Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace prepares students for the practice of labor law by introducing them to the principles of American labor law and many of the issues that labor attorneys face. The book is organized around contemporary problems as a means of teaching the core principles of labor law. Although the primary focus of the book is the National Labor Relations Act, considerable attention is given to the Railway Labor Act and public-sector labor laws because of their growing importance in contemporary practice. The third edition takes account of changes in the law since the first edition and second editions were published and in particular new interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act by the National Labor Relations Board and recent state restrictions on public sector collective bargaining.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/03/2018

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Changes since the second edition:

- New examples and discussion based on the 2018 teachers’ strikes.
- New data and discussion of Hispanic and Asian immigration.
- Discussion of recently passed “right to work” laws in West Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, and the referendum retraction in Missouri.
- The substitution of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 361 N.L.R.B. No. 12 (Aug. 11, 2014) for the Holling Press, Inc. case.
- A discussion of NLRB v. Pier Sixty, LLC, Nos. 15-1841 and 15-1962 (Apr. 21, 2017)
- A discussion of NLRB v. MikLin Enterprises, Inc., No. 14-3211, 2017 WL 2835648 (8th Cir. July 13, 2017)
- The substitution of the Epic Systems Corp case for the D.R. Horton case, along with notes and discussion.
- Inclusion of the case Miller & Anderson, Inc. 364 N.L.R.B. No. 39 (2016) along with notes and discussion.
- Inclusion of the case Trustees of Columbia University 364 N.L.R.B. No. 90 (Aug. 23, 2016) along with notes and discussion.
- A discussion of Northwestern University, 362 N.L.R.B. No. 167 (2015).
- A discussion of Veolia Transportation Services, Inc., 363 N.L.R.B. No. 188 (2016).
- A discussion of the McDonalds franchise case and joint employment under the NLRA.
- Inclusion of the case Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI II) 362 N.L.R.B. No. 186 (2015) along with notes and discussion.
- Inclusion of the case Purple Communications Inc. 361 N.L.R.B. No. 126 (2014) along with notes and discussion.
- A discussion of Phillips 66 (Sweeny Refinery), 360 N.L.R.B. No. 26, slip op. at 7 (2014).
- A discussion of recent precedents applying the Specialty Healthcare case.
- A discussion regarding recent NLRB rule-making with respect to representation election procedures.
- A discussion of Finley Hosp. v. NLRB, 827 F.3d 720 (8th Cir. 2016).
- A discussion of Diamond Trucking, Inc., 365 N.L.R.B. No. 64 (Apr. 25, 2017).
- A discussion of Wayron, LLC, 364 N.L.R.B. No. 60 (Aug. 2, 2016).
- Notes updating material on picketing and strikes.
- A discussion of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. v. IBEW Local 53, 751 F.3d 898 (8th Cir. 2014).
- A discussion of Hamilton Park Health Center, Ltd. v. 1199 SEIU Health Case Workers East, 817 F.3d 857 (3d Cir. 2016).
- A discussion of the NFL-NFLPA arbitration agreement.
- A discussion of Nat’l RR Passenger Corp. v. Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 189, 855 F.3d 335 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
- A discussion of employee organizing in the gig economy.
- Inclusion of the case Harris V. Quinn, 134 S. Ct. 2618 (2014) along with notes and discussion.
- Inclusion of the Janis case along with notes and discussion.
- Updates on material related to the ending the bargaining relationship.
- Updates on material related to preemption.

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