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Prepare for Increased Union Activity on Campus

Event Dates: February 26, 2015
Industries: Higher Education
Services: Labor and Employment

February 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saul Ewing LLP’s Washington D.C. Office
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 550
Washington, DC


February 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saul Ewing LLP’s Philadelphia Office
Centre Square West 1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA


The National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision in Pacific Lutheran, coupled with other recent decisions and the NLRB’s new election rules, could lead to increased union organizing activity among faculty and other employees at private colleges and universities. Saul Ewing’s Higher Education Practice invites you to learn more about these recent developments from the firm’s labor and employment lawyers at this CLE* seminar. Attorneys Robert L. Duston and Robert C. Nagle will explain how the NLRB’s actions could affect your institution and identify proactive strategies to minimize their impact.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The new test to be applied in determining whether faculty members are “managers” or “employees” covered by the NLRA
  • Employees’ use of employer’s email system for union organizing and other communications about working conditions
  • New rules taking effect April 2015 that will expedite union elections
  • NLRB’s expansion of jurisdiction over faculty at religious colleges and universities
  • Expansion of the joint employer doctrine and how universities may be exposed to increased liability
  • Increase in organization of adjunct faculty

*This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 0 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.