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  • Philadelphia NLRB Regional Director Suspended After Conflict-of-Interest Allegations

    Posted on Apr 06, 2016 by Team

    The National Labor Relations Board—the supposed “referee” interpreting and applying labor law—is hardly impartial, given its tradition of overturning precedent in order to pay favors to labor union bosses. But usually, appointees at least pretend to impartiality, resigning their positions with the SEIU, AFL-CIO, or the International Union of Operating Engineers (a local of which […]

  • Union Election Analysis Shows Evidence of NLRB Thumb on Scale

    Posted on Mar 15, 2016 by Team

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), stocked with appointees loyal to Big Labor, has made a series of rulings and procedural changes that have eased the ability of union organizers to win unionization elections over the past few years. Bloomberg BNA conducted an analysis of union elections from 2015, and found that the board’s favors […]

  • Labor Board Breaks Labor Law

    Posted on Feb 29, 2016 by Team

    For the past seven years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—stocked with rubber stamps for Big Labor—has run roughshod over employee rights and private companies in their dealings with labor unions. To pick just the most egregious example, the recent “ambush election” rule included a provision requiring that employees’ personal contact information be given to […]

  • Racial Slurs by Union Picketers A-OK, NLRB Judge Says

    Posted on Jun 10, 2015 by Team

    If a normal person stood outside his or her workplace and shouted racist epithets at coworkers and passersby, that person would be fired. But an Administrative Law Judge with the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that normal rules of civilized conduct don’t apply while on union business, ordering Anthony Runion, a United Steelworkers picketer […]

  • Machinists’ Union Troubles Prove Need for Secret Ballot Votes

    Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Team

    The International Association of Machinists (IAM) has had a lousy month. Two major organizing campaigns by the 569,000-member union have hit serious stumbling blocks, and the manner of flop demonstrates the need for the Employee Rights Act’s federal protection of secret ballot votes on whether to form a union. First, the IAM’s effort to organize […]

  • NLRB Delivers Freshly Wrapped Gift to Trumka

    Posted on Dec 16, 2014 by Team

    Around Washington, there’s a long-running rueful acceptance of the “Friday news dump” — the practice of releasing politically problematic information or decisions on Friday to avoid news coverage. And the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) pulled off one heck of a news dump last Friday, dropping its highly controversial “quickie elections” rule. The rule was […]

  • Judge Calls Out NLRB Pro-Union Partisanship

    Posted on Sep 02, 2014 by Team

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—the federal agency set up to referee and investigate disputes between employers and labor unions—has taken a severe turn from neutral arbiter to pro-union advocate under President Obama. It’s so bad that a federal judge recently took notice, writing in a ruling that a recent NLRB document request “arguably moves […]

  • Union Hack Does Union Bidding at NLRB

    Posted on Jul 31, 2014 by Team

    Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel’s office gave a boost to the SEIU’s $15 million-plus effort to unionize the fast food industry by backing SEIU’s outrageous legal theory on franchisees. On the one hand, it shouldn’t be surprising: General Counsel Richard Griffin is the controversial former general counsel of the International Union of […]