenges to a National Labor Relations Board final rule shortening the length of time between union elections.
The National Labor Relations Board has published a final rule, also known as the "microwave rule," that provider groups say will dramatically speed up the union election process.
A leading assisted living advocacy group applauded legislation that would reverse two recent pro-union regulations issued by 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.
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.
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 showed up at National Labor Relations Board hearings on Monday and Tuesday to voice their concern over an NLRB proposal to streamline union elections.
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.
Unions now represent less than 7% of the private industry workforce in the United States. It is imperative that unions take immediate action to rebuild their membership. That is exactly what unions are doing.
What will we see in the assisted living world this year? The following are my best guesses, given ongoing conversations with assisted living communities across the country and seeing firsthand how the economy has forced change in census and staffing.
The National Labor Relations Board is threatening to sue four states over constitutional amendments that guarantee workers can use secret ballots in union elections. States that have passed the amendments include Arizona, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah, the Associated Press reported.
The National Labor Relations Board is proposing requiring companies to put notices of employees' right to unionize on bulletin boards and maybe via e-mail.
The Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize, is essentially dead for now, and labor groups may have played a big part in killing it, a recent news article suggests.