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Collective Bargaining Agreements and Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act: What Unionized Employees Should Know

Collective Bargaining Agreements and Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act: What Unionized Employees Should Know

The utility industry led the private sector in union membership in 2018, with a relatively high unionization rate of 20.1 percent. In this post, staff editor Zachary Atwell discusses the importance of § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) to employees and employers, and how the act affects labor disputes involving collective bargaining agreements.

Fair Treatment: Regulating Forced Pooling in the Modern Age of Resource Excavation

Fair Treatment: Regulating Forced Pooling in the Modern Age of Resource Excavation

In this blog post, 3L Ian Young writes on the challenges landowners face when it comes to regulated forced pooling. Young details how states, such as Colorado, are facing backlash after passing pooling statutes that could be considered unconstitutional.

Designating a Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

Designating a Critical Habitat for Humpback Whales

In this post, 3L staffer Ian Young writes about the humpback whale populations threatened by extinction, analyzing how a group comprised of Native Americans and environmental organizations have filed suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service’s response to the EPA’s requirements under the Endangered Species Act.