Author: Jeff Schervone

The Affordable Burger Act: Congress Pushes Back Against the NLRB and Unions

12/7/2015 – by Jeff Schervone Congress is advancing legislation to push back against a July, 2015 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, a partisan and divided NLRB expanded the Joint-Employer Rule, a judicial interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Up to now, the rule limited application … Continue reading The Affordable Burger Act: Congress Pushes Back Against the NLRB and Unions

Look for the Union Label…On Your Burger: The NLRB Expands Joint-Employer Rule

By Jeff Schervone At the end of August, 2015 in a victory for labor unions, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded its joint-employer rule. In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 240 "sorters, screen cleaners and housekeepers" were outsourced by Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) from Leadpoint Business Services (Leadpoint) under a private contract. Leadpoint paid the employees' … Continue reading Look for the Union Label…On Your Burger: The NLRB Expands Joint-Employer Rule

Security Alert: Is the Electric Grid Safe?

06/15/2015 - The FBI is seeking the public's help in the investigation of multiple attacks on critical fiber optic cables near Silicon Valley.  They said "there is no indication these incidents are linked with the 'sabotage' of the PG&E Metcalf substation" on April 16, 2013.  Sabotage?  There, a sophisticated attack on critical infrastructure began by cutting AT&T's fiber optic … Continue reading Security Alert: Is the Electric Grid Safe?