Regardless of the challenges raised, and the outcome of those appeals, the pace of union organizational attempts will likely pick up in the near term. Massive employers like Amazon and Walmart will certainly continue to be likely targets. But even smaller employers must be on alert, as unions will likely be emboldened by the shifting political winds in Washington. And some have speculated that a visible defeat, such as this, will be used by union supporters as “proof” that the system is flawed, thus driving more union-friendly enactments in Congress and at the NLRB. Although those on the other side of the argument will no doubt argue that the Amazon pay scale, which already provided for a minimum $15 per hour, not anything to do with the election process, persuaded the employees that they did not have anything to gain by voting for the Union.
Brian Woolley has a broad range of experience representing management in labor and employment matters. Brian counsels clients on day-to-day personnel matters, including issues relating to hiring and terminations, wage and hour ...
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