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Congress Weighs Repeal of NLRB Ambush Election Rule

By Sean P. Redmond 3/3/15

Congress is considering resolutions under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to repeal the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush election” rule.  Both the House and the Senate this week have introduced measures to reverse the Board’s regulatory meddling.  

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On, Wisconsin! Right-to-Work in the Badger State

By Sean P. Redmond 2/25/15

Wisconsin's legislature is considering a right-to-work bill that would make the Badger State the 25th state to adopt such legislation if it passes.  Leaders of the Wisconsin Senate and State Assembly have declared they have the votes to do just that, and late last week, Gov. Scott Walker announced that he would sign the measure when it is presented to him.  

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Senate Scrutinizes NLRB Ambush Election Rule

By Sean P. Redmond 2/11/15

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a hearing February 11 to examine the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “ambush election” final rule.  The Committee heard testimony from a panel of labor experts who explained the enormous implications of the Board’s rule. 

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USCC submits testimony to Senate HELP Cmte on NLRB's Ambush Election Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is strongly opposed to the National Labor Relations Board's ambush election rule, which will be effective on April 14, 2015. The new rule will stack the deck against employers while depriving employees of information they need to make a rational choice regarding ...

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Senate HELP Committee Adds Scrutiny to Joint Employer Issue

By Sean P. Redmond 2/10/15

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) on February 5 held a hearing to examine the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) effort to vastly expand its “joint employer” standard.  The committee heard testimony about the dubious legal reasoning and damaging effects of what appears to be the Board’s impending policy.  Read the U.S. Chamber's submitted testimony attached below.