August 22, 2017much 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...
August 4, 2017
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.
July 27, 2017
July 21, 2017
Protecting workers from identity theft and stalking should be a bipartisan issue. While Republicans and Democrats can hardly agree on whether the sky is blue, both political parties should agree everyone should have the right to work without fear for his or her privacy or safety. At the very least, there should be consequences if someone jeopardizes their privacy or security.
To that end, Reps. Drew Ferguson and Buddy Carter (both Georgia Republicans) have introduced the Freedom from Union Identity Theft and Freedom from Union Stalking Act. These bills ensure that federal labor law does not preempt common sense state protections against identity theft and stalking.
Here is a real world example why these bills are necessary. In 2008, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3602...
July 18, 2017letter this week to the Federal Trade Commission requesting a review of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods.
It is laughable...
July 13, 2017stranglehold on a powerful federal agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Despite...
July 3, 2017The Conservative Case for Unions,” in which he cites Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan as shaping...
June 20, 2017has nominated Marvin...
June 14, 2017
President Trump’s domestic policy agenda is, at best, a mixed bag from a classical liberal perspective. And some of his international policy proposals involving foreigners and minorities are shockingly illiberal. But everyone’s birthday is worth celebrating, and his is today, June 14. Here are four gifts Congress should give the president before its annual July 4th recess:
May 31, 2017
In the ongoing battle between New York City and San Francisco to enact the nation’s costliest labor laws, the Big Apple may have just pulled into the lead.
Yesterday, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a package of laws that increases the cost of employment and makes running a retail or fast food franchise more difficult.
Here is a quick rundown of the new requirements on employers:
- Require predictable schedules: “require fast-food employers to offer workers their work schedule at least 14 days in advance, and pay a premium for last-minute shift changes”
- Prohibit “Clopenings”: “prohibit fast-food employers from scheduling consecutive shifts involving both...