Feb 04

Northwestern Football Players Petition NLRB for Election

The football team at Northwestern University is fighting to create a labor union. The players are hoping to get a cut of the very lucrative NCAA revenue as well as make arrangements for their safety on the field and after they graduate. NCAA rules prohibit athletes from being paid to play college sports, but they …

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Jan 29

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Ms. Amanda Jaret ’13, who has accepted an offer to join the staff of the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, following her current appointment as the Graduate Fellow in the Office of the AFL-CIO General Counsel. Amanda is an alumni of this blog, as well as the Labor and Employment Law …

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Jan 10

Podcast – Boeing and the Middle Class

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Here at the blog, we are always on the lookout when labor and employment issues are in the news. One recent news item that has brought labor issues to the forefront was the struggle between Boeing and its workforce in the state of Washington. Boeing’s International Association of Machinists Union members narrowly approved a new …

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Jan 10

Announcements!

The first general body meeting of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society will be Tuesday January 14 at 5:30 pm in room 2M-01. We have election results and be discussing our events for this semester including several panel discussions, distinguished speakers and the Title VII at 50 Symposium. Any student with an interest is …

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Jan 08

Around the Web – New Year’s Edition!

Happy New Year and welcome back to the blog! 2014 started with a bang and promises to be a great year! We are especially excited about the upcoming Title VII at 50 Symposium taking place April 4-5 2014. The year is young but there are already lots of stories on our radar! Social Media is …

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Dec 27

Title VII at 50 Symposium – Save the Date

2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark legislation that fundamentally altered the landscape of employment relations by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. It is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which also barred discrimination in public accommodations, public …

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Nov 19

NLRB Authorizes Charges Against Wal-Mart

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On November 18, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it would be pursuing charges against Wal-Mart. The agency’s general counsel reportedly investigated workers claims that Wal-Mart had threatened employees for taking part in walkouts surrounding last year’s Black Friday shopping season. According to the NLRB, in several states, Wal-Mart unlawfully threatened, surveilled, disciplined …

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Nov 12

Professor Gregory in the News

Our own Professor David L. Gregory, executive director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at St. John’s University School of Law, has been quoted several times in the New York Times in the past week. As a preeminent scholar on labor and employment law issues, Professor Gregory was quoted on varied current events, …

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Nov 08

Edwards Wildman Palmer Prize for Students

Adjunct Professor David Marshall has generously created the Edwards Wildman Palmer Prize for the best student paper submitted for the 50th Anniversary of Title VII conference. Professor Marshall is also a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Please see below for instructions on entering a submission. The winner will be selected by the St. John’s faculty …

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Oct 29

Around the Web – Halloween Edition

If your costume and your recipe for witches brew are all ready for Thursday, you might think you’re all set for Halloween! Although this mostly secular (and highly commercialized) holiday may seem like an excuse to eat candy all day, some employers have discovered the pitfalls of celebrating this holiday in the workplace. There have …

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