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  • Trump Rolls Back Anti-Franchising Regs (More winning)

    09/16/2018 8:59:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies ^ | Bill McMorris
    Franchise businesses received a significant boost from the Trump administration on Friday as labor regulators began to unravel one of the Obama administration's most controversial employment policies. The National Labor Relations Board is considering a proposal to reinstate the long-standing interpretation of the joint-employer standard, which maintains that parent or umbrella companies are not liable for labor violations committed solely by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama administration had scrapped the traditional standard in an effort to hold parent companies accountable even if they played no direct role in the workplace violation, giving labor unions a foot in the door for...
  • Time to Free Workers From Corrupt Unions

    07/24/2018 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 24, 2018 | Congressman Francis Rooney
    The recent Supreme Court ruling in Janus vs AFSCME ended a practice of abuse of public sector employees by their unions. The decision prevents unions from forcing the payment of dues by non-members and is a major victory for our civil servants. Now it is time to stop similar corrupt tactics used by unions to force private sector non-union employees to pay dues. Thanks to a hand-out by the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), unions can collect involuntary dues from former members who recently cancelled membership. In 2013, the NLRB overturned the 1962 Bethlehem Steel decision, which set the...
  • Senate confirms NLRB nominee, giving Trump picks control over labor watchdog.......

    04/11/2018 11:30:45 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    The Senate voted 50-48 Wednesday to confirm business lawyer John Ring to fill the open seat on the National Labor Relations Board, the federal government's main labor law enforcement agency, "giving the five-member board a majority consisting of President Trump's appointees through at least 2020"..... The board achieved a reputation for pro-union activism during the Obama administration, which the Trump White House and congressional Republicans have been eager to reverse. "Mr. Ring will be a principled and objective voice on the NLRB, and not a rubber stamp to special interests that were in favor during the Obama administration. We commend...
  • Wrong to Recuse

    02/25/2018 6:53:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 25, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    Critics say NLRB watchdog's conflict of interest memo unfairly targets GOP appointees A Trump-appointed labor arbiter is under fire for reversing one of the Obama administration's most controversial rulings, leading to a conflict of interest complaint that could hinder future appointees. William Emanuel joined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency in charge of settling workplace disputes and overseeing union elections, in September, giving the GOP control of the five-member board for the first time in a decade. The Republican majority wasted little time in reversing some of the Obama administration's most consequential rulings. The biggest turnaround came in...
  • Biggest change in labor policy next year could come from Supreme Court

    12/23/2017 11:01:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    The Supreme Court could be responsible for the most far-reaching change to labor policy in 2018, as the justices will take up a case that could end the practice of forcing government workers to pay union dues. In September, the justices announced they would hear Janus v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees. Unions such as AFSCME depend on those funds and are likely to face steep membership and dues losses if the practice ends. Public-sector unions now account for roughly half of the labor movement, so a loss could be a blow to union power. The case...
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable...
  • NLRB Reverses Decision Targeting Franchises

    12/16/2017 6:42:50 AM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/16/17 | Bill McMorris
    The nation's top labor board reversed an Obama-era decision targeting franchise businesses, but advocates and legal experts say Congress needs to take action to resolve the issue permanently. The Democrat-controlled National Labor Relations Board, which oversees union elections and workplace disputes, overturned decades of precedent in 2015 by holding parent businesses accountable for workplace violations committed by franchisees or subcontractors. The Obama board's decision roiled the business community, particularly franchise corporations, which allow small business owners to operate under a company umbrella but do not manage day-to-day workplace policies. A 3-2 Republican majority returned to the previous standard on Thursday...
  • Labor board asks public if it should keep union election rule

    12/14/2017 11:15:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2017t | Lydia Wheeler
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is asking the public to weigh in on whether it should keep or scrap a controversial Obama-era rule that speeds up union elections. Business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have been pushing the NLRB to roll back the rule, which allows elections to be held in as few as 10 days from the filing of a petition. Opponents have dubbed it the ambush election rule, claiming it gives employers little notice of an election and almost no time to discuss the issues with their workers. The rule is heavily, heavily slanted to...
  • 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 ^ | 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 Trumps 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 ^ | 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 boards 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 Americas 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 dont favor the Democrats, the union hierarchy has hitched its fortunes to them. Theyre 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 Boards regional director in Chicago ruled that members of Northwestern Universitys...
  • Obama NLRB Wiped Out 4,500 Years of Legal Precedent

    12/07/2016 6:59:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 12/6/16 | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obamas 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 lawaveraging more than 45 years per decision; the agencys 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 ^ | 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 [Hoffas] critics through a rogue investigative unit set up by...
  • Judge Garland and the Lefts 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 Lefts 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 medias coverage of President Barack Obamas nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme...
  • Big Labor: Conquering Zeros

    03/11/2016 7:22:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | 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 wagewhile 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...