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Show BioHide BioAndrew Strom has been a labor lawyer since 1993.  He is Associate General Counsel of Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ in New York, NY.  He is the author of Boeing and the NLRB:  A Sixty-Four Year-old Time Bomb Explodes, 68 National Lawyers Guild Review 109 (2011); U.S. Labor Law:  How the United States’ Stacked Labor Laws Make it Nearly Impossible for Workers to Gain Union Representation, Dollars and Sense, No. 249 at 46 (September/October 2003); and Rethinking the NLRB’s Approach to Union Recognition Agreements, 15 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 50 (1994).  He also taught advanced legal writing at Fordham Law School.  He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.  The views Andrew Strom expresses on this blog are solely his own, and should not be attributed to SEIU Local 32BJ.

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Labor Law Should Encourage Short Strikes

Published November 4th, 2019 -

Now that the General Motors strike is over, it’s a good time to reflect on how a recent Trump NLRB decision creates perverse incentives to unnecessarily prolong strikes.   In July, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., without any meaningful analysis, the Trump NLRB membe... More »

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Trump’s Own NLRB May Doom His Re-election Chances

Published September 24th, 2019 -

In 2016, Donald Trump was able to win Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in part by promising that he would care about the needs of regular working people.  But as 2020 approaches, Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board are making it much ... More »

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The Trump NLRB is in a Hurry to Rewrite Labor Law

Published September 17th, 2019 -

Donald Trump’s appointees on the National Labor Relations Board seem to have come to the conclusion that he’s going to be a one-term President, so they are racing as fast as they can to chip away at workers’ rights.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post nomina... More »

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This May Be the Worst Trump NLRB Decision Yet

Published August 28th, 2019 -

If you rank the Trump National Labor Relations Board decisions by multiplying poor reasoning by impact of the ruling, the decision issued last week in Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation may be the worst one yet. Bexar involves the rights of employe... More »

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Héctor Figueroa: An Appreciation

Published July 20th, 2019 -

Héctor Figueroa died last week at the tragically young age of 57.  I had the good fortune to work with Héctor for the past seventeen years, and to watch him grow into a truly inspiring leader.  For the past seven years Héctor was President of SEIU Local 32BJ, ... More »

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Trump NLRB Enables Volkswagen’s Chutzpah

Published May 10th, 2019 -

Volkswagen has tried to kill its employees’ union organizing drive in a remarkably brazen fashion, and all too predictably, the Trump Labor Board has acted as its accomplice. Back in 2015, after a failed attempt to organize all 1,300 production and maintenance... More »

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The Trump NLRB Just Made Labor Law Even More Toothless

Published April 9th, 2019 -

One of the most widely observed weaknesses in federal labor law is the absence of effective remedies.  Scholars have been writing about this problem for decades, and a Human Rights Watch report issued in 2000 described a “culture of near-impunity” resulting fr... More »

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Your Tax Dollars at Work at the NLRB

Published March 29th, 2019 -

The House Education and Labor Committee recently revealed that the Trump appointees on the NLRB are hiring a private contractor to help review the public comments submitted in response to their proposed joint employer rule.  NLRB Chairman John Ring told the Me... More »

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So Much for the Concern About “Micro-Units”

Published March 7th, 2019 -

When Donald Trump was elected, one of the top priorities for the Chamber of Commerce at the NLRB was to overturn the Specialty Healthcare decision that clarified the test for determining when a union’s proposed bargaining unit must include an additional group ... More »

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Trump Judges vs. Trump Voters

Published February 6th, 2019 -

According to CNN’s exit polls, Donald Trump won the Presidency due to his support among voters who were over 45.  Hillary Clinton was favored by 53% to 39% for voters under age 45, while Trump won older voters by a 52% to 44% margin.  I’m sure very few of thos... More »