October 9, 2018
Deregulation is a topline goal of the current administration. Leading the pack in terms of costs savings from reducing red tape is the Department of Labor, according to recent report from the American Action Forum, with $417.2 million.
September 25, 2018
On September 17, Sen. Warren sent a letter to the NLRB warning that it must “fully comply with federal ethics regulations during reconsideration” of whether employees may use an employer’s email system for union organizing purposes. Her letter calls for the recusal of Republican Board member William Emanuel in the case Rio All-Suites Hotel. But Sen. Warren’s analysis of the ethics standard shows either a misunderstanding of the rules or is an attempt to obstruct the NLRB from taking legitimate action.
September 19, 2018
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel’s office issued a directive that provides clarification for when field offices should pursue charges “against unions for ‘negligent’ behavior such as losing an employees’ complaint or not returning phone calls when the worker has questions,” according to a document obtained by Bloomberg Law.
September 18, 2018
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is attempting to undermine another case before the National Labor Relations Board. In a transparent political stunt, the senator is pushing an ethics complaint as a means to block the board from administering the National Labor Relations Act.
September 17, 2018
A political campaign to obstruct the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from properly administering the National Labor Relations Act is in full swing. Democrats and their union allies have used invented ethics standards in attempts to force Republican board members to recuse themselves from participating in cases.
August 29, 2018
Late last night, the White House cut a deal with Senate Democrats to renominate Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board, according to Law 360. As Bloomberg BNA reported earlier in the week, the deal “would give Pearce a third term in exchange for Democrats agreeing to waive waiting periods and confirm certain pending nominations.”
August 28, 2018
In a lengthy decision, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia effectively struck down a package of executive orders issued by President Trump that sought to ensure the efficient administration of public business. All that remains of the orders are broad policy statements that do not hold the force of law or provisions not challenged by labor unions. It is a near certainty that the Department of Justice will appeal this decision.
August 22, 2018
Since Republicans reclaimed the majority at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Democrats and unions have been conducting an obstruction campaign against the Board by lobbing baseless ethics complaints and calling for Republican members to recuse themselves from cases. This is a transparent attempt by Democrats to block the agency from restoring longstanding precedent that was upended during the Obama administration. The goal is to run out the clock until the next presidential election. The most recent example of obstruction involves a settlement agreement between McDonald’s and the NLRB.
August 20, 2018
Every worker should be able to decide whether union membership is right for them. And workers who do not want union representation should be able to negotiate directly with their employer. These principles are celebrated every year during National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), which runs from August 19-25. During this week, over 100 organizations promote pro-worker freedom reforms and educate workers on their rights.
August 16, 2018
Since a Republican majority was installed at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), labor unions and Democrats in Congress have lobbed baseless conflict of interest claims at members of the Board. This is a transparent effort to block the NLRB from issuing decisions that overturn Obama-era policies.