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 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. 

All You Need is One

Occasionally, a random comment can reveal a little bit more perhaps than the one who made it intended. That could be said of a recent statement by the acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Peter Sung Ohr, as he discussed the ongoing organizing campaign at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, facility. 

An Uber-Interesting Poll

As observers of labor policy know, unions and their allies have undertaken a concerted effort in recent years to undermine independent contracting, and that effort has led to misguided policies like California’s notorious legislation known as AB 5, the ramifications of which are still unfolding. 

T-Minus Never for the Form T-1

In a saga that has been in the making for nearly twenty years, the Biden administration last week realized yet another priority for organized labor when the Department of Labor announced it planned to rescind the Form T-1, an obscure financial report for trusts in which a labor union has an interest.  The May 27 announcement will stop (again) one of the signature financial disclosure reform efforts of former Secret

Union-Free Doesn’t Mean Worry-Free: Why Every Business Should Care about the PRO Act

For the last couple of years, this blog has written numerous times about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which is the wish list of onerous policies that labor unions and their allies hope to pass. Their objective is to hamstring employers and facilitate union organizing efforts in the hope that it will help labor unions reverse a 65-year downward membership trend.

The PRO Act Litmus Test

As any observer of labor policy knows, unions are very much keen on passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a radical proposal that would upend American labor law, to put it mildly. According to an unsurprising news report, labor leaders have told their Democrat allies in Congress that union support for political candidates will hinge on whether or not a candidate supports the PRO Act.

Amazon Workers Vote Against Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on April 9 announced the results of a union representation election at Amazon’s distribution facility in Bessemer, Alabama, which had been widely anticipated by observers of labor policy. After tallying 3,051 ballots from approximately 5,876 eligible voters, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) emerged with 738 votes in favor of representation versus 1,798 against.