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The Undead Ambush Election Rule

By Sheryll Poe  4/9/14

Since efforts in previous Congresses to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) have failed, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working to enact similarly radical changes to America’s labor laws through the administrative process. One of NLRB’s most controversial actions— which promises to invade employee privacy and hamstring job creators—is its February 2014 proposal to impose ambush” elections on employers and employees.

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Labor Un-Exemption Bill Passes in Pennsylvania

By Sean P. Redmond  4/8/14

The Pennsylvania Senate yesterday passed a bill to do away with an egregious exemption to the state’s prohibition on stalking and harassment.  The exemption had allowed those involved in a “labor dispute” to engage in such threatening and otherwise illegal behavior.  Legislation to remove the labor exemption passed the Pennsylvania House last month with a vote of 115-74 (including 10 Democrats), and the Senate approved it with technical amendments by a unanimous vote.  The bill will go back to the House for concurrence and then on to Governor Tom Corbett, who reportedly will sign the measure...

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Michigan Right to Work Survives Early Court Challenge

By Sean P. Redmond  4/4/14

A federal district judge on March 31 upheld the validity of the key components of Michigan’s right-to-work law, which handed a significant victory to proponents of the statute.  While the ruling allowed five of the eight challenges to the law to proceed, among the three the judge dismissed were challenges to the core aspects of the statue, which means workers will be able to choose freely whether or not to join a union without worrying about losing their job...

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Inspector Labor

Sean P. Redmond 4/2/14

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) raised some eyebrows recently after a media report revealed that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been allowing union representatives to tag along on its inspections of non-union workplaces.  The revelation highlights a new twist in unions’ ongoing efforts to harass employers through the vehicle of government, a tactic they have employed increasingly to reverse labor’s 50+ year decline in membership...

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Third and Eight, Let's Negotiate!

By Sean P. Redmond  3/28/14

 This is an exciting time of year for college sports fans as March Madness brings high hopes for one’s favorite team and distant chances of winning a billion dollars with a perfectly guessed bracket.  But the real madness this year is coming not from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament bur rather from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which ruled this week that student athletes receiving scholarships could unionize. 

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