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Union files to represent Uber drivers serving LaGuardia https://t.co/ACdfXy5vgP

02/05/2016

WV right-to-work up for full House vote today https://t.co/p5iG8itUBT

02/05/2016

NLRB's 'captive audience' craziness https://t.co/2v3XCICnsu

02/05/2016

TELL CONGRESS TO REIN IN THE NLRB

 

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at it again.

First, the NLRB wanted to force employers to post biased workplace notices instructing workers how to join labor unions.

Then it issued a rule which “ambushes” employers by dramatically speeding up union elections, thereby denying business owners key legal rights and preventing workers from hearing both sides of the story.

Now bureaucrats at the agency are trying to change the very definition of what it means to be an employer.

They’ve thrown out the previous standard, an easy-to-understand test which worked for over 30 years, and have replaced it with a new standard that greatly expands the definition of an “employer.” By making businesses responsible for the labor practices of their contractors, the NLRB will upend years of settled labor law, leading to increased uncertainty, liability for workplaces employers do not control, and ramped up pressure to ease union organizing.

Take, for example, a business that has an agreement with another company to supply it with cleaning services. Under this new rule, that business could be found to be the employer of the cleaning company’s workers, holding the business responsible and liable for workers they don’t even employ.

Congress must take action against this rogue federal agency that has done nothing but work to advance Big Labor’s agenda under the Obama Administration.

Contact your member of Congress now and urge their support of efforts to rein in the NLRB’s dangerous overreach. Send this letter to your elected officials in the House and the Senate.

Thank you for your support on this critical issue. Let’s put an end to the NLRB’s radical advancement into businesses’ operations.

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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...  

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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)... 

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