Thursday, March 12, 2015

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Faculty Election At Jesuit College

In Seattle University v. Service Employees International Union, (NLRB Reg. Dir., March 3, 2015), an NLRB Regional Director Supplemental Decision, the Regional Director applied the NLRB's new standard  for religious colleges to hold that the NLRB has jurisdiction over a faculty union election at Seattle University. The Director held that while the University holds itself out as a Jesuit Catholic institution, it does not hold faculty members out as performing a religious function.