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Category Archive: NLRB

  • Joint-Employer Rule Makes Headway at the NLRB

    Posted on Dec 04, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The battle to overturn an Obama-era labor rule is still underway. Luckily, it looks like the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) might have overcome their final obstacle. The Board was initially able to reinstate the definition of joint-employer status through a decision they handed down in 2017. However, the Inspector General determined that their decision couldn’t stand. The reasoning? […]

  • Another Obama-Era Roll Back at the NLRB

    Posted on Sep 20, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    In yet another effort to roll back Obama-era labor policy, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed a joint-employer rule that would undo the Board’s 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris. The proposed rule would reinstate 30 years of precedent that required “direct” and “immediate” control over employees’ working conditions to qualify for joint-employer status. The […]

  • Elizabeth Warren Conveniently Ignores Her Own NLRB Standard

    Posted on May 22, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    As we’ve written before, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is determined to undermine President Trump’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). For example, Sen. Warren has pressured NLRB nominee William Emmanuel, a former labor lawyer for Littler Mendelson, to recuse himself from any case involving class action lawsuits. Her claim is that Emmanuel’s involvement raises conflict […]

  • Union Lawyer David Rosenfeld Reveals His True Motives

    Posted on Apr 23, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    For months, we’ve suspected that union attorney David Rosenfeld is not truly interested in “conflict of interest” at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He’s just opposed to any rulings that are not overwhelmingly pro-union. Well, our suspicions were recently confirmed. A partner at the pro-union law firm Weinberg, Roger, & Rosenfeld and longtime Elizabeth Warren […]

  • Union Lawyer’s Skeletons EXPOSED

    Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    We wrote recently about the hypocrisy of Democrats’ attacks on President Trump’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nominees. It’s not just politicians leading the charge. David Rosenfeld, a partner at the pro-union law firm Weinberg, Roger, & Rosenfeld, has allied himself with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in these attacks. But as it turns out, Rosenfeld isn’t so […]

  • Hypocrisy Alert! Democrats Attack NLRB Nominee

    Posted on Aug 02, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    One of the hottest issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) right now involves class action lawsuits. In the 2012 D.R. Horton case, the NLRB ruled that employers may not mandate arbitration agreements barring employees from joining together in employment-related class action lawsuits against the employer. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has since refused to throw its weight behind the NLRB […]

  • SEIU Faces Largest Decertification Vote in History

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    A group of Minnesota home health care workers have embarked on a campaign to decertify the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota that currently represents them. Launching their decertification effort on Monday, they seek to extricate roughly 27,000 home health care professionals across the state from the SEIU. If successful, it would be the largest decertification vote in history. […]

  • NLRB Allegedly Downplays Pro-Union Threats

    Posted on May 25, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    As we’ve explained before, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sounds like an impartial observer; but it’s really an unelected body of pro-union bureaucrats. And the NLRB doesn’t hide its true colors. This particular story takes us back to 2013, when nursing aides at Pennsylvania nursing company ManorCare of Kingston voted (very narrowly) to unionize the workplace. Shortly after […]