Category Archives: Unionized Employees
Join LeClairRyan on Thursday, August 23 starting at 1 pm ET for this upcoming event. In a decisive 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), and neither the FAA’s saving clause nor the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) suggest otherwise. This case reaffirms longstanding federal policy favoring arbitration. This complimentary one hour webinar will discuss the Court’s findings, its potential impact on both employers and employees, the pros and cons of employment arbitration agreements, and best practices designed …
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In recent decades unions have faced several challenges. First, union membership continues to decline. As of 2017, 14.8 million workers in America (10.7% of the workforce) were represented by a union, which is down from 17.7 million in 1983 (20.1% of the workforce).1 Second, more than half the states have passed “right-to-work” legislation, which prohibits employees from being required to join a union or pay an agency fee as a condition of employment.2 With Kentucky and Missouri enacting legislation in 2017, 28 states are now “right-to-work” states.