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12/18/15

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) last week took a significant step forward toward completing its long-awaited “persuader rule” according to a report by Bloomberg BNA.*  The Department formally submitted its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, which is required before the rule can be finalized...  

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12/11/15

A common, albeit overused, adage that businesses hate uncertainty exists for a reason, and it seems that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) might be learning why the hard way.   In a recent interview with Politico Pro,* the NLRB’s General Counsel, Richard Griffin, fretted about the uncertainty being caused by appropriations riders that Congress is considering to reign in his rouge agency.  One rider in question would disallow the agency’s enforcement of its new joint employer standard, which, to say the least, has unleashed incredible uncertainty in the business community...  

4 months 3 weeks ago
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12/11/15

Aficionados of vintage music doubtlessly remember Richie Valens’ famous 1958 rendition of “La Bamba,” whose Spanish lyrics include the following stanza: “Yo no soy marinero/Yo no soy marinero/Soy capitán/Soy capitán/Soy capitán.”  Translated to English, the lyrics essentially say “I am not a sailor. I am a captain,” noting the distinction between the two that is well-understood by anyone who has ever been on a ship.  Apparently, this does not include the activists at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)... 

4 months 3 weeks ago
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12/4/15

After several years of orchestrating raucous protests on the nation’s busiest shopping day—Black Friday—organized labor’s campaign against Walmart hit something of a soft patch in 2015. Protestors were few in number, and seemed to generate little attention, as revealed in a report by the The Huffington Post...

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The Workforce Freedom Initiative this week released a new report detailing the NLRB's hostility to employee handbook policies...

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11/11/15

When it comes to helping their friends in organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has plenty of tools at its disposal, including some pretty nitpicky policies.  One business found that out the hard way when an NLRB regional director ruled against it for allegedly failing to turn over required information to a union during an organizing campaign...

5 months 3 weeks ago
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11/11/2015

In the wake of the November 10 fast food protests, it’s worth revisiting an article from last month that takes an unusual approach to the minimum wage issue.  It’s written by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and illustrates a surprising strain of elitism among advocates of the Fight for $15 movement...

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