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President Supports NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

It comes as no surprise that, today, the President vetoed Congress’ disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “Ambush”Read the Rest...

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed a congressional measure blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections. Republicans and business groups opposed the rule, arguing that it would limit the ability of businesses to prepare for union elections.

NLRB to weigh in on high-stakes McDonald’s labor dispute

By Tim Devaney, The Hill A high-stakes legal dispute pitting McDonald’s Corp. against labor unions is set to enter a crucial phase this week, when the National Labor Relations Board takes up consideration of a case with major implications for franchise businesses.

Obama’s NLRB Conducts Training On Ambush Elections. Here’s the PowerPoint Presentation… As President Obama’s union attorrneys controlling the National Labor Relations Board push through their so-called “ambush election rules”—which take effect April 14th—the NLRB is conducting ‘practitioner’ training at NLRB offices and other locations (including a union office) across the country.

Corporate astroturf king lurks behind business lobby's anti-worker campaign

Rick Berman The king of the astroturf corporate front group is playing a key role in a recent outrage campaign against the National Labor Relations Board's decision that, since McDonald's controls how its franchisees run their businesses...Show More Summary

NLRB to help illegal workers secure visas

All by way of the higher goal of nailing more employers [Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner; more on the National Labor Relations Board] Tags: immigration law, National Labor Relations Board NLRB to help illegal workers secure visas is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

House Subcommittee Raises Questions on New Union Election Rules

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, On Tuesday two National Labor Relations Board officials, Chairman Mark Pearce and General Counsel Richard Griffin, appeared before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Congress Introduces Bill to Combat NLRB Overreach

Last week, Congress introduced a bill that would restore decades-old National Labor Relations Board precedent by overturning a decision that inappropriately eased union organizing drives.

New Bills Address Micro Units, Whistleblowing, Comp Time

Mondaq Labor and employment-related bills are once again becoming popular at the federal level. With less than a month before the April 14 effective date of the National Labor Relations Board's "ambush" election rule, and the same day...Show More Summary

NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance to Employers on ‘Chilling Effects’ of Personnel Policies Under National Labor Relations Act

The National Law Review In its bid to make the National Labor Relations Act more relevant, especially to unrepresented employees who comprise a large majority of the nation’s workforce, the National Labor Relations Board is aggressively policing employee handbooks and other employer policies that it believes “chill” employee rights under the NLRA.

This week in the war on workers: Judge tells T-Mobile to stop breaking labor laws

T-Mobile has been breaking the law, as a matter of corporate policy, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Christine Dibble wasn't hearing complaints of abuses against individual workers—because...Show More Summary

NLRB General Counsel Issues Comprehensive Report on Handbook Rules

The National Law Review Yesterday, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Richard F. Griffin, issued a report addressing the legality of employer handbook policies under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

Republicans target NLRB in attempt to roll back ‘micro-unions’

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced legislation Thursday that would reverse a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces labor laws, that allows for so-called micro-unions.

T-Mobile Guilty of Violating Labor Law Workers’ Rights, NLRB Judge Rules

A judge at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday found T-Mobile U.S. guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations against workers. The unprecedented ruling comes after a rare move last year by the NLRB consolidating multiple complaints against T-Mobile U.S. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Illegally Restricted Employees’ Right To Discuss Workplace Issues, Join Unions

A long-standing dispute between T-Mobile and an communication workers union came to an end Wednesday, with the wireless company on the losing side. CNET reports that an administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled...Show More Summary

House votes to prohibit rule speeding up workplace union organizing elections

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner The House voted 233-181 Thursday morning to prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a new rule that would speed up the scheduling of union workplace organizing elections, often called the "quickie election rule".

Make No Mistake: Ambush Election Regulations Provide Union with Unfair Advantage

The National Law Review On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) published a Final Rule that would dramatically change the landscape of workplace elections for union representation.

How we know marijuana industry is maturing: unfair labor practice complaints

This week the National Labor Relations Board took up an unfair labor practices complaint filed by marijuana workers in New Jersey. 

NLRB High On Marijuana Labor Relations

By Hilary Bricken, Above the Law Today, the National Labor Relations Board will be hearing marijuana workers’ allegations against their New Jersey medical marijuana dispensary employer for retaliation, union-busting, and unfair working conditions. This will be the second time the NLRB has entertained hearing a marijuana workers case.

Obama Likely to Veto Resolution to Overturn NLRB Rule

By Melanie Trottman and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal The House this week is expected to pass a GOP-led resolution to overturn a National Labor Relations Board rule that would streamline union-organizing elections, setting up what is likely to be the fourth veto by President Barack Obama since he took office.

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