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President Vetoes Ambush Election Resolution

By Sean P. Redmond 3/31/15

President Obama Tuesday vetoed a resolution voicing congressional disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule.  Today’s move fulfills his administration’s promise of a veto shortly before the resolution passed the Senate at the beginning of March...


Yet Another Protest With No Employees

By Glenn Spencer 3/27/15

As a prelude to more widespread protests on April 15, a group of demonstrators gathered outside a Chicago Food 4 Less store last Saturday demanding $15 an hour and a union.  Eventually the group went inside the store to disturb shoppers until the Chicago police intervened and the protest wound down. 


The Art of Persuasion

By Glenn Spencer 3/26/15 Few outside the confines of its own political appointees would consider the current administration friendly to the business community. From aggressive rulemakings to “shaming” campaigns against employers to punitive fines, businesses of all stripes are sufferin...


Opportunity at Risk: The NLRB’s Joint-Employer Meddling

By Sean P. Redmond 3/20/15

The Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) today released a report, “Opportunity at Risk: A New Joint-Employer Standard and the Threat to Small Business.”  The report highlights the administration’s ongoing effort to redefine the concept of “joint-employment” relationships, which threatens to disrupt major sectors of the economy such as franchising and subcontracting.  


Machinists’ Union Seeks Election at North Charleston Boeing Plant

By Sean P. Redmond  3/16/15

The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) reportedly has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a representation election at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, production facility...