Mar 24, 2015 - 5:45pm

NLRB Will Hold Ambush Election Training at Labor Union Offices


Senior Editor, Digital Content

Location, Location, Location. It’s the name of the game in real estate and apparently in how the administration helps its labor union allies.

If there was any doubt as to where the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) allegiances are these days, look where they are holding its training on ambush election regulation on Thursday in New York City: The offices of the SEIU, one of the big labor unions who will take full advantage of the new regulations.

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue wrote yesterday about the chummy relationship between the NLRB and labor unions that includes ambush elections that deprive “employers of their right to communicate with their employees about the impacts of unionizing” as well as the NLRB’s attempt to rewrite the joint-employer standard and upend the franchising industry.

That the NLRB is holding its training sessions at SEIU’s office is further indication of this close relationship, as well as validation that the true purpose of the ambush regulation is intended to bolster sagging union membership rolls.

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Sean Hackbarth
Senior Editor, Digital Content

Sean writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for free enterprise to succeed, he raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state) and religiously follows the Green Bay Packers.