U.S. National Labor Relations Board

  • News

    February 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    City Can (But Won't) Play Its Part in Bus Strike

    We're damn-near a month into the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181's bus-driver and matron strike, and the city is still pretending like it doesn't have everything to do with why this mess continues to drag-on. The union, politicians and parents are begging the city to at least come to the table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    NLRB Rules School Bus Strike Legal

    The National Labor Relations Board announced earlier this morning that the Amalgamated Transit Union's school bus strike is indeed lawful. A group of 20 bus companies filed a charge with the NLRB arguing that the ATU Local Union 1181 violated NLRB regulations when its bus drivers and matrons went o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Conflicting Stories Emerge Following the Firing of 23 Cablevision Workers

    This morning a group of protestors, led by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, demanded that management at Cablevision's garage in Canarsie come out and have a little chat about yesterday's firing of 23 workers. Cablevision says that the fired technicians were i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Hot And Crusty Bakery Workers Rally To Keep Their Union

    A crowd of out-of-work bakery employees and their supporters blocked sidewalk traffic on the corner of 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue yesterday to rally to pressure the bakery's new owners to recognize their union and reopen the bakery. Tired of the workplace harassment, unpaid overtime, and sub-minimu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Bakery Workers Occupy Hot & Crusty When Owner Closes It Down Rather Than Allow Union

    Friday was the last day that the Hot & Crusty bakery on 63rd and 2nd Avenue was scheduled to be open. Instead, employees and their supporters took the store over briefly Friday afternoon before police moved in, emptying the shop and arresting six people.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Potential School Bus Drivers' Strike 'Outrageous,' Bloomberg Says

    ​Mayor Bloomberg just held a press conference with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo to address a possible strike by the city's school bus drivers that would affect 152,000 kids. Bloomberg described the proposed strike as "just outrageous" and said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Dean Poll Finally Recognizes The Hotel Workers Union

    The Boathouse, minus its disgruntled workers.​A month after Central Park Boathouse workers staged a walk-out in protest of alleged labor violations at the restaurant, operator Dean Poll has finally agreed to recognize and bargain with the hotel workers union.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    The Looming NFL Strike: Get Ready for Clueless Coverage

    ​Why is the looming NFL strike different from all other strikes? Well, first, it's not a strike, it's a lockout. Or at least it will be on March 4, when the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the player's union expires and the owners padlock the gates. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Ozzie's Slapped With Federal Complaint After Firing Barista

    ​What is it about Park Slope coffee shops and legal settlements? Not too long after the owners of Gorilla Coffee filed suit against the New York Times and eight former employees for, essentially, smack talk, the National Labor Relations Board has backed the claims of a barista who says he was ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 6, 2010

    Carl Paladino, Buffalo Bully

    The candidate lets his employees know who's boss

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Former Stella D'Oro Workers Win Legal Victory Against Former Employer

    Revenge is sweet, and crumbly.​A year after the Bronx's Stella D'Oro Biscuit factory closed, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the factory's owners violated federal labor law by refusing the provide necessary financial statements to the workers' union during wage negotiations l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2010

    Obama Announces Recess Appointments

    ​In the face of Republican threats, President Obama announced today that he plans to push through recess appointments for 15 of the White House nominees currently pending before the Senate. The list of nominees announced for recess appointments includes Craig Becker for the National Labor Rela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved. The posters for Gary Marshall's new film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Strike-Breaking Bronx Stella D'Oro Factory Shuts Down a Day Early

    Though workers at the plant tried to keep it open with protests, the Stella D'Oro factory in The Bronx closed down yesterday -- a day ahead of schedule. The workers went on strike last year, after Brynwood Partners, the private equity firm that had taken the plant over, kicked out the union; Brynwoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Latest in the Stella D'oro Saga

    The Stella saga continues: According to a report yesterday in Crain's New York, the union representing workers at the Stella D'oro factory has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board to try to halt the Bronx factory's planned closure. After going on strike last August, the factory's 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Cookie Factory, Forced to Reinstate Workers, Shuts Down

    Brynwood Partners is a "turnaround investor," which means it makes its money wringing the last bits of juice out of distressed companies. That was no doubt what they were up to when the took over the Stella D'Oro factory in the Bronx and proposed last year to cut workers' wages and benefits, which p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Stella D'Oro Strikers, Locked Out in the Bronx, Ordered Back to Work by NLRB

    Labor, management, and the occasional politician have been trying to negotiate a settlement to the Stella D'oro factory strike in the Bronx since last summer. It didn't help that the factory replaced 134 striking workers with what in a simpler time would be known as scabs. In addition to holding lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Times Co. Seeks 23% Cuts at Globe; Cartoonist Protests

    We thought the Boston Globe was home free, with union concessions in May keeping the paper going. But the New York Times Company, which runs the joint, wasn't content with the 8.3 percent giveback* and announced they were going to take 23 percent instead. And Times Co. is shopping the paper on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: Did Sonia Sotomayor Save Baseball Or Didn't She?

    Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she?  All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision.  First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Nat Hentoff's Last Column: The 50-Year Veteran Says Goodbye

    I used to say, 'I've been at the Voice since the Civil War.' But now I'm off to other combats.

  • News

    June 24, 2008

    High-Cost Condos, Low-Cost Labor—and Threats of Violence to Union Organizers

    In this age of housing gluttony, high-rise builders sink to new lows

  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006

    Trouble in Store

    Workers at a Brooklyn grocery say they're not paid fairly, if at all.

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    The Nerds Are Pissed

    New York University opts for war with its best and brightest

  • News

    April 12, 2005
  • News

    October 12, 2004

    Bush's Other War

    At the national labor relations board, the president's appointees change the rules

  • News

    August 31, 2004

    Labor's Beef with Bush

    In the brave new world of outsourcing, you get to train your own replacement worker

  • News

    March 9, 2004

    New School's Labor War

    Union Wins Election Fair And Square, But Prez Kerrey Wants A Do-Over

  • Specials

    February 18, 2003
  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Airing Dirty Linens

    A Win for Workers Who Put the Finery in Fine Dining

  • News

    September 24, 2002

    Cleaning Lessons for Dirty Bosses

    Mob Tapes Yield a How-to Guide on Stiffing Workers

  • News

    June 25, 2002
  • News

    June 11, 2002

    The Baseball Wars

    A Labor Conflict Primer

  • News

    December 18, 2001

    Bread and Roses Too

    Celebrating 1199’s Voice for Culture

  • Specials

    October 2, 2001
  • News

    September 11, 2001

    Losing Their Faculties

    At NYU, Angry Professors Talk of Unionizing

  • News

    May 15, 2001


    Thousands of City Nurses Protest Staffing Levels

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    The Sweetheart Union

    As Sugar Strike Fails, Longshoremen’s Union Butts Into Greengrocer Campaign

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    Unfriendly Relations

    Bush Supporters Take Aim at Pro-Labor Board

  • News

    December 26, 2000

    Decision Time at NYU

    A University Debates Its Future

  • NYC Life

    December 5, 2000

    UAW Inc.

    NYU Grad Students Lose by Winning

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Working Papers

    Domino’s Strikers Again Choose the Cold Over Surrender, While Labor Celebrates Some Victories and a Painter-Hero

  • News

    October 31, 2000
  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Graduate Studies

    AFL-CIO Chief Sweeney Rallies NYU's Organizers

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2000

    NYU's Labor Pains

    The UAW Organizes Grad Students

  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Muss-ed Up

    Brooklyn Strikers Decry Developer’s Antiunion Antics

  • News

    August 15, 2000

    The Future of Our Discontent

    Graduate Assistants Await Decision on NYU Appeal

  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Hire Education

    Grad Students Battle NYU Over Right to Organize a Union

  • News

    February 16, 1999

    What's Up, Doc?

    High-paid physicians insist they need unions

  • News

    November 24, 1998

    Out of Network

    The health issues behind the ABC lockout

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