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/ D.C. Circuit Overturns NLRB ‘Inmate' T-Shirt Decision

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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 right to wear T-shirts referring to themselves as inmates or prisoners when they made service calls at homes and businesses.

/ 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 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

/ 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. 

/ Machinists’ Union Seeks Election at North Charleston Boeing Plant

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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.  

/ Union Membership Dips in 2014

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By Sean P. Redmond 1/27/15

/ U.S. Chamber Challenges NLRB Ambush Election Rule

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By Sean P. Redmond 1/6/15

A coalition of trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, yesterday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “ambush election” rule.