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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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.

Sanders Inserts Himself in Amazon Campaign

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reportedly weighed in on the organizing campaign at an Amazon facility that has been in the headlines in recent months.  Unsurprisingly, the senator offered his support for the union hoping to represent roughly 6,000 Amazon employees working at the company’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, and his remarks underscored the faulty reasoning among those pushing or

The PRO Act’s Attack on Independent Contracting

As this blog has noted on numerous occasions, Congress is considering a piece of legislation that would radically re-write American labor law and undermine freelancers and other independent contractors.

House Passes the PRO Act (Again)

The U.S. House of Representatives on March 9 passed H.R. 842, better known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, for the second year in a row. With a significantly narrower House majority than last year, it remained somewhat of an open question as to whether Democrats had enough votes to pass it again, but in the end the bill unfortunately survived by a vote of 225-206.