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  • Trump labor board nominee vows to protect right to 'refrain' from joining union

    10/04/2017 7:15:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/17 | Sean Higgins
    Business lawyer Peter Robb, President Trump's pick as the next general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, told a Senate panel Wednesday that he would uphold the "core values" of federal labor law. He said that would include the right to "refrain" from union activity. The board is the top federal labor law enforcement agency."I have always believed in the core values expressed in the [National Labor Relations] Act, which can be paraphrased as protecting the rights of employees to engage in union or other protected, concerted activity with respect to wages, hours and working conditions as well as...
  • Trump labor board nominees advance in Senate

    07/19/2017 1:49:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced the nominations of two lawyers picked by President Trump to fill the open seats on the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-11 along party lines to send the nominations of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to the floor for a full vote. Kaplan now serves as chief counsel for the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Emanuel, an attorney with the law firm Littler Mendelson, works on labor and employment matters and has represented clients before the NLRB. With their nominations to the five-member board, Trump...
  • Make the NLRB less great again

    07/03/2017 9:04:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/3/17 | washington examiner
    "Stop the presses! President Trump has nominated a second new commissioner to the National Labor Relations Board!" Okay, yes, we jest. In reality, most Americans have probably never heard of the panel. They haven't heard of William Emanuel or Marvin Kaplan — Trump's appointees to the panel. They aren't aware that this will give the panel its first Republican majority since 2009, and they probably haven't even heard the acronym NLRB, let alone have the foggiest idea what it stands for.
  • What to Expect From the Reshaped National Labor Relations Board

    07/02/2017 7:58:41 PM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | 6/28/2017 | Erin Mulvaney
    With President Donald Trump’s nominees on their way to the Senate, labor and employment attorneys say the National Labor Relations Board is poised to roll back regulations with its first Republican majority in nearly a decade. Management-side attorneys and anti-union advocates are hopeful Obama-era regulations will be scuttled in favor of business-friendly practices.
  • Fully Staffed NLRB Means It Is Time To Restore Workplace Balance

    07/01/2017 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2017 | Heather Greenaway
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is charged with serving as the clearinghouse for workplace organizing elections, as well as managing disputes between employees, employers and labor unions. The board’s purpose is not to undertake an activist agenda creating policy favoring one side over another; instead, operating as an arbiter of law as written. Yet under President Barack Obama, the so-called independent agency became nothing more than a tool for Big Labor to write public policy, putting forward decision after decision that bolstered the interests of union bosses at the expense of America’s workers and businesses. One reason for...
  • Supreme Court reins in president's appointment powers

    03/21/2017 11:18:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president's authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board. The court decided 6-2 to uphold a lower court's ruling that then-President Barack Obama exceeded his legal authority with his temporary appointment of an NLRB general counsel in 2011. In an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court said that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, a person cannot serve as the acting head of a federal agency once the president nominates him or her...
  • Federal Official Again Declares That College Football Players Can Unionize

    02/22/2017 10:02:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 22, 2017 | George Leef
    A hallmark of the federal bureaucracy under Obama was that it pushed the boundaries of government power at every step, especially when doing so helped groups allied to the Democratic Party. Labor unions are one of those groups. Even though many individual workers don’t favor the Democrats, the union hierarchy has hitched its fortunes to them. They’re always looking for any advantage that politicians or bureaucrats can give them. Back in 2014, Big Labor got excited over the possibility of unionizing college football players when the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago ruled that members of Northwestern University’s...
  • Obama NLRB Wiped Out 4,500 Years of Legal Precedent

    12/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obama’s top labor arbiters have overturned a cumulative 4,500 years of legal precedent over the past eight years, according to a new study. The National Labor Relations Board, an agency that oversees union elections and workplace disputes, has issued numerous new rules that changed longstanding agency practices, as well as issued decisions that overturned decades of precedent. In all, the board has overturned 91 precedents, wiping out more than 4,000 years of case law—averaging more than 45 years per decision; the agency’s new election rules overturned a combined 454 years of protocol, according to a study from three...
  • Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

    08/23/2016 12:46:26 PM PDT · by oblomov · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 23 Aug 2016 | NOAM SCHEIBER
    Students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities will be allowed to vote to unionize under a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board that found that they are employees under federal labor law. The case arose from a union election petition filed by a group of primarily graduate students at Columbia University, who are seeking to form a union that will join the United Automobile Workers. The three Democratic members of the board made up the majority; the lone Republican member dissented. A fifth spot on the board has been vacant since last year. The...
  • Jimmy Hoffa and Feds Scheme to Control Teamsters

    10/13/2011 8:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | John Ransom
    Fred Gegare, who is challenging Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa in elections this month to head up the transport union, says that Hoffa and the US government are colluding to control the union by the use of intimidation. If true, the allegations could mean that 50 years of work trying to rid unions of mob influence has come to an end.  Hoffa and the Justice Department, says Gegare, have abused a decades-old consent decree, “which was once used to remove mobsters two decades ago, [but] is now being used to target [Hoffa’s] critics” through a “rogue investigative unit set up by...
  • Judge Garland and the Left’s Disdain for Truth

    03/22/2016 2:09:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    The mainstream media — that is, the liberal media — share all the views and characteristics of the Left. Among these is the Left’s view of truth. There are honest individuals with left-wing views and dishonest individuals on the right. But truth is not a leftist value. Everything the Left believes in is more important than truth — social justice, economic equality, reducing carbon emissions, expanding the power of the state, battling sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and above all of these, destroying its conservative opposition. The media’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme...
  • Big Labor: Conquering Zeros

    03/11/2016 7:22:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Heather Greenaway
    Unions have been demanding a $15 minimum wage. But when passed, they turn around and seek an exemption for union businesses, effectively denying their members the fruits of their victory. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, a member of the 1,200-strong California Federation of Labor, recently did just that. It led a fight for a citywide $15 minimum wage—while vehemently opposing an exemption for non-profits and small businesses. Immediately after the legislation was passed, however, they began lobbying for an exemption for unionized businesses. This was too much for even the union-friendly Los Angeles Times, which captioned its editorial...
  • Germany’s largest trade union opening US office with UAW

    11/21/2015 9:50:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 6:52 PM EST | Erik Schelzig
    Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States. Frankfurt-based IG Metall estimates that 100,000 people work for German-owned automotive companies in the U.S. Most of those workers aren't represented by unions, unlike at their counterparts at plants in Germany. ...
  • Labor unions awarded millions from federal agencies

    10/01/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    Under President Obama, federal agencies are doling out tens of millions of dollars to one of the Democratic Party’s most essential constituencies: big labor. The grants range from safety training to union membership recruitment to whipping up support for the president’s signature program called Obamacare, a Washington Times review of federal contracting records shows. Last week, for example, the Department of Energy awarded a $900,000-plus grant for the development of a safety regimen for workers facing hazardous duties in energy and waste jobs. It didn’t go to a safety firm or training school but rather to a labor union: Akron...
  • NLRB's Browning-Ferris Decision -- Yet Another Administrative Law Abuse

    09/17/2015 10:48:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 17, 2015 | George Leef
    One of the clearest lessons of the Obama administration is that administrative law can and will be used as a partisan weapon. Of course, that has been done before, but under Obama it has become shockingly common. There is no better example than the way the National Labor Relations Board has tried to reward the president’s allies and hurt his opponents. Barack Obama was so eager to load up the agency that interprets and enforces federal labor law that he was unanimously slapped down by the Supreme Court in NLRB v. Noel Canning when he tried to redefine what “recess...
  • Dems answer Walker with labor law bill

    09/16/2015 7:45:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Mahoney with Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah
    DEMS ANSWER WALKER WITH LABOR LAW BILL: Two days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plans to eliminate the NLRB and take right-to-work national, congressional Democrats will today propose legislation developed with the AFL-CIO to stiffen penalties for employers who violate the National Labor Relations Act. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott will introduce a bill that they say would “help ensure workers are able to have a voice in the workplace and would crack down on employers who break the law when workers exercise their right to collective action.” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will stand alongside the...
  • GOP’s Scott Walker to visit Las Vegas, unveil plan to fight unions

    09/11/2015 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 11, 2015
    The Wisconsin governor who's known for taking on unions in his home state is holding the event Monday afternoon at XTreme Manufacturing. He said he'll discuss his plan to transfer power from union bosses to taxpayers. He said the strategy includes preventing the government from deducting union dues from federal employees' paychecks. Las Vegas is home to powerful labor groups, including the Culinary Union that represents some 55,000 casino workers.
  • Gov. Walker to Double Down With Attacks on Working People in Las Vegas Speech

    09/12/2015 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    MADISON, Wis. — Sinking in the national polls, the bumbling campaign of onetime frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is preparing to double down with renewed attacks on working people. Career politician Walker’s desperate bid to remain competitive on the backs of the middle class and working people will be unveiled in a Monday speech in Las Vegas Nevada, hometown of anti-union, Walker mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. “Scott Walker has always been willing to do or say anything to try to win an election,” commented One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “It’s no surprise he’s...
  • Scott Walker to propose abolishing unions for federal workers - ABOLISH NLRB

    09/13/2015 11:44:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | September 14, 2015 | Patrick Marley
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to focus Monday on weakening labor by proposing to abolish unions for federal workers, create a national "right-to-work law" and eliminate the National Labor Relations Board.At a Las Vegas manufacturer, he also plans to call for requiring all unions to hold periodic votes so workers can decide whether they should continue to exist, according to his campaign. He will also cancel President Barack Obama's Labor Day order that federal contractors provide paid sick leave and work to end policies requiring some salaried workers to receive overtime—saying in some cases they should get time off instead."It's...
  • Labor board judge slaps down Hobby Lobby's arbitration agreements [payback time]

    09/09/2015 6:44:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/9/15 | Sean Higgins
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that agreements signed by employees of Oklahoma-based arts and crafts company Hobby Lobby requiring them to submit to arbitration rather than go to court in work disputes are unenforceable. The ruling by the government's labor enforcement agency, announced Wednesday, could potentially undermine a common practice used by employers to avoid litigation under federal labor laws. "This is a dramatic decision," said David Rosenfeld, attorney for the Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize, the group that brought the charges against Hobby Lobby. "If the board affirms it and the courts...