Webinar: Yeshiva Revisited - The Board’s Pacific Lutheran Decision and What it Means for Faculty Organizing in the Private Sector

February 3, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board and its Dramatic Impact on Your Campus

A Complimentary Webinar Series Presented by Bond’s Higher Education Practice Group to Help You Better Understand This New Environment

Over the past several weeks, the National Labor Relations Board has taken several actions that could dramatically impact your campus in the foreseeable future. Some of these actions, such as its Pacific Lutheran decision dealing with the managerial status of faculty at all private colleges and universities, as well as the separate issue of the application of the Religion Clauses of the Constitution to religiously-affiliated institutions, are unique to higher education. Other actions, such as the NLRB's decision in Purple Communications dealing with employee access to institutional email systems for purposes of union organizing and new NLRB election procedures, apply beyond higher education but because of current pressures within higher education (e.g., adjunct organizing and the impact of Pacific Lutheran on full time faculty), have special implications for colleges and universities.

Bond’s Higher Education Practice Group is presenting three 60 minute webinars for in-house counsel and high level Human Resource and Academic Affairs personnel. The programs will provide the necessary foundation to understand these current developments and guidance on how to navigate these new waters within the unique environment that is higher education.

Yeshiva Revisited: The Board’s Pacific Lutheran Decision and What it Means for Faculty Organizing in the Private Sector
This webinar will provide a detailed look at the Board’s recent Pacific Lutheran decision, which revisits application of the Supreme Court’s Yeshiva decision to faculty at private institutions, and how it will impact faculty organizing at colleges and universities, including steps institutions need to consider in seeking to maintain the managerial status of faculty.