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Labor board overreach

By Richard Berman, The Wall Street Journal Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), stacked with Democratic appointees loyal to Big Labor, enacted new procedures to govern unionization elections.

Defund the Partisan NLRB

One of the primary objectives of the National Labor Relations Act is to remedy the perceived "inequality of bargaining power" between employees and employers. However, the National Labor Relations Board, which enforces the NLRA, has tilted the playing field too far in favor of labor unions by bestowing upon them greater bargaining power than employees or employers.

GOP lawmaker proposes defunding NLRB

The Hill Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation to do away with funding for the National Labor Relations Board.

Election Rule Challenges Face Headwinds; Court Questions Early Lawsuits, Alternatives

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA Business groups are aggressively challenging the National Labor Relations Board's amended representation case regulations, but a federal judge's early comments at a May 15 hearing suggested she has not yet been persuaded to resolve the objections to the agency's rulemaking action.

NLRB memo: Freshii not a joint employer with franchisee

Nation's Restaurant News The National Labor Relations Board has issued an advice memorandum stating that franchisor Freshii is not liable as a “joint employer” for the alleged unfair labor practices of a Chicago franchise operator.

NLRB Reaffirms Kellogg Lockout Was Illegal; Orders Workers to Be Made Whole

The five-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C., reaffirmed that the Kellogg Co. illegally locked out more than 220 members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 252G at the company’s Memphis, Tenn., cereal plant from Oct. Show More Summary

NLRB wields a sledge hammer against franchising

By Michael Joblove, Miami Herald The National Labor Relations Board is wielding a sledge hammer against franchising in its attempt to designate McDonald’s as a joint employer of its franchisees’ employees. The NLRB’s actions threaten to upend the traditional franchise business model that small business owners in America have counted on for 150 years.

Congress Tables Ambush Election Resolution of Disapproval

The Competitive Enterprise Institute planned on scoring the Senate’s veto override vote on S.J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rule. Unfortunately, the Senate voted 96-3 to table the measure in order to focus on other business.

A One-Minute Primer On All That’s Wrong With The NLRB’s Ambush Election Rules

It has been nearly one month since the union lawyers inside President Obama's National Labor Relations Board foisted their so-called ambush elections on America's union-free workplaces. Despite the fact that unions were already winning nearly 70% of the NLRB elections, the NLRB's "ambush election rules" went into effect on April 14th. Show More Summary

The Obama administration’s anti-worker, anti-business agenda

By Heather Greenaway, The Hill At a time of economic uncertainty, the Obama administration continues to endorse and even promote anti-business practices. In April, a new rule by the National Labor Relations (NLRB) board came online that would significantly tighten the amount of time required to hold union elections.

Senate sustains Obama veto of bill gutting union rules

Proponents of the new National Labor Relations Board rules say they are modest reforms that would simplify and streamline union elections, limiting the ability of companies to drag out the certification process and buy time to fight the union. [...]Show More Summary

The Ambush-Specialty Ambush

If anyone had a question about how the National Labor Relations Board decision on Specialty Healthcare and the recent implementationRead the Rest...

Inside the Case That Could Hold McDonald’s Responsible for Union-busting

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) complaint for unfair labor practices against the McDonald’s corporation inched forward in a Manhattan courtroom last month. Lawyers representing the company, its franchisees, the Service Employees...Show More Summary

Obama’s Labor Board Had To Warn Officers Not To Use Data To “Harass” or “Rob” Employees

By Joseph Perticone, IJR Review The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) doesn’t want its regional directors and officers using voter list to “rob” or “harass” employees, according to a recent memo.

The SEIU wants to help the owners of your local Arby’s and Wendy’s to organize, too

From the outside, it would appear that labor unions are at war with the franchise industry: They're waging nationwide protests in front of McDonalds and Burger King. They've filed hundreds of complaints with the National Labor Relations Board, and are pushing to get the big companies designated as "joint employers" with their franchises. But there may actually be a […]

Labor board calls meeting with El Super grocery stores over union allegations

By Lauren Williams, The Orange County Register An order this week by the National Labor Relations Board endorsed a labor union’s allegations the El Super grocery chain broke the law by questioning its employees about their union involvement and refusing to negotiate a new contract.

Key Vote Alert: “YES” on Overriding the Veto of S. J. Res. 8

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) will score the Senate’s veto override vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. Show More Summary

El Super grocery chain accused of 'coercing' workers

El Super supermarket chain is facing a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board accusing the grocer of preventing its workers from advocating for their rights and refusing to bargain with unions.

The Devil Is in the Details

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies to most employers whether or not a union exists within the company. Protected concerted activity is not only related to union activity. Employees are allowed to complain about work conditions. Show More Summary

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