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/ NLRB: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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By Sean P. Redmond 5/14/15

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years has become well-known for its bizarro world campaign against employee handbook provisions, and a recent case highlights the extent to which the Board seems determined to hold employers’ feet to the fire when it comes to this issue.

/ NLRB Takes on Right-to-Work

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By Sean P. Redmond  4/29/15

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent invitation to the public to file briefs in a case dealing with so-called ‘fair share fees’ seems to indicate the Board intends to overturn yet another longstanding precedent for the benefit of organized labor.  At issue in the present case are fair share fees in states with right-to-work laws.

/ NLRB’s Nastiness Doctrine

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By Sean P. Redmond  4/27/15

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has developed a reputation of being rather biased toward unions, as its decisions regarding workplace policies seem mostly designed to hamstring employers.  A recent decision holding that an employee’s profanity-laced Facebook tirade was protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) illustrates yet another example of this phenomenon. 

/ IAM’s Missed Approach

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By Sean P. Redmond  4/22/15

In another twist of an ongoing saga, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) abruptly withdrew its petition for a representation election at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, plant late last week.  The vote had been scheduled to take place today. 

/ Fast Food Street Theater Returns

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By Sean P. Redmond 4/15/15

 

/ NLRB Releases Ambush Election Slides

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NLRB Releases Ambush Election Slides

By Ted Phlegar  4/13/2015

The National Labor Relations Board has released its training power point on the Ambush Election rule, which is set to go into effect on April 14th. The slides can be found here:  (http://1.usa.gov/1y8FVMm)

/ NLRB’s Handbook Hamstringing

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By Sean P. Redmond 4/13/15

/ President Vetoes Ambush Election Resolution

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By Sean P. Redmond 3/31/15

/ Yet Another Protest With No Employees

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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. 

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

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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.