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  • Obama’s Latest Payback To Labor May Come In Cash

    Posted on Feb 19, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Labor payback can come in many forms. First, President Obama tried to pass the inappropriately named Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) that would eliminate basic rights of union members at the behest of union officials. More recently, the D.C. Circuit made it clear that Obama’s recess appointments were unconstitutional. His appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), even back in 2010, […]

  • If At First You Don’t Succeed…

    Posted on Feb 13, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    President Obama has re-nominated two members that he had previously, and unconstitutionally, appointed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January  2012. Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, first nominated in late December 2011, were never properly vetted by the Senate and were “recess” appointed while the Senate was still in session. The D.C. Circuit Court of […]

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    SEIU Healthcare Michigan Hit With ULP The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now unanimously pro-union, found that SEIU Healthcare Michigan violated the rights of one of its own employees by not handing over files it is required to share. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the SEIU must post a notice that it was found to have […]

  • News Roundup: 2-12-13

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    Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Bring up right to work The paper’s editors come out in favor of the National Right to Work Legislation proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Nation: Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats Despite an NLRB settlement order, it appears that the UFCW is participating in […]

  • NY Times Editors’ Impossible Demands: A More Pro-Union Obama

    Posted on Feb 05, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, we found that even a clearly pro-union acting secretary at the Department of Labor (DOL) wasn’t enough to make some members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) happy. Today, in the alternate universe where the New York Times editors reside, President Obama, too, has not been pro-union enough. The editors write: What has been missing for years is a […]

  • Guest Post: Key NLRB Cases Affected by Noel Canning v. NLRB

    Posted on Feb 01, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    By John Raudabaugh, Former NLRB Board Member The Noel Canning decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has the potential for far-reaching consequences in many areas of the law. The balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches have been recalibrated based on the court’s opinion that President Obama’s recess appointments to the […]

  • NLRB Gives “Alt-Labor” A Free Pass with Wal-Mart Decision

    Posted on Jan 31, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) must have carefully read Josh Eidelson’s article on “Alt-Labor” to learn that if it wants to help save unions, it needs to help out “worker centers.” The NLRB issued a news release today explaining its decision to hold in abeyance Wal-Mart’s charge that the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) committed an unfair […]

  • Obama Risked Executive Power To Give Labor Its Payback

    Posted on Jan 29, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    In President Obama’s recently extended quest to duly reward organized labor for helping him take the White House, he took a serious risk. When he couldn’t deliver “card check” with EFCA, Obama opted to illegally appoint three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The risk that Obama took was not only that his picks would be thrown out, but that the President’s recess appointment power would […]