Posts tagged union authorization cards

    ATTORNEYS AT CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ANNOUNCE UNIONIZATION

    November 20, 2023 // If their union is recognized, the attorneys at the Center for Reproductive Rights will join more than 2,700 members of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) – UAW Local 2325. ALAA – UAW Local 2325 is a union for legal and social service workers, including attorneys, paralegals, social workers, investigators, receptionists, interpreters, advocates, administrative staff, and counselors with chapters at 25+ non-profits in the NYC metropolitan area. The Union represents members at public defender and public interest legal organizations such as the Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders, Neighborhood Defender Service, Queens Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services, as well as advocates for the indigent at non-profit social services organizations such as VOCAL-NY and New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE). The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys is the oldest union of attorneys, legal services, and advocates for the indigent in the United States.

    Workers announce intention to unionize at The Bulletin, Redmond Spokesman

    October 24, 2023 // Wright said, “Central Oregon Media Group has received a request from the PNW Newspaper Guild to voluntarily recognize members of our news staff at two our newspapers, the Bend Bulletin and the Redmond Spokesman. We are reviewing the request. Whatever the outcome, we stand by our employees.” The Central Oregon NewsGuild is represented by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, a sector of the Communications Workers of America and the largest union representing journalists and media workers in North America, according to the guild.

    Case Headed to NLRB Might Prohibit Employers from Holding ‘Captive Audience’ Meetings

    October 12, 2023 // Another term for a captive audience meeting is "employer speech during a union campaign," said Daniel Johns, an attorney with Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia. The purpose of the communication is to give the employer the opportunity to speak to employees about unionization during a campaign, a right protected by the First Amendment, he said. Such meetings are currently prohibited only within 24 hours prior to a union election. If the NLRB bans captive audience meetings across the board, employers "would be severely limited in their ability to communicate with their employees regarding unionization," Toppel said. A captive audience meeting educates employees about unions, the cost of unions, and what unions can and can't do, said James Redeker, an attorney with Duane Morris in Philadelphia. Also, there is education about how unions get employees to sign union authorization cards.