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Hananel, S.  Health union alliance could threaten larger rival.  Yahoo! News.  Jan. 18, 2012.  http://news.yahoo.com/health-union-alliance-could-threaten-larger-rival-190221018--finance.html

Marshall, A., and Medsker, S.  OFCCP v. Florida Hospital.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  4th Quarter, 2012. 

Responding to short-term strikes in health care.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  4th Quarter, 2012. 

Dunn, P., and Medsker, R.  NLRB's foray into social media.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  3rd Quarter, 2012. 

Employers' use of arrest and conviction records may be discriminatory, EEOC says.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  3rd Quarter, 2012. 

Morrison, B.  The I-9 employment verification process - sloppy paperwork can cost you plenty.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  2nd Quarter, 2012. http://www.aha.org/hospital-members/content/12/12Q2-HCLR.pdf

Howard, G., and Sack, J.  NLRB rulings cast doubt on off-duty employee access policies.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  2nd Quarter, 2012. http://www.aha.org/hospital-members/content/12/12Q2-HCLR.pdf

Hutcheson, M.  Using quality metrics in collective bargaining.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  2nd Quarter, 2012. http://www.aha.org/hospital-members/content/12/12Q2-HCLR.pdf

Gamble, M.  5 considerations for hospitals facing union organization.  Becker's Hospital Review.  May 27, 2012.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/5-considerations-for-hospitals-facing-union-organization.html

How the "Ambush" Election Process Will Work:  NLRB's Acting General Counsel Issues Guidance on New Procedures.  Chicago: Drinker Biddle, May 2012.  http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/files/Publication/dc37731a-042c-4ba4-9d80-bbfb4d865109/Presentation/PublicationAttachment/c5aeecfd-b1c7-4a31-a0c4-c09b5ec30f14/NLRBs%20Acting%20General%20Counsel%20Issues.pdf

Health care human resource checklist for 2012.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

Uday-Riley, M.  Teaching managers to be leaders:  A practical, hands-on approach.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

Governmental oversight of hospital workforce issue.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

ASHHRA semi-annual activity report.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

Labor News Briefs.  OFCCP contends Tricare exemption has no effect in Florida Hospital subcontractor case.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

Labor News Briefs. Coalition appeals NLRB poster ruling.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

Labor News Briefs.  AHA, ASHHRA, others say NLRB final union election rule cannot stand.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  1st Quarter, 2012. 

38th Semi-Annual Labor Activity in Health Care Report.  Chicago:  ASHHRA.  Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011.  http://www.ashhra.org/resources/labor_activity.shtml

OSHA identifies health care susceptible to workplace violence.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

Newhall, C., and Zaino, J.  Employing alternative dispute resolution options for workplace disputes.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

Costs of persuading employees not allowable costs for government contractors.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

Soliciting employees - are you prepared?  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

OFCCP revises estimates of federal contractors' compliance burdens.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

Labor watch...  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only). Dec. 2011.

King, R., and Dean, T.  Employer wellness programs.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Oct. 2011.

Hutcheson, M.  NLRB requires bargaining for hospital's influenza policy.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Oct. 2011.

In Washington... a look at proposed rules and legislation.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Oct. 2011.

AHA endorses policies requiring flu vaccinations.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Oct. 2011.

Clark, C.  Patient dies during lockout in CA nurses' strike.  HealthLeaders Media.  Sept. 26, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/NRS-271338/Patient-Dies-During-Lockout-in-CA-Nurses-Strike##

Separation Arrangements in Healthcare.  Minneapolis, MN:  Integrated Healthcare Strategies, Aug. 2011.  http://www.ihstrategies.com/articles/139.pdf

Mayer, G.  Selected Characteristics of Private and Public Sector Workers.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service, July 1, 2011.  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41897.pdf

Social media in employee engagement.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May/June 2011. 

Health system and union create innovative election agreement.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May/June 2011. 

Groundhog day as destiny.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May/June 2011. 

Overcoming state barriers to ensure access to care:  Pennsylvania's experience.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May/June 2011. 

Gamble, M.  4 tips to ease the string of hospital layoffs.  Becker's Hospital Review.  Feb. 3, 2011.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-financial-and-business-news/4-tips-to-ease-the-sting-of-hospital-layoffs.html

2010 National Healthcare Quality Report.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Feb. 2011.  http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhqr10/nhqr10.pdf

Health care human resource checklist for 2011.   Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Jan./Feb. 2011.

Long, R.  Using social media to detect and track union activities.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Jan./Feb. 2011.

Congressional hearing examines NLRB trends.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Jan./Feb. 2011.

Coalition:  NLRB lacks authority to require proposed notice.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Jan./Feb. 2011.

Administration looks to fill NLRB vacancies.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Jan./Feb. 2011.

Commins, J.  Hospital mass layoffs off record pace in 2010.  HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 27, 2011.  http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/TEC-261888/Hospital-Mass-Layoffs-Off-Record-Pace-in-2010##

The Employee Free Choice Act.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service.  Jan. 12, 2011.  http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RS21887_20110112.pdf

AHA:NLRB must be sensitive to hospital needs to limit access to premises.  AHANews,com.  Jan. 10, 2011.  http://www.ahanews.com/ahanews_app/jsp/display.jsp?dcrpath=AHANEWS/AHANewsNowArticle/data/ann_011011_amicus&domain=AHANEWS

National Labor Relations Board. Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act; Final Rule. US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 Part 104, 2011. http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-21724_PI.pdf [pre-publication]; to be published at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR.

New NLRB policy imposes daily compound interest for backpay.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Dec. 2010.

AHA granted amicu status in Florida Hospital TRICARE case.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Dec. 2010.

Kirschner, F., and Sack, J.  Labor's state law initiatives.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Dec. 2010.

Fields, R.  7 ways to avoid legal pitfalls when implementing mass layoffs.  Becker’s Hospital Review. Oct. 14, 2010.  http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-financial-and-business-news/7-ways-to-avoid-legal-pitfalls-when-implementing-mass-layoffs.html

Scanlan, C., and Medsker, R.  DOL's compliance program eyes changing the difinition of "federal contractor".  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Sept. 2010. 

CA appeals court finds labor-law protection for union's postcard campaign.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Sept. 2010. 

Finnegan, R.  The real secret to nurse retention.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Sept. 2010. 

Commins, J.  Minnesota nurses union urges members to reject contract offerHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 17, 2010.

Healthcare labor update - 2010: a year of critical opportunity for employers.  Chicago:  ASHHRA e-News Brief.  Aug. 11, 2010.

Wright, S.  Evidence on the effects of nurses' strikes.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June/July 2010.

Drake, S.  Helping HR professionals prepare for a changing labor environment.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June/July 2010.

New state laws limit employer free speech.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June/July 2010.

NLRB in the news.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June/July 2010.

King, G., and Bennett, R.  NLRB decisions involving employer policies and procedures: Employers beware!  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May 2010.

A look from the insideHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May 2010.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey: Union Affiliation Data, 2009. Accessed Apr. 22, 2010 at http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat42.pdf.

Commins, J.  Random thoughts prognostications on Andy Stern’s abrupt departure from seiuHealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 19, 2010.

Commins, J.  Are defined benefits plans on endangered list?  HealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 12, 2010.

Kirschner, C., and Mooppan, H.  Can medical residents be classified as students exempt from social security taxation?  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2010.

State workforce initiativesHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2010.

Becker, Pearce appointed to NLRBHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2010.

Commins, J.  CA health unions have forgotten solidarity foreverHealthLeaders Media.  Feb. 1, 2010.

Health care human resources checklist for 2010Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  January/February 2010.

What's pending in the 2010 congressional session?  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  January/February 2010.

What's the potential 2010 focus on the regulatory front?  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  January/February 2010.

Rotenberk L. Unions. Nurse super-union sets agenda, aims to get staff ratio laws passed.  Hospitals & Health Networks.  83(12):12, Dec. 2009.

Addressing employee issues related to H1N1Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  November/December 2009.

Feldman, E., Klotnia, D., and Staunton, T.  Chicago hospitals victorious in wage antitrust lawsuitHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  November/December 2009.

Document outlines legal considerations for health care employers in pandemicHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  November/December 2009.

Kirschner, F., and Broas, J.  EFCA's first contract arbitration would revolutionize the labor law landscapeHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  November/December 2009.

King, R., Bennett, R., and Kastin, J.  Federal contractor statusHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  September 2009.

King, R., and Kastin, J.  Increased FLSA enforcement - aggregation of hours for overtime pay purposesHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  September 2009.

Court limits hospitals' responses to employee participation in unlawful picketingHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  July/August 2009.

Catholic bishops issue respecting the just rights of workersHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  July/August 2009.

Guidelines provide roadmap for Catholic health care labor discussionsHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  July/August 2009.

Speaking employees' language nets positive impactHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  July/August 2009.

Commins, J.  EFCA still potent for organized labor.  HealthLeaders Media.  July 20, 2009.

Giving employees a voiceHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June 2009.

Senator urges hospital leaders to continue opposition to 'card check'Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June 2009.

Labor-management alignmentHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June 2009.

Union membership nationwideHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June 2009.

NLRB representation petitions and electionsHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  June 2009.

A positive employee relations focus.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May 2009.

Sen. Arlen Specter switches to Democratic partyHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May 2009.

President nominates union attorneys to NLRB.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May. 2009.

Trivisonno, J.  Employee relations requires five levels of preparedness.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  May 2009.

Kirshner, F., and Ose, A.  Rival unions form new allianceHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2009.

Scanlan, C.  Supreme court rules on employment disputesHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2009.

New CD-ROM helps hospitals prepare for union organizingHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2009.

Mortimer, J.  Canadian experience: expedited electionsHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).  Apr. 2009.

Munick, M.  Communication do's and don'ts in a union environmentHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Apr. 2009.

Bush, H.  Union agenda gets increased attention in changed political climateHospitals & Health Networks.  83(4):11-12, Apr. 2009.

Bush, H.  Nursing unions reach pact after era of rising tensionsHospitals & Health Networks.  83(4):12, Apr. 2009.

Layne-Farrar, A.  An Empirical Assessment of the Employee Free Choice Act: The Economic Implications.   Social Science Research Network, Mar. 3, 2009.

Spetz, J., and Ash M.  The impact of hospital unions on nurse wages in the United States.  San Francisco: Center for the Health Professions at the University of California San Francisco, Mar. 2009.

Solis becomes new labor secretary.    Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Mar. 2009.

Card check bill introducedHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Mar. 2009.

New CD room helps hospitals prepare for union organizingHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Mar. 2009.

Supreme court upholds Idaho's ban on payroll deductions for union political activitiesHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Mar. 2009.

The case against the employee free choice actHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Mar. 2009.

Canadian experience previews card check and expedited elections in the U.S.  Health Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).    Mar. 2009.

Cummins J. Union friendlyHealthLeaders Magazine. 12(3):54, Mar 2009.

Union rat victorious in NJ supreme courtHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Feb. 2009.

Donning and doffing: the next wave of employment class action lawsuitsHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Feb. 2009.

ASHHRA members staying alert about union organizingHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Feb. 2009.

Building and keeping a thriving workforce: the board's roleHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Feb. 2009.

Human capital measures for a board's balanced scorecardHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Feb. 2009.

Shimabukuro, J.  The Employee Free Choice Act.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service, Jan. 26, 2009.

Commins, J.  Get ready for big labor's big pushHealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 26, 2009.

Navigating labor organizing in the virtual workplaceHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Jan. 2009.

Neutrality agreement lawsuite reminds hospitals to consider employees' rights during negotiationHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Jan. 2009.

Communication demonstrates respectHealth Care Labor Report (AHA Members only).   Jan. 2009.

Conflict Management Toolkit.  Washington:  American Health Lawyers Association, 2009.  http://www.healthlawyers.org/hlresources/ADR/Documents/ADRToolkit.pdf

 

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