The U.S. Federal Government’s Attempt to Strengthen the Power of Unions – and Why You Should Care

Date(s) of Presentation
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Program Description:

The NLRB continues to issue decisions and engage in rule making that is attempting to change the landscape for unionized and nonunionized employers.  Without “the blessing” of Congress, it is using a comprehensive approach of adjudication and agency legislation to “reform” federal labor policy.  During this webinar, leading labor and employment attorneys from across the country will discuss current decisions, the latest proposed rule- and policy-making objectives, and, most importantly, the practical effects on employers and the types of proactive measures that should be considered.  Specifically, the speakers will focus on: 

  • What the Boeing Unfair Labor Practice Complaint means for employers contemplating relocations and alternative sourcing decisions
  • How the Department of Labor and the NLRB are trying to “level the playing field” by requiring lawyers and consultants to disclose confidential information concerning the services they are providing to their clients during union election campaigns 
  • The impact of the proposed changes in NLRB elections on future unionizing campaigns
  • How and why the Labor Board is aggressively pursuing both union and non-union employers who discipline their employees for inappropriate use of Facebook and other social media
  • Practical steps you can take right now to minimize the risk of union organizing

Speakers:

  • Louis P. DiLorenzo, Moderator; Partner, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Syracuse, NY
  • Leonard Court, Director, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Charles S. Einsiedler, Jr., Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP, Portsmouth, NH
  • Robin H. Kobayashi, Of Counsel,  Alston, Hunt, Floyd, & Ing, Honolulu,HI
  • Bryan M. Seiler, Associate, Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN