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Nevada Mining Company Recognizes Union as Part of Comprehensive Settlement of National Labor Relations Board Proceedings

August 10, 2020 — As part of a comprehensive settlement of unfair labor practice charges approved today by the National Labor Relations Board, Nevada Gold Mines, LLC, a joint venture of Newmont USA Ltd. and Barrick Gold Corp., has agreed to recognize International Union Operating Engineers Local 3 and honor the 2019-2022 collective bargaining agreement […]

Unions File Amicus Brief in Support of Atlanta Mayor’s Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings

On July 27, 2020, six labor unions—Southern Region Workers United; Service Employees International Union; Amalgamated Transit Union Local 732; Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union Local 42; International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 528; and Communications Workers of America Local 3204—filed an amicus brief in Kemp v. Bottoms, the lawsuit brought by the […]

Workers File Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination at Corporate-Owned McDonald’s Restaurant in Florida

On July 17, 2020, three current employees of the corporate-owned McDonald’s restaurant at 5525 Walt Loop Road in Lakeland, Florida filed a civil rights complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging that they were subjected to a racially hostile work environment, disparate treatment, and retaliation by McDonald’s.  Plaintiffs Monica […]

Another District Court Rejects Attacks on Public Sector Unions Based on Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 (2018)

On July 15, 2020, in Creed v. Alaska State Employees Association/AFSCME Local 52, the District of Alaska dismissed claims by two former union members who alleged that their First Amendment rights were violated when their state employer deducted union membership dues that the plaintiffs themselves had agreed to pay in exchange for union membership rights […]

Court Blocks Oakland McDonald’s Restaurant from Reopening Without COVID-19 Safety Measures

On June 22, 2020, the Alameda County Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order preventing an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant from reopening without compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions and approval by the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health.  In the lawsuit, McDonald’s workers represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP allege that the restaurant’s inadequate health and safety […]

Oakland McDonald’s Workers Sue after More than a Dozen COVID-19 Cases

Represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP, four McDonald’s workers and one worker’s minor child filed a lawsuit today in Alameda County Superior Court seeking injunctive and other relief against the owners and management of an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant, alleging that inadequate health and safety precautions have led to a major COVID-19 outbreak among workers, their families, […]

Arbitrator Rules for Union in Shift Differential Dispute

Employees of a defense contractor at Beale Air Force Base who work the afternoon and midnight shifts will receive shift differential premium pay for all hours, including their paid time off, as a result of an arbitration decision issued May 22, 2020.  Labor arbitrator John Caraway ruled for workers employed by InDyne Corp. who are […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Welcomes 2020 Summer Associates

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to welcome its 2020 Summer Associates: J. Colin Bradley (New York University School of Law), Cody Kahoe (Stanford Law School), Ariella Park (Stanford Law School), Derrick Rice (Yale Law School), Grace Rybak (Stanford Law School), and Emanuel Waddell (Yale Law School). Additionally, Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates them on accepting the […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Michael Rubin Featured in San Francisco Chronicle Article on COVID-19’s Impact on the Legal Profession

Partner Michael Rubin was featured in a May 15 San Francisco Chronicle article summarizing how law firms in the Bay and around the country are responding to the Coronavirus crisis: “’My sense is that labor and employment practices, whether union-side or management, have plenty of clients in need of legal advice and representation,’ said Michael […]