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Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta to Labor Department, First Hispanic in Trump Cabinet

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated as labor secretary by Trump in mid-February.

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Trump’s secretary of Labor

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Acosta has been a federal prosecutor, a civil rights chief at the Justice Department and a member of the National Labor Relations Board.        

US Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department. Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated in mid-February by President Donald Trump to be labor...

The Latest: Senate confirms Acosta as Trump's man at labor

The Senate has confirmed law school dean Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. Acosta has been a federal prosecutor, a civil rights chief at the Justice Department and a member of the National Labor Relations Board. The fast food CEO acknowledged having hired a housekeeper not authorized to work in the U.S. and belatedly paying the related taxes.

Court Sends NLRB Back to Deal With Automatic Deductions for Dues

In what the dissent called a "hot potato," a divided appeals court said the National Labor Relations Board erred in rejecting the claims of grocery workers who had cancelled automatic deductions for their dues. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded the case back......

BOOM! Supreme Court Just Made SHOCKING Ruling Against Barack Obama!

Hoo boy… the Supreme Court just ruled against Barack Obama’s unconstitutional appointment of National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Lafe Solomon after the Senate refused to vote on his nomination.

How Strawberries and The Clash Helped Save Separation of Powers

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in the case of National Labor Relations Board v. SW General that an “acting” officer cannot simultaneously stand as a nominee to hold that office permanently, regardless of how the acting officer was appointed. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court Puts New Restrictions on Trump's Presidential Appointment Powers

The case involved an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board by then-President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court reins in president’s appointment powers

last monthNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday put new restrictions on presidential powers, limiting a president’s authority to staff certain top government posts in a case involving an appointment to the National Labor Relations Board. The court decided 6-2 to uphold a lower court’s ruling that...

High court limits president's power to fill temporary posts

The Supreme Court says a former top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board served in violation of a federal law governing temporary appointments. The 6-2 ruling on Tuesday limits … Click to Continue »

Labor board blocks union election at Planet Waste carting plant

last monthNews : NY Daily News

The National Labor Relations Board blocked an election at a Queens carting plant that’s been the subject of two unions' battle.

Graduate workers at Columbia get OK to join union

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Graduate workers at Columbia got a win from the National Labor Relations Board in Brooklyn, which upheld their recent vote to join a union.

Graduate students vote to unionize at Yale University

Graduate students from a half dozen departments at Yale University have voted to form unions. Elections were administered Thursday by the National Labor Relations Board for graduate students in nine … Click to Continue »

Trump's new labor nominee did some shady stuff as a George W. Bush appointee

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump’s new pick for labor secretary, is a much more traditional choice than the failed nomination of fast food CEO Andy Puzder. Acosta has government experience, including at the National Labor Relations Board...Show More Summary

Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration

In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against delivery service Postmates which challenged the legality of the company’s mandatory arbitration agreement between it and its contractors. In Postmates’ fleetShow More Summary

Senate hearing ahead, labor nominee has been there before

Acosta, who would be the first Hispanic member of Trump's Cabinet, has won confirmation to the National Labor Relations Board, as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and as U.S. attorney in Miami. Almost immediately,...Show More Summary

Trump's New Pick for Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta

The Bush administration veteran, who served on the National Labor Relations Board and the Justice Department, is a conservative choice who would give the Trump cabinet its first Hispanic member.

Trump to name ex-labor board member Acosta as labor secretary

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump will nominate former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, an administration official said on Thursday, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew. Trump is scheduled to announce his pick on Thursday at a...

Trump to announce new labor secretary pick

Alexander Acosta, former National Labor Relations Board member, replaces Andrew Puzder, an official says.

REPORT: Shortlist for Puzder replacements: “Potential candidates, according to a White House offic…

REPORT: Shortlist for Puzder replacements: “Potential candidates, according to a White House official, are former National Labor Relations Board members Peter Kirsanow and R. Alexander Acosta; Joseph Guzman, an assistant professor at Michigan State University; and Catherine Templeton, former head of the South Carolina labor department.”

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