Sometimes It Takes the Persistence of Sisyphus to Get Collective Bargaining Rights

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In June 2004, the full-time faculty at Point Park University voted overwhelmingly to join the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, or CWA Local 38061, making it the first Guild local to represent faculty at a major university.

This week, the National Labor Relations Board issued this ruling, rejecting the university administration’s arguments on why it should not be required to recognize the collective bargaining unit.

And it seems unlikely that this ruling will be the end of the litigation.

_________________________

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BEFORE THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Case  06-RC-012276

Employer:

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY

Petitioner:

NEWSPAPER GUILD OF PITTSBURGH/ COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA LOCAL 38061, AFL-CIO, CLC

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

On February 25, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board issued an Order remanding this proceeding to the Regional Director for further appropriate action consistent with Pacific Lutheran University, including reopening the record, if necessary. Thereafter, on…

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