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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 […]

  • Labor-Friendly NLRB Revisits Rule Blocked by Federal Court

    Posted on Apr 16, 2014 by Team

    On December 21, 2011, the NLRB announced a change in NLRB election procedures, moving bargaining unit disputes to after unionization elections instead of before them. In practice, this “quickie elections” rule would give employees less time to learn about the drawbacks that come with unionization. Not surprisingly, unions win a higher percentage of elections when employees have less time to become informed about unionization, giving them incentive […]

  • Feds Continue Labor Favors

    Posted on Feb 07, 2014 by Team

    This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) — now legally constituted and still very union-friendly — reaffirmed its “quickie elections” rule. The original rule was thrown out by the D.C. Circuit Court because the Board lacked a proper quorum to make rules. After the Senate confirmed a full slate of members to the NLRB […]

  • The Government Shutdown’s Silver Lining?

    Posted on Oct 02, 2013 by Team

    We frequently joke that the best National Labor Relations Board would be no National Labor Relations Board at all. Well, due to the government shutdown, all but 11 out of the NLRB’s 1,611 employees have been furloughed and told to go home. Color us skeptical that this development will cause an end to labor relations. Since such […]

  • NLRB Poster Rule Ripped Down by 4th Circuit Court

    Posted on Jun 20, 2013 by Team

    Last Friday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) pro-unionization poster requirement, once again showcasing the NLRB’s tendency to act as a partial referee, rule-maker, and coach in disputes between business and labor. The Fourth Circuit’s decision followed the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling last month that also invalidated […]

  • D.C. Circuit Rebukes NLRB Activism, Again

    Posted on May 08, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    One of the Obama National Labor Relations Board’s payoffs to Big Labor bosses was a rule requiring that employers provide notice to employees of their rights to unionize. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that that requirement violated the National Labor Relations Act and the First Amendment, and struck it down. The posters […]

  • NLRB Heads Straight to SCOTUS to Pop Noel Canning

    Posted on Mar 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    After President Barack Obama illegally declared that three National Labor Relations Board nominees were “recess appointed” while the Senate was not in recess, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia voided the appointments in a decision called Noel Canning. Rather than appealing to the full D.C. Circuit, the NLRB (with the Obama administration’s […]

  • Should the NLRB Be Abolished?

    Posted on Mar 07, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    A spate of recent, precedent-smashing pro-union rulings by the illegally constituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has led many to question the Board’s impartiality. The latest to join in is former NLRB Chairman Peter Schaumber, who writes in Congressional Quarterly that “The board’s hyperpartisanship has hollowed out its legitimacy.” Schaumber’s remedy for the NLRB’s woes? […]