As Starbucks workers increasingly vote in favor of union representation at cafes across the country, fast food and other restaurant workers are riding that momentum to try to organize their own workplaces, but with mixed success.
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Food Industry Unions Struggle To Mimic Starbucks' Success

As Starbucks workers increasingly vote in favor of union representation at cafes across the country, fast food and other restaurant workers are riding that momentum to try to organize their own workplaces, but with mixed success.
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NLRB GC Touts Settlement Wins Under 'Full Relief' Push

The National Labor Relations Board's top prosecutor on Thursday applauded the efforts of regional offices in obtaining settlements with expanded remedies, saying the agency has negotiated compensation for expenses such as late car loan payments and baby formula.
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NLRB Judge OKs Produce Co.'s Camera Policy, Discipline

An Arizona produce company did not violate federal labor law when it required a driver to uncover the camera in his truck, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, saying there is no evidence that the demand was unusual or directed at constraining union activity. 
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NLRB Urges DC Circ. To Back Hotel Unit Analysis On Remand

National Labor Relations Board attorneys told the D.C. Circuit that its December decision correctly ruled against a hotel's contention that three units of housekeepers, food service workers and front desk clerks should be lumped into one bargaining unit, saying evidence supports the board's analysis on remand.
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Restaurant Groups Ask 2nd Circ. To Nix NYC Just Cause Laws

New York City's just cause laws for fast food workers are preempted by federal law and discriminate against certain chains, two restaurant groups told a Second Circuit panel, urging it to reverse a lower court's ruling that the firing protection laws can stand.
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POLICY & REGULATION

House Appropriators Float $319M Budget For NLRB

As National Labor Relations Board leaders continue to clamor for more cash, U.S. House of Representatives appropriators have floated a plan to boost the busy agency's budget by nearly $50 million.
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Unions Call On FCC To Stop Tegna Go-Private Deal

Two broadcast industry unions want the Federal Communications Commission to reject Tegna's plan to go private in an $8.6 billion deal with hedge fund Standard General, saying the consolidation of TV stations would harm consumers and workers.
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LITIGATION

NJ County Axes Asphalt Co.'s Project Labor Agreement Suit

An asphalt company can't block a project labor agreement between a New Jersey county and a construction trades council, a federal judge ruled Thursday, saying that the company, a nonunion employee and a builder association didn't show how they would be injured by the agreement.
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Ex-AFGE Officer Loses Late-Hour Bid To Join Union Election

A D.C. federal judge denied a bid by an ousted American Federation of Government Employees official and union presidential hopeful for reinstatement ahead of the union's officer elections this week, saying he repeated arguments that the court rejected in April.
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Pension Fund Fights Paint Co.'s Request To Delay Payments

A union pension fund pursuing over $400,000 in payments from a paint company that stopped contributing to the fund asked a New York federal judge to reject the business's request to be excused from making payments for a set period, saying federal law compels the payments to resume now.
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Honeywell's Fee Bid In Benefits Suit Is Too Late, UAW Says

The United Auto Workers urged a Michigan federal court to reject Honeywell's attempt to force the union to cover over $263,000 of the company's legal fees and costs following Honeywell's win in a decadelong dispute over retirees' entitlement to health care benefits, calling the bid untimely and inappropriate.
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ArentFox Schiff

Arnold & Porter

Axinn Veltrop

Barris Sott

Bingham McCutchen

Cohen Milstein

Conner & Winters

Cotchett Pitre

Covington & Burling

DLA Piper

Eimer Stahl

Eversheds Sutherland

Faegre Drinker

Falkenberg Ives

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Girardi & Keese

Goodwin Procter

Greenberg Traurig

Gustafson Gluek

Hagens Berman

Hart McLaughlin

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Knight

Jennings Sigmond

Jordan Price

Joseph D. Carney & Associates

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Lipe Lyons

Lockridge Grindal

Lynch Thompson

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will

Miller Shakman

Montgomery McCracken

Morgan Lewis

Morrison Foerster

Motley Rice

Nelson Madden

Novack & Macey

Orrick Herrington

Outten & Golden

Pearson Simon

Peckar & Abramson

Proskauer Rose

Reed Smith

Ropes & Gray

Sacks Weston

Shook Hardy

Simpson Thacher

Smith Gambrell

SmithAmundsen LLC

Statecraft PLLC

Sullivan & Cromwell

Troutman Pepper

Tucker Arensberg

Vedder Price

Venable LLP

Weil Gotshal

Wexler Boley

Wilkinson Stekloff

WilmerHale

Winston & Strawn

Womble Bond Dickinson

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Apollo Global Management LLC

Apple Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Boston University

Chevron Corp.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Costco Wholesale Corp.

Cox Media Group Inc.

Federalist Society

Fieldale Farms Corp.

Google LLC

Guttmacher Institute

Honeywell International Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Major Lindsey & Africa LLC

New York Law School

Onit Inc.

Peco Foods Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

Planned Parenthood Federation

Public Citizen Inc.

Salesforce.com Inc.

SimpleLegal Inc.

Spotify Technology SA

Standard General LP

Tegna Inc.

The Brattle Group Inc.

The Brink's Co.

Tyson Foods Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

UCLA School of Law

United Auto Workers

University at Albany

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN TODAY'S NEWS

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Delaware Court of Chancery

Executive Office of the President

Federal Communications Commission

Government Accountability Office

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Supreme Court