Howard M. Bloom
Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 75 Park Plaza, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 2116
Membership: Professional Associations and Activities•Massachusetts State Bar Association
University: University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude, 1973; President, Student Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977; Executive Editor, The Advocate, The Suffolk University Law School Journal
Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts; 1978, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals; 1978, Massachusetts - D. Mass.; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; 1981, Rhode Island - D. R.I. (inactive); 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, Connecticut - D. Conn.
Biography: Howard M. Bloom is a Shareholder in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law representing exclusively employers for more than 36 years.Mr. Bloom counsels clients in a variety of industries on labor law issues. He trains and advises executives, managers and supervisors on union awareness and positive employee relations, and assists employers in connection with union card-signing efforts, traditional union representation and corporate campaigns, and union decertification campaigns. He also represents clients at the National Labor Relations Board in connection with bargaining unit issues, objections and challenges, as well as unfair labor practice investigations and trials. Mr. Bloom also has been the spokesperson at countless first and successor contract collective bargaining negotiations, and regularly advises on collective bargaining agreement administration issues, including grievance/arbitration issues.Mr. Bloom has appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, several U.S. District Courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.Mr. Bloom speaks frequently to employer groups on a wide range of labor and employment law topics. He also has written extensively on labor and employment law for a variety of publications, including New England Business magazine, The Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. He also is editor of and a frequent contributor to the Jackson Lewis Labor & Collective Bargaining Blog.While attending law school, he was the Executive Editor of The Advocate: the Suffolk University Law School Journal and President of the Student Bar Association.Mr. Bloom is a diehard baseball fan. His first book, The Baseball Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to the Great American Game, was published in February 2006. Pro Bono and Community Involvement•Amherst, Massachusetts, town meeting member •Charles River School in Dover, Massachusetts, Board of Trustees Published Works• Employee Rights: The Latest in Corporate Grievance Procedures, Boston Business Journal (August 25-31, 1995) [Author] • Resolving Workplace Issues, The Boston Globe (January 7, 1992) [Author] • Supervisor/Bargaining Unit Member Participation in Union Removal Efforts: Is the Company Responsible? Labor Law Journal (April 1984) [Author] •Employer's Guide to Employment Law. MA: Town Crier Press, 1984. [Co-Author] •Winning NLRB Elections: Management Strategy and Preventive Programs [Contributing Author] Blog Posts Labor & Collective Bargaining Act Two: Employer Failed to Provide Union with Available Voter Contact Information, NLRB Regional Director Finds October 26, 2015In Employer Ambushed by Labor Board's New Election Rule, we reported that a National Labor Relations Board Hearing Officer decided that Danbury Hospital had not complied with its obligation under the NLRB's new “quickie election” rule to provide the union which had petitioned to represent approximately 850 of the Hospital's non-profession By Howard M. Bloom California Workplace Law Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status September 2, 2015A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). By James M. Stone, Philip B. Rosen, Roger S. Kaplan, Howard M. Bloom and Kathleen Tinnerello Labor & Collective Bargaining Quickie Elections Just Got Quicker: Electronic Signatures Okayed to Support Union Petitions September 2, 2015The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has decided to accept electronic signatures in support of a showing of interest, effective immediately. By Howard M. Bloom In the NewsSeptember 17, 2015XpertHR USAHoward Bloom Discusses NLRB Joint Employer Ruling September 17, 2015 Howard Bloom discusses the NLRB's joint employer ruling in a podcast produced by XpertHR USA. August 18, 2015The LexBlog NetworkHoward Bloom and Gregg Clifton Discuss NLRB Ruling on Collegiate Unionization August 18, 2015Howard Bloom and Gregg Clifton discuss the NLRB's decision to decline jurisdiction over the Northwestern University football players seeking unionization in NLRB Passes On Jurisdiction for Collegiate Athlete Unionization- Now What?, published in The LexBlog Network. Subscription may be required to view article. May 5, 2015SHRMHoward Bloom and Philip Rosen Comment on the NLRB's Interest in Overturning Existing Union Processing Fees Law May 5, 2015Howard Bloom and Phil Rosen comment on the NLRB's interest in overturning existing union processing fees law in SHRM's NLRB May Legitimize Union Fees in Right-to-Work States. View Article (subscription may be required) PublicationsSeptember 28, 2015 Employer Ambushed by Labor Board's New Election Rule September 28, 2015Much has been written about the National Labor Relations Board's new “ambush” election rules. The rules are a one-two punch to employers: first, by substantially shortening the pre-election period; and, second, by imposing onerous information disclosure obligations. (For more on the rules, see our article, Preparing for... August 28, 2015 Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status August 28, 2015A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). One of the most significant decisions issued by the Board in recent years, it is likely to impact the... August 17, 2015 NLRB Declines to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Student-Athletes' Attempt to Unionize - For Now August 17, 2015Concluding that its assertion of jurisdiction “would not serve to promote stability in labor relations, ” the National Labor Relations Board has declined to exercise authority over the College Athletes Players Association's (CAPA's) petition to represent scholarship football players at Northwestern University....