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  • NLRB Threatens Joint Employer Standard

    Posted on Sep 08, 2022 by Team

    This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released its plan to expand the definition of “joint employer” which could have a harmful impact on both employers and employees. The proposed rule would eliminate the current joint employment standard that was issued in 2020. This joint employer standard holds franchisees primarily responsible for addressing worker […]

  • Worker Freedom is Under Attack

    Posted on Aug 24, 2022 by Team

    Last week was National Employee Freedom Week — a time dedicated to empowering workers and informing them of their choices when it comes to union membership. Unfortunately, employee choice is under threat by Congress and the Biden Administration. As Vincent Vernuccio and Charlyce Bozzello highlight in a recent opinion piece in the Washington Examiner, President […]

  • New Report Details Concerning Labor Movement Trends

    Posted on Mar 02, 2022 by Team

    A new report from the Institute for the American Worker (I4AW) details the ways in which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers, and union executives are changing the workplace without much input from the workers themselves. The NLRB is the enforcement body established under the National Labor Relations Act. The board consists of five […]

  • Biden Admin Wastes No Time Capitulating to Union Interests

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Team

    Yesterday, Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. He wasted no time capitulating to some of his biggest supporters — labor unions. After taking office, President Biden immediately threatened to fire National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb. In an unprecedented move, Robb was given the […]

  • NLRB Asked to Take Action Against UFCW Scheme Forcing Union Membership

    Posted on Mar 20, 2020 by Team

    National labor unions are profiting off of the expanding recreational and medicinal cannabis industry, and the most egregious offender is the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). This week, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to put a stop to this scheme.  According to the […]

  • Sensible Labor Reform: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

    Posted on Dec 17, 2019 by Team

    Just in time for the holidays, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has delivered several rulings that should inspire Christmas cheer at workplaces across the country. Below are just a few examples: For starters, the NLRB has moved to accept a settlement to resolve “dozens of cases” brought against McDonald’s Corp. Pending approval by a […]

  • Joint-Employer Rule Makes Headway at the NLRB

    Posted on Dec 04, 2018 by 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 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 […]