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Former Apple employee alleges a Tim Cook email saying leakers 'do not belong' at the company violates worker-protection laws

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Former Apple employee Ashley Gjovik filed new complaints against the tech giant Tuesday. She alleges that Apple's anti-leak stance and strict employee handbook violates US labor laws. Last month, Tim Cook reportedly wrote "people who leak confidential information do not belong here," in an email to staff. Last month, Ashley Gjovik was fired from her senior program manager position at Apple. Now, she's just completed midterms during ...
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United States: NLRB Announces Plans To Expand Definition Of "Employee" To Include Student Athletes - Armstrong Teasdale

The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced last week her intention to treat certain players at academic institutions as employees...
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Whicker: An NLRB ruling shoves NCAA closer to reality

They don’t seem to be getting the message. The SEC is welcoming Texas and Oklahoma, which means, for instance, that Oklahoma’s volleyball team soon will be playing at Florida, 1,200 miles away. The Big 12 responded by bringing in Cincinnati, BYU, Houston and UCF. When BYU’s teams meet UCF’s, that’s a 2,300-mile trip between Provo and Orlando. But, hey, don’t forget to make that 8 a.m. class. As collegiate athletes gain ground through Name, Image and Likeness compensation, the schools continue to...
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NLRB Memo: College Football Players Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer says college football players and some other athletes in money-making sports are employees of their schools.
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NLRB Lawyer: College Football Players Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer says college football players and some other athletes in money-making sports are employees of their schools.
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NLRB: College Football Players Are Employees, Can Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board says college football players and some other athletes in money-making sports are employees of their schools.
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College athletes are school employees, new National Labor Relations Board memo says

Move sets stage for renewal of efforts to organize athletes at private schools into unionized collective bargaining units that may seek compensation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Here's what you need to know about Amazon's latest clash with employees

A National Labor Relations Board judge is expected to review a complaint Wednesday that Amazon last year illegally fired two corporate employees who had been vocal critics of the company.
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United States: NLRB Office Of The General Counsel "Seeking Full Remedies" For Employees Alleging Unfair Labor Practices - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

On September 8, 2021, General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board issued Memorandum GC 21-06 ("Memorandum") that directs the NLRB Regional Offices to "request from the...
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Elon Musk mocked 'sleeping' Biden for not congratulating SpaceX's all-civilian crew

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (left) and President Joe Biden. Win McNamee/Getty Images/Susan Walsh/AP Elon Musk made fun of President Joe Biden for not congratulating SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew. Musk said Biden was sleeping instead - evoking Donald Trump's "Sleepy Joe" nickname for Biden. Musk also responded to a tweet attacking Biden and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk made fun of President Joe Biden on Sunday, alluding to for...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook fired back at WSJ reports that say the company is "riddled with flaws." In a series published last week, WSJ found Facebook turns a blind eye to its role in human trafficking and teens' mental health, among other things. The company is hitt...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bbc, El Salvador, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, WSJ, Elizabeth Holmes, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board


United States: D.C. Circuit Court Rules NLRB's Access To Property Test Is Arbitrary - Proskauer Rose LLP

General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Jennifer Abruzzo, is already on her way to accomplishing one of the objectives she laid out in her recent Advice-Memorandum 21-04...
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Apple fires employee who complained of harassment and intimidation, claiming she leaked confidential information

Apple will install software on American iPhones that will look for child abuse imagery, the Financial Times reported. MLADEN ANTONOV/Getty Images Apple reportedly fired a female employee who has been speaking out about harassment at the firm. The tech giant terminated Ashley Gjøvik's contract, alleging she 'leaked confidential informaiton.' The bombshell comes as public dissatisfaction among Apple personnel becomes increasingly public. See more stories on Insider's business...
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Workers call on LA County to find new homeless housing operator amid labor concerns

Workers at a government-run homeless housing facility in Central Long Beach are calling on Los Angeles County to find a new operator for the site amid ongoing labor concerns. The site, 1133 Atlantic Ave., is a former Holiday Inn that LA County bought late last year as part of the state’s Project Homekey initiative, which provided funding for local governments to purchase hotels and convert them into homeless housing. Workers there have said the facility’s operators, Holliday’s Helping Hands and ...
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Apple employees want the company to re-investigate complaints of harassment, racism and abuse

An Apple store employee in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Apple employees are demanding a re-investigation into past complaints of harassment and racism at the company. Employees, in an open letter, also demanded pay equity and protection against identity-based discrimination. The letter comes as more employees are coming forward about working conditions at the company over several months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple employees are calling on CEO Tim Cook and se...
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Apple Accused of Retaliation After Workers Spoke Out on Pay, Harassment

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating charges from two Apple employees alleging coercion and retaliation in the workplace after employees spoke openly about workplace conditions such as pay equity and sexual harassment.Read more...
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Starbucks Unionization Effort Brews at 3 Buffalo-Area Cafes

Workers at three Starbucks coffee shops in the Buffalo area filed petitions Monday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for a vote on union representation, the latest development in a nationwide, pandemic-era reckoning on wages and working conditions.
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Google Says Staff Have No Right To Protest Its Choice of Clients (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Google employees have no legal right to protest the company's choice of clients, the internet giant told a judge weighing the U.S. government's allegations that its firings of activists violated the National Labor Relations Act. "Even if Google had, for the sake of argument, terminated the employees for their protest activities -- for protesting their choice of customers -- this would not violate the Act," Google's attorney Al Latham said in hi...
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Google Says Staff Have No Right To Protest Its Choice of Clients

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Google employees have no legal right to protest the company's choice of clients, the internet giant told a judge weighing the U.S. government's allegations that its firings of activists violated the National Labor Relations Act. "Even if Google had, for the sake of argument, terminated the employees for their protest activities -- for protesting their choice of customers -- this would not violate the Act," Google's attorney Al Latham said in hi...
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MSNBC Staff Votes to Unionize With WGA East

The staff of MSNBC has voted to form a union with WGA East, marking the first such successful organizing drive in cable news. The membership voted 141-58 to organize, according to a tally by the National Labor Relations Board. The campaign had the backing of MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, Medhi Hasan […]
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A California judge just struck down Prop 22: Now what?

Bradley Tusk Contributor Share on Twitter Bradley Tusk is the founder and CEO of Tusk Ventures. More posts by this contributor When regulation presents a (rare) opportunity In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war Every time you turn around, someone new is winning the war in California around organizing workers in the sharing economy. Labor struck first when California legisla...
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United States: New NLRB General Counsel Signals Greater Utilization Of 10(j) Injunctions - Proskauer Rose LLP

The recently-sworn in General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Jennifer Abruzzo, has had a busy month, setting the stage for a slate of new enforcement initiatives.
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United States: The NLRB's New General Counsel Issues First Guidance Memorandum Foreshadowing Reversal Of Key Board Decisions - Littler Mendelson

There's a new sheriff in town at the National Labor Relations Board, and she is charting a new course for the Board.
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United States: Don't Let The Pendulum Hit You As It Swings: NLRB General Counsel Previews A Pro-Labor Agenda - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

With a new President comes a shift in the balance of power at the National Labor Relations Board. To start, shortly after President Biden took office in January, the NLRB's sole Democrat...
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United States: New General Counsel Memo Highlights Key NLRB Priorities, Areas For Employer Caution - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On August 12, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) recently appointed General Counsel issued a memorandum requiring reexamination of labor law doctrine in several key areas.
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Home Depot told an employee to remove a BLM logo or quit, according to a labor board complaint

The National Labor Relations Board has accused a Home Depot store of forcing an employee to quit after he wore a Black Lives Matter logo. Alex Wong/Getty Images Home Depot suspended a worker who refused to remove a Black Lives Matter logo, a labor agency said. The NLRB said the worker, who eventually quit, spoke to colleagues about racial discrimination. Home Depot said the complaint "misrepresents the relevant facts." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Minneapolis Home De...
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United States: NLRB General Counsel's Wish List: Reverse The Trump Board - Husch Blackwell LLP

After President Biden won the November 2020 general election, nobody really expected the National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB's") employer-friendly doctrines to survive the new Administration.
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A lawyer for The New York Times accidentally emailed a confidential internal document to a union official

The New York Times confirmed that the email was "sent accidentally." Mike Coppola/Getty Images A lawyer for the NYT accidentally sent a confidential slideshow to a union official, the paper confirmed. The Daily Beast first reported that the email had been sent in error to the official. The slideshow set out proposals the newspaper's handling of unionization efforts by tech staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. A lawyer advising The New York Times accidentally emailed ...
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New York Times Lawyer Mistakenly Sends Private Email on How to Deal With the Union to… the Union

Anyone who’s sent a private and important email to multiple recipients knows it can be complicated. You have to check the order of the recipients, cc assistants that remind the higher-ups to read and respond to said message, and, most importantly, make sure you don’t send the email to someone you’re not supposed to. I…Read more...
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A mailbox could overturn the Amazon union vote results

The mailbox stands in front of the Bessemer warehouse. Supplied by the RWDSU. On Monday, an NLRB official said Amazon violated labor law during its union election, according to the union. The union behind the failed unionization attempt had argued a warehouse mailbox may have deterred voting. A final decision on whether to throw out the results of the union vote has yet to be made by the NLRB. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mailbox outside of Amazon's Alabama wareho...
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