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Brief, Amicus Curiae, of Ellen Dannin, Attorney, in Support of the Decision of the National Labor Relations Board

23 Jul 2014 1:26 PM | Ellen Dannin (Administrator)

My amicus brief  Dannin Amicus Brief in the Northwestern case (attached) includes a succinct discussion of the NLRA's legislation history as to who is an employee and the policy reasons for having such a broad definition. What the NLRA says is that an employee includes any employee without regard to whether they stand in the proximate relationship of employer and employee. The purpose for that definition was to protect workers who did not have an employment relationship but who were harmed by employer anti-collective actions - described as "concerted activities" - that is, when employees engaged in actions concertedly (involving more than one employee), as well as union activities.


Method of pay is irrelevant.

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