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By Sean P. Redmond  7/30/15

Like it or not, the 2016 presidential campaign is well underway, and voters will have the opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of the various candidates.  As they do so, presumably they will consider the candidates’ various policy positions, including, perhaps, a new discussion of a bad old idea: card check...  

By Sean P. Redmond 7/22/15

The United States Supreme Court’s recently agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, in which the Court will review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues in the public sector...  

By Sean P. Redmond 7/15/15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) on July 10 reversed a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that had ruled service employees at AT&T had a had a right to wear T-shirts referring to themselves as inmates or prisoners when they made service calls at homes and businesses... 

By Sean P. Redmond 7/8/15 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision recently that has overturned yet another longstanding precedent, this time requiring witness statements in workplace investigations to be disclosed to a union. The decision reiterates that the Board’s acti...
By Sean P. Redmond 7/8/15 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on July 7 announced that it was suspending its invitation for briefs in the Buckeye Florida case, in which the Board was poised to reevaluate the legality of so-called “fair share” fees in right-to-work states. The ...

By Sean P. Redmond  7/1/15

Among the contentious issues in the world of labor, right-to-work laws are perhaps the most debated, as unions loathe them above almost anything else.  There is little question that right-to-work laws have a downward effect on unionization rates, but a recent report by NERA Economic Consulting also concludes that these laws have an overall positive economic impact as well... 

By Sean P. Redmond 6/30/15

After successfully completing a circuitous path in the legislature earlier this month, a Nevada law scheduled to take effect on July 1 establishes much-needed limitations on disruptive picketing at businesses in the Silver State.  The law, adopted as AB 258, was the last legislative action taken by the Nevada legislature in this year’s session, done with less than a minute to spare before adjournment.

By Sean P. Redmond  6/25/15

In 2003, a Democratic lawmaker described being the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives as “perpetual frustration,” and for good reason: unlike in the Senate, the minority in the House has little influence over the legislative agenda.  However, that does give lawmakers some free time to think about what to do if they return to power.