January 26, 2018 8:15 AM
President Trump should use his State of the Union address to encourage members of Congress to pass these 7 bills immediately.
January 11, 2018 1:59 PM
A recent report from the Detroit Free Press entitled “Embezzlement plagues union offices around U.S., records show” provides another reason why states should enact right-to-work laws, which free workers from paying forced union dues.
December 26, 2017 7:51 AM
Major labor reform is on the horizon in 2018. Worker freedom may be coming to a state near you, federal overtime requirements will likely change, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has signaled it will restore longstanding precedent and act as a neutral arbiter instead of a union advocate.
- Worker Freedom
A landmark case currently before the U.S....
December 15, 2017 10:09 AM
During the past eight years, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tilted labor-management relation precedent far in favor of labor unions. This came in the form of overturning thousands of years of precedent that stacked the deck for the benefit of Big Labor. As a result, worker choice and employer...
October 31, 2017 2:57 PM
There may never have been a more partisan National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) than during the Obama administration. During Obama’s tenure, the agency in charge of governing labor-relations in the private-sector upended 4,559 years of precedent. Nearly every decision made by the NLRB was intended to tilt the...
October 25, 2017 12:02 PM
Employers in Illinois really didn’t need another reason to bypass or move out of the state, but the legislature gave them one. On October 24, 2017, state senators voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that would prohibit local right-to-work laws.
Right-to-work laws give workers the freedom to opt out of paying dues to a union they do not support. It is commonsense policy that has been adopted in a majority of states, including all of Illinois’ neighbors. Many businesses consider a state’s right-to-work status when deciding where to locate a new facility....
September 8, 2017 9:19 AM
In a world full of tweets, Instagram posts, and BuzzFeed quizzes, many Millennials haven’t taken time to think about big government and its implications, but I’m here to drop some knowledge on you as to why we should want to shrink government bureaucracy.
Let’s look at the big picture. Government agencies are ridiculously inefficient, they regulate pretty much every aspect of our lives, and they waste billions of tax dollars a year.
Now, let’s take a look at some agencies in particular, starting with the Environmental Protection...
August 22, 2017 10:02 AM
An individual’s freedom to choose should extend to the workplace. Currently union representation, and the forced union dues payments that come with it, is often forced on workers whether they like it or not.
It is of little surprise that workers would like more of a say in who represents them and how they spend their hard...
August 22, 2017 7:41 AM
The Senate is making much needed progress toward filling the vacancies at the five-member National Labor Relations Board, an agency tasked with protecting worker rights and balancing the interests of employers and unions in labor disputes. It is imperative to make the NLRB full-strength in order to...
August 4, 2017 4:30 PM
Today, for the second time this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision that criticized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for failing to engage in a reasoned decision making. There are several issues discussed in the case, NLRB v CNN, but this post will only focus on the joint employer standard.
Joint employment is when one employer is liable for the actions of another employer and assumes collective bargaining responsibilities.