On April 29, 2022, organized labor achieved a long-sought political objective when the Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 163, “An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience.”
An arbitrator recently decided that the mandatory vaccination policy of BC Hydro was reasonably necessary to justify the significant intrusion on its employees’ bodily integrity and medical privacy - but the policy's discipline aspect was unreasonable.
On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, calling for the most sweeping revisions to the rules governing Davis-Bacon Act enforcement since the Reagan administration’s 1982 reforms.
An arbitrator in British Columbia held that an employer rightfully terminated an employee who was ineligible for work for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine despite a government order requiring it.
The NLRB issued a Decision and Direction of Election in which it held that physicians are not supervisors under the National Labor Relations Act simply by virtue of their position in the healthcare institution.
On Monday, February 7, 2022, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment released its long-awaited report detailing nearly 70 recommendations for revising our nation’s labor laws and regulations.