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ABA Watch August 2014

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August 07, 2014
ABA Watch August 2013

ABA Watch has a very simple purpose—to provide facts and information on the Association, thereby helping readers to assess independently the value of the organization’s activities and to decide for themselves what the proper role of the ABA should be in our legal culture.  We believe this project is helping to foster a more robust debate about the legal profession and the ABA’s role within it, and we invite you to be a part of this exchange by thinking about it and responding to the material contained in this and future issues....[Read Now!]

 

Asserting Influence and Power in the 21st Century: The NLRB Focuses on Assisting Non-Union Employees

Engage Volume 15, Issue 1
Elizabeth Milito July 29, 2014

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act)2 is a 78-year-old law that outlines employees’ rights to unionize and bargain collectively in private sector workplaces. Pursuant to the NLRA, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board)3 is an independent federal agency charged with conducting union elections and investigating and remedying unfair labor practices. Although the Act governs private sector employers and employees, most non-unionized employers have little appreciation for the breadth of the NLRA and the Board’s jurisdiction....[Read More!]

Ninth Circuit Upholds Professor’s First Amendment Claim in Demers v. Austin

Engage Volume 15, Issue 1
Arthur Willner July 29, 2014

The decades-long debate over whether the First Amendment protects government-employed academics whose comments fail the “political correctness” test will ultimately be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court, but until then, free speech advocates in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit can take heart from a recent decision that upholds the rights of public employee professors to speak freely on matters of public interest...[Read More!]