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Is Calling Your Boss “a Nasty Mother******” Protected Activity?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB

My colleague Gary Starr returns today with a decision from the Second Circuit (which covers Connecticut) that may just surprise you. Then again, if you’ve been following this line of reasoning, perhaps not. There are outer limits to insulting speech, but a recent decision seems to indicate that it is really really far out there. The questions up… Continue Reading

Regardless of EFCA’s Prospects, Employers Can Take Steps to Get Educated, Educate and Prepare

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

There’s been some speculation this week that with the Republicans picking up an important 41st seat in the Senate in 2009 (thus having enough votes to filibuster theorhetically), the prospects for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act have gone down, at least in the short term.  I’d add to that notion that proponents will have… Continue Reading

UAW Withdraws Petition to Represent Slot Workers at Foxwoods

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

Just days after the UAW suffered a defeat in trying to organize off-track betting workers at Foxwoods, the UAW has decided to withdraw its petition to represent a group of about 80-120 slot technicians.  The decision also came just hours before a hearing was to be held on the subject.  The withdrawal allows the UAW… Continue Reading

Foxwoods/UAW – Foxwoods Asks for a Stay on Saturday’s Election

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

With a union election set for this Saturday, Foxwoods has asked the NLRB to stay the election in a motion filed today.  In its Motion to Stay (download here), and perhaps recognizing the uphill battle it faces in getting the election stayed, Foxwoods has pointed out time and again the unique nature of its arguments. (In many election… Continue Reading

UAW Lands First Soft Punch in Battle for Union Recognition at Foxwoods Casino

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

As I noted nearly a month ago, the historic battle for recognition by UAW at Foxwoods Casino was likely to be a long drawn-out affair.  As with any boxing match, it can be foolish to to draw any conclusions by what happens when the first few punches are thrown.  The UAW landed a soft punch… Continue Reading

UAW / Foxwoods – What It Means in Connecticut

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Litigation

USA Today reports that the United Auto Workers (who are dominating the headlines this week with their strike and settlement with General Motors) filed formal petition papers with the National Labor Relations Board this morning to form a union of approximately 3000 dealers at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. Conventional wisdom is that unions do not… Continue Reading