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NLRB Restores Balanced Arbitration Deferral Standards
EEOC Releases Detailed Information on Charges Filed FY 2019
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MAGA:  NLRB RESTORES BALANCED ARBITRATION DEFERRAL STANDARDS  
 
Two days before Christmas, the National Labor Relations Board returned to its traditional standard for post-arbitral deferral overruling the Obama Labor Board's decision in Babcock & Wilcox, and returning to the longstanding deferral standard established by Spielberg Mfg. and Olin Corp.  

The post-arbitral deferral standard is used by the Board to decide whether to defer to an arbitrator's prior resolution of a grievance concerning an employee's discipline or discharge that has been alleged to violate the National Labor Relations Act.  In United Parcel Service, the Trump Labor Board concluded that the restored standard adequately protected employees Section 7 rights while promoting the federal policy of arbitration of disputes. Under the restored standard, the Board will defer to the arbitrator's prior decision  where (1) the arbitral proceedings appear to have been fair and regular, (2) all parties have agreed to be bound, (3) the arbitrator considered the unfair labor practice issue, and (4) the arbitrator's decision is not clearly repugnant to the Act.   In addition, the decision restored policies for pre-arbitral deferral established in United Technologies Corp and for deferral to pre-arbitral settlement agreements set forth in Alpha Beta Co. 

United Parcel Service is one of numerous decisions overturning Obama Labor Board precedents issued in the two-week period before Christmas.  Call any Spognardi Baiocchi attorney if you need help with your collective bargaining agreement or labor relations disputes.  
EEOC RELEASES ENFORCEMENT AND LITIGATION DATA FOR 2019  
 
On January 24th, the EEOC released detailed information concerning the 72,675 Charges received in fiscal year 2019.  

Retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge with Disability, Race and Sex all about equal in terms of filing.  Sexual harassment Charges saw a decline of 1.2 percent from fiscal year 2018, with 7,514 filed in 2019.  

  • Retaliation: 39,110 (53.8 percent)
  • Disability: 24,238 (33.4 percent)
  • Race: 23,976 (33.0 percent)
  • Sex: 23,532 (32.4 percent)
  • Age: 15,573 (21.4 percent)
  • National Origin: 7,009 (9.6 percent)
  • Color: 3,415 (4.7 percent)
  • Religion: 2,725 (3.7 percent)
  • Equal Pay Act: 1,117 (1.5 percent)
  • Genetic Information: 209 (0.3 percent)

*percentages add up to more than 100% because some charges allege mulitple bases of discrimination

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