Labor and Employment Law Program

Advancing the World of Work Through Law

The Labor and Employment Law Program at Cornell University's ILR School brings together social scientists and attorneys to inform each other's work with the goal of addressing contemporary labor and employment law and workplace issues to influence litigation and public policy decisions.

Upcoming Events

The NLRA at 80: Is the Statute Adapting to the New Workplace?

Friday, May 8, 2015, Buffalo, NY | More information, including agenda and registration

 

Join NLRB Board Members Mark Pearce (Chairman), Kent Hirozawa, Lauren McFerran, Philip Miscimarra, and General Counsel Richard Griffin as we examine the NLRA in its 80th year. In 1935, when the Act was passed, no one could have anticipated the changes to the workplace that dominate our lives today: the internet, social media, globalization, the use of independent contractors, and the service economy. Are the Act and the Board up to the challenge of these new workplace realities and the changing economy? Topics will include the General Counsel’s agenda, the Board’s most recent decisions, and the new election procedures.

Agenda (PDF, 220 KB)

All Bios (PDF, 207 KB)

All PPTs (PPTX, 999 KB)

Supplemental Materials

Cases

Airborne, 338 NLRB No. 597 (2002).

Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1433, AFL-CIO, 360 NLRB No. 44 (2014).

AM Property Holding Corp., 350 NLRB No. 998 (2007).

Atlantic Steel Company, 245 NLRB No. 107 (1979).

Babcock & Wilcox Construction Company, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 132 (2014).

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., Regional Director Decision, Case 32-RC-109684 (June 26, 2014).

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., Petitioner’s Opening Brief in Support of Review of the Acting Regional Director’s Decision and Direction of Election.

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., Chamber of Commerce Amicus Brief.

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Amicus Brief.

            Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., General Counsel Amicus Brief.

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., National Association of Manufacturers, National Restaurant Association, and National Waste & Recycling Association Amicus Brief.

Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.., Retail Litigation Center Amicus Brief.

Camelot Terrace, 357 NLRB No. 161 (2011).

Canteen Co., 317 NLRB No. 1052 (1995).

Design Technology, LLC d/b/a Bettie Page Clothing, 361 NLRB No. 79 (2014).

Don Chavas, LLC, 361 NLRB No. 10 (2014).

D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB, 737 F. 3rd 344 (5th Cir. 2013).

Durham School Services, 360 NLRB No. 85 (2014).

FedEx Home Delivery, 361 NLRB No. 55 (2014).

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 312 NLRB No. 674 (1993).

Great Falls v. NLRB, 278 F. 3d 1335 (2002).

Holder Construction Company, 327 NLRB No. 68 (1998).

HTH Pacific Beach Hotel, 361 NLRB 65 (2014).

Indian Hills Care Center, 321 NLRB 144 (1996).

Jimmy John’s, 361 NLRB No. 27 (2014).

J. Picini Flooring, 356 NLRB 9 (2010).

Kentucky River, 356 NLRB 8 (2010).

Laerco Transportation, 269 NLRB No. 324 (1984).

Laurus Technical Institute, 360 NLRB No. 133 (2014).

Linn v. United Plant Guard Workers, 383 U.S. 53 (1966).

Lutheran Heritage, 343 NLRB No. 75 (2004).

Laurus Technical, 360 NLRB 133 (2014).

Macy’s, 361 NLRB No. 4 (2014).

MasTec Advanced Technologies, 357 NLRB No. 17 (2011).

Neiman Marcus Group d/b/a/ Bergdorf Goodman, 361 NLRB No. 11 (2014).

New Process Steel, L.P. v. NLRB, 560 US 674, 687-688 (2010).

Novel Service Group, Inc., ALJ Decision, 01-CA-113834 (January 15, 2015).

Novel Service Group, Inc., Brief in Support of Counsel for the General Counsel’s Exceptions to the Administrative Law Judge’s Decision, Case Nos. 02-CA-113834 and 02-CA-118386 (February 26, 2015).

NLRB v. Brown, 380 US 278 (1965).

NLRB v. Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. , 691 F.2d 1117 (3d Cir. 1982).

NLRB v. Burns Int’l Security Services, Inc., 406 US 272 (1972).

NLRB v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago, 440 U.S. 490 (1979).

NLRB v. Electrical Workers, 346 U.S. 464 (1953).

NLRB v. Erie Resistor Corp., 373 US 221 (1963).

NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 301 US 1 (1937).

NLRB v. Noel Canning, 134 S. Ct. 2550 (2014).

NLRB v. Yeshiva University, 444 U.S. 672 (1980).

Odwalla, Inc., 357 NLRB No. 132 (2011).

Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157 (2014).

Pier Sixty, 362 NLRB No. 59 (2015).

Print Fulfillment Services, 361 NLRB 144 (2014).

Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (2014).

Register-Guard, 351 NLRB No. 1110 (2007).

Republic Aviation Corp. v. NLRB, 324 U.S. 793 (1945).

Richmond District, 361 NLRB No. 174 (2014).

Salon/Spa at Boro, 356 NLRB No. 69 (2010).

Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011).

Spruce Up, 209 NLRB No. 194 (1974).

TLI, Inc., 271 NLRB No. 798 (1984).

Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille, 361 NLRB No. 31 (2014).

United States Postal Service, 362 NLRB No. 70 (2015).

World Color, 360 NLRB No. 37 (2014).

GC Memos

GC Memorandum 14-01: Mandatory Submissions to Advice (February 25, 2014).

GC Memorandum 15-02: Guideline Memo re Babcock (February 11, 2015).

Attachments 1, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d to Memorandum 15-02

GC Memorandum 15-04: Report Concerning Employer Rules (March 18, 2015).

GC Memorandum 15-06: Guidance Memorandum on Representation Case Procedure Changes (April 6, 2015).

Papers

Hausknecht, Michael A.; Caffera, Stephanie M.; Shinaman, Todd R., Developments at the Board: The Board’s Protection of Facebook Posts and Other (Bad) Behavior (PDF, 171 KB).  Nixon Peabody.

Ketcham, Lori W., Third-Party Representational Relationships and the Potential for Inherent Coercion in Federal Labor Law Cases. (PDF, 160 KB)(March 18, 2008; April 12, 2010 and April 20, 2015 [revised]).

LaClair, Brian J. and Lafler, Nolan J., Developments at the Board: Employee Use of Email Systems Under Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (2014). (PDF, 110 KB)Blitman & King LLP.

LaClair, Brian J. and Lafler, Nolan J., Developments at the Board: Memorandum GC 15-04: Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules.  (PDF, 122 KB)Blitman & King LLP.

Murphy, Paul J., Successor Employers and Initial Terms. (PDF, 35 KB)