Sean P. Redmond

Sean P. Redmond
Executive Director, Labor Policy

Sean P. Redmond is Executive Director, Labor Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

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The NLRB’s “Remedies”

With a new Democratic majority in place, observers of labor policy generally expect the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to adopt an aggressive stance when it comes to enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). For employers that the Board deems to have violated that law, one element of that stance will likely include remedial orders that include dubious requirements, such as mandating access to the employer’s property or requiring the employer to read aloud a Board notice. 

House Budget Proposals Include Labor & Employment Policies

The week of September 6, House committees began releasing text covering their respective issue areas under the budget reconciliation process. In particular, proposals emerged from the House Ways and Means and the House Education and Labor Committees.  Observers of labor policy believe these proposals have, to at least some degree, undergone a “preconference” process with the corresponding Senate committees.

Activist Judge Rules Against Prop 22

In a decision that strains credulity, an Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on August 20 issued a ruling that declared unconstitutional and unenforceable that state’s Proposition 22, a ballot initiative that voters passed into law decisively in the November 2020 election.

Back to the Future at the NLRB

After approximately four years with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 27 added a new member, David Prouty, whose addition to the Board changed control of it to a 3-2 Democratic majority. 

The NLRB’s Amazon Antics

Back in June, this blog discussed a seemingly innocuous remark by the then-acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, as he discussed the representation election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, facility during an interview with Bloomberg News.

The NLRB's New Sheriff

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a new sheriff, so to speak, in the person of Jennifer Abruzzo, who was confirmed as the agency’s General Counsel in July, and while her confirmation is only a few weeks old, she is making it clear she that she has her own agenda.   

NLRB Nominees Confirmed

The United States Senate on July 28 confirmed President Biden’s two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty. Their confirmation ultimately will restore a 3-2 Democratic majority to the NLRB after approximately four years of Republican control.

The Hill: Labor's Legislative Overreach

Originally published in The HIll, July 20, 2021

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) this week plans to hold a hearing on a piece of legislation that, while little known outside the beltway, would have a dramatic and negative impact on workers, employers, and the economy. It would upend over 85 years of labor law and seriously damage the recovery currently underway.

PRO Act Poll Reveals Bill’s Unpopularity

As this blog has observed on more than a few occasions, labor leaders and their allies in Congress have developed a bill that would fundamentally rewrite American labor law to tilt the field in favor of unions, which are desperate to reverse a sixty-five year decline in membership.

White House Announces Emmanuel’s Replacement at NLRB

The Biden administration on June 22 announced that David Prouty would be nominated to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to fill the seat of outgoing Member William Emmanuel, whose term ends in August.