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May 29, 2017
Stop trying to make micro-unions a thing, Big Labor

It’s no secret that Big Labor is constantly looking for ways to boost their membership and wield their influence, and over the last eight years, the Obama administration gave them various tools to do so. President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board, in particular, went out of its way to make it easier for labor to organize workers, issuing several decisions that upended decades of bipartisan labor law and fundamentally altered the state of the workplace

March 26, 2014
Buzzfeed: 7 Times Sean “Diddy” Combs Stood With Nissan Workers By Showing Off Everything Except Nissan

We were surprised to see rapper and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs come out in support of the UAW’s efforts to unionize a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. We were also surprised that he actually knew what a Nissan was.

March 17, 2014
Philly and 'Nooga Remind Dangers of Ambush Union Elections

Stacked with Obama-appointed bureaucrats back in December 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that it was in the best interests of labor bosses to severely diminish the window of time for workplace elections to just a few weeks. This, after it was well established that the vast majority of union elections in the private sector take place within 38 days with labor winning significantly more than half.

March 5, 2014
The UAW Shouldn't Get a Do-Over

The United Automobile Workers spent a reported $5 million trying to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., but ultimately fell short in a 712-to-626 vote. Now, the organization has lodged a formal appeal with the National Labor Relations Board, requesting that the board permit a second election -- a do-over, if you will.

February 28, 2014
Following Chattanooga defeat, Big Labor looks to force workers into unions with ambush rule

The United Auto Workers (UAW) reportedly spent $5 million on a campaign to establish union representation at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee only to lose in a 712-to-636 vote. The outcome was called a “stinging blow for [the] U.A.W.” by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal simply referred to it as “a crushing defeat.” Given the significance of this epic failure, it is not surprising the UAW is seeking measures that would make it easier to force workers into unions, starting with the ambush election rule.

February 20, 2014
712 Reasons to Protect the Secret Ballot

Last week, Volkswagen employees at a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted 712 to 626 to reject membership to the United Auto Workers (UAW), dealing a devastating defeat to organized labor. The workers' vote against unionization demonstrates just how little faith the American people have in union bosses and their false promises.

February 11, 2014
VW employees should do their homework

Volkswagen executives recently announced that the nearly 1,500 workers at its assembly plant in Chattanooga will be holding a secret ballot election to determine whether or not they will join the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). According to The New York Times, the UAW "has voiced unusual optimism about winning."

February 11, 2014
Holy Cow, I Agree With The U.A.W

Put this in the when-pig-fly category: I’m finding myself agreeing with something the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) did.
The UAW has long been seeking to organize workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the moment of truth has arrived. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scheduled an election for February 12 to 14 where workers will have the final say

February 10, 2014
Groundhog Day at the NLRB

Groundhog Day has come and gone, and we received the grim news that this spectacularly awful winter will be sticking around a lot longer. Sadly, it’s also been Groundhog Day at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), where they are once again attempting to rig the rules surrounding union elections to make it easier for Big Labor to capture more workplaces and force more workers into collective bargaining units.

January 28, 2014
Supreme Court Labor Decisions Could Shake NLRB To Its Core

In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in two major cases revolving around issues that are near and dear to Big Labor's heart. It has been widely speculated by the media if the high court hands down unfavorable decisions for the unions it could hasten the decline they have been experiencing for years despite the favorable actions undertaken by the Obama Administration. Did Obama Sidestep The Constitution With Recess Appointments The The NLRB?

January 22, 2014
Will the High Court strike down recess appointments?

This past week during the oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a solid majority on the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to agree that President Obama’s recess appointments to the Board in January 2012, while the Senate was in session, were inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution. In fact, several of the justices offered biting criticism of the government’s argument articulated by U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. In a twist of Shakespearean irony, it appears that the highest court in the land is about to declare that recess appointments made a president who campaigned on his expertise as a constitutional law professor, were unconstitutional.

January 13, 2014
SCOTUS to Decide Landmark Recess Appointment Case

In the coming days, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Noel Canning versus the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This case arose when President Obama made several so-called recess appointments to the Board on January 4, 2012 when the Senate was not formally in recess. This landmark case is expected to determine how much leeway the President has to make appointments without Senate confirmation, and more significantly, it will have serious implications on the broader powers of the presidency itself and the system of checks and balances.

January 7, 2014
NLRB's Micro-Unions Sequel Due Soon

Richard Griffin, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will soon be issuing a memorandum that presumably will announce how he intends to enforce a Board decision that threatens to balkanize the workplace, increase disputes and dramatically force employers’ labor relations costs to rise.

December 13, 2013
Big Labor’s Next Quest? The Fast Food Industry

With the full backing and financial support of some of America’s largest unions, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), demonstrations were held at a variety of fast food restaurants across the county, such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Big Labor claimed that the coordinated effort was a grassroots worker movement aimed at securing a $15 minimum “living wage” for the restaurants’ employees. In fact, relatively few fast food employees participated. The demonstrations were largely rent-a-mobs paid for by union bosses and some of their Occupy Wall Street-type allies.

December 9, 2013
UAW Makes Promises to VW Workers It Can’t Keep

The United Auto Workers, which has lost 75 percent of its membership since 1979, is pulling out all the stops to gain recognition at Volkswagen AG’s non-union plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

If successful, the effort would mark a turning point: The UAW has never been able to organize workers at any of the South’s foreign automobile manufacturers.

December 5, 2013
From Walmart to Fast Food Chains, Big Labor Bullying Doesn't End

As union membership continues to decline, Big Labor bosses have been desperately trying to force workers into collective bargaining units, recently going as far as organizing a series of high-profile protests against retail companies, focusing primarily on Walmart.

November 26, 2013
In new government gig, union attorney is quick to punish employers

Wherever Richard Griffin goes, controversy seems to surrounds him. So much so that in his first days as the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel, he decided to punitively assault America’s largest private employer, Walmart.

November 21, 2013
UAW Subverting Secret Ballot in TN

After bringing America's automotive industry to the brink of complete collapse, union bosses have set their sights on foreign auto companies with manufacturing plants in the United States, specifically targeting Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

November 12, 2013
Big Labor's Rewards Come at Public's Expense

Union bosses have an air of entitlement among themselves nowadays. Over the past two election cycles, organized labor has collectively spent hundreds of millions dollars electing President Obama and like-minded Congressmen and Senators.

October 29, 2013
Rejected NLRB pick wins vote to serve as board counsel

It took one year, nine months, 26 days and two nominations, but any day now longtime union lawyer Richard Griffin will start his job at the National Labor Relations Board.

October 25, 2013
The Hill: Rubber-Stamping A NLRB Nominee

For the second time in a year and a half, a powerful official may be appointed to the National Labor Relations Board without the Senate scrutiny his nomination requires.

October 21, 2013
Richard Griffin: An Embarrassment Of A Nominee

It has recently been reported that Richard Griffin, the former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member who has been nominated to general counsel of the federal agency, will receive a vote very soon in the U.S. Senate.

October 18, 2013
APNJ Issues Second Letter To State Legislators

“Last Wednesday, October 9th, we sent a letter alerting you to certain actions being undertaken by the Local Culinary Union 226 that are giving Las Vegas an enormous black eye and hurting Nevada tourism.”

October 10, 2013
New anti-union group tells lawmakers of Culinary's "unseemly behavior and shameless tactics"

Lots of highly charged, vitriolic language in this missive sent this week to Nevada lawmakers from this new group:

September 17, 2013
Big Labor's Greed Threatens Cincinnati As Union-Produced Crisis Expands

Aptly nicknamed the Motor City, Detroit was once a driving force behind American economic growth. In the first half of the 20th Century, the city had a thriving economy and burgeoning population, largely a function of its powerful automobile manufacturing industry. But after decades of corruption and fiscal irresponsibility, the city is today a shadow of its former self.

September 11, 2013
President Obama’s Proposed Remarks At The AFL-CIO Convention

As I look around the room, I see a lot of old friends. Folks who have funded my campaigns, helped get me elected to office and to whom I owe a substantial amount.

Collectively, you have spent more than one billion dollars for my two presidential campaigns. You have put your blood, sweat and tears into my elections. And I will never forget that.

August 22, 2013
Will Big Labor Turn Chicago Into Detroit?

With Detroit's bankruptcy, many are wondering how one of America's great cities could have fallen so far, so fast. The Motor City was once our nation's fourth-largest municipality, and it once had America's highest per capita income. But its population has declined over 60 percent since the 1950s and 25 percent in the last ten years alone, and today it has liabilities totaling well over $15 billion.

August 3rd, 2013
The National Labor Relations Board’s Concept Of Impartiality

Enron’s political, financial and social reach was so deep that it was difficult for the government to conduct an impartial probe into the company’s collapse. In fact, Attorney General John Ashcroft, his Deputy, and 100 prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas, recused themselves from the case. Ashcroft had received a political contribution from the company; his deputy felt too close to his boss. (Chicago Tribune, January 15, 2002, “Impartial Probe Impossible.”)

July 10th, 2013
Teamsters Attempted Trucker Unionization Means Higher Consumer Prices

Truck drivers who service the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California are under pressure. After nearly six years of quietly laying the groundwork for a massive campaign, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has a message for port drivers – it’s time to join the labor movement and pay union dues.

June 24th, 2013
Hold Hearing For NLRB¹s Solomon In S.C.

In all his wisdom, President Barack Obama recently saw fit to re-nominate Lafe Solomon, the current and acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to a full term as general counsel of the so-called independent agency.

June 18th, 2013
NLRB's Continuing Mischief At The Expense Of Worker Rights

The National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), which the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) strongly supports, is a nationwide campaign aimed at educating employees about their statutory and constitutional right to not be a union member. NEFW furthers the underlying principle of American labor law: workplace democracy.

May 29, 2013
IRS Actions Taken Against Americans Parallel Obama Labor Board's Agenda

In recent days, Americans have been taken aback by the actions of taxpayer-funded, government bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service(IRS).

May 21, 2013
Obama's Labor Board Suffers A Defining Week

This past week was another damaging one for President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

May 7, 2013
HELP Committe Members Must Ask Tough Questions of NLRB Nominees

On May 16th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will conduct a hearing on the pending nomination to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

May 1, 2013
Filibuster 'Reform' Is A Gift To Big Labor

Brace yourself: The real winner in the renewed conversation on so-called filibuster reform is union bosses.

April 24, 2013
Op-Ed: Remember Union Threat To Boeing

The Charleston community woke up to good news on April 9, reading that the Boeing Corporation would be adding 2,000 jobs to its sprawling plant in North Charleston.

April 16, 2013
Orange County Register - Katie Packer Gage: Stalking exemption for Big Labor unfair

Stalking exemption for Big Labor unfair California legislators must put their constituents ahead of a powerful special interest.

April 9, 2013
Obama’s NLRB Nominees Include Critic of Boeing Case

President Barack Obama picked a Democrat and two Republicans to the U.S. labor board, including a lawyer who in 2011 faulted the agency’s prosecution of Boeing Co. for opening an airplane factory in South Carolina.

March 28, 2013
Katie Packer Gage: Illinois law must outlaw stalking, not encourage it

I was very troubled to learn recently that despite having made stalking illegal in Illinois, elected officials in the state have afforded union bosses an exemption.

March 25, 2013
Perez Is The Wrong Choice For Labor

The expectation for President Obama¹s nominee to the U.S. Department of Labor was never particularly high among those in the business community.

March 18, 2013
Vitter Vows to Block Perez Nomination for Labor Secretary

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced Monday that he will block President Barack Obama’s nominee for Labor secretary, Thomas E. Perez, until he receives more information about Perez’s enforcement of a federal voting law as the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

March 18, 2013
After Several Difficult Weeks, Obama Labor Board Seeks Relief

Recent weeks have not been kind to President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board. In the days since the historic ruling against the Board by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which found the “recess” appointments made by Obama to be unconstitutional, additional courts have rendered decisions that are unfavorable to the government agency, while America’s employers have undertaken efforts to stop or undo the NLRB’s rulings.

March 15, 2013
EDITORIAL: The Walking Dead

If it’s true that art imitates life (and sometimes it seems so), the National Labor Relations Board has become the bureaucratic equivalent of the television hit “The Walking Dead.”

February 15, 2013
Letters: Palm Beach County could have found local workers for $700 million project

I was shocked and disappointed when I saw the ad in Monday’s Palm Beach Post showing pictures of so many out-of-state vehicles belonging to tradesmen in the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority’s construction project parking lot.

February 13, 2013
Republicans Demand Full Slate From Obama for Labor Board

President Barack Obama must send the Senate a full slate of National Labor Relations Board members for confirmation, and not just the two Democrats he offered today, top lawmakers in Congress said.

January 29, 2013
Obama Labor Board Checked By The Courts

On January 4th of last year, President Obama decided to thumb his nose at the United States Senate. He purported to recess-appoint Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) despite having nominated them only a few weeks earlier and while the Senate was in on-going pro-forma sessions. It was an unprecedented power grab by the Executive Branch, one that sought to tell a co-equal branch of government when it was and was not in session.

February 6, 2013
Writing Is On The Wall: Time For Griffin & Block To Go

At this stage, it should seem glaringly obvious to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block that they should step down from the government agency. Both the legitimacy of their tenure over the last year and anything they do going forward is seriously in question. After being recess appointed by President Obama on January 4, 2012 even though the U.S. Senate was convening regularly in pro-forma sessions, Griffin and Block worked to issue decisions and write rules to the benefit of Big Labor and to the detriment of American employees and employers. Yet, the ruling recently reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit confirmed what most of Washington, D.C. knew all along: the President’s actions were unconstitutional, the NLRB lacked a quorum to act, and decisions issued after January 4, 2012 would be declared void and of no force and effect.

January 16, 2013
NLRB nominee should be judged on merits

I recently wrote an op-ed here on The Hill's Congress Blog which focused on actions the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may undertake in the coming weeks and months, including "try[ing] to undermine the secret ballot, a core element of workplace democracy, and provid[ing] union bosses with access to proprietary employee contact information."

January 15, 2013
Group Calls For Corruption-Tainted Attorney To Resign From Obama's Union-Dominated NLRB

You know, the last time a member of Obama's union-tainted National Labor Relations Board was urged to resign, it created quite a stir.

January 15, 2013
Labor board head under fire over corruption lawsuit

A pro-business group called for the resignation Tuesday of National Labor Relations Board member Richard Griffin, a recess appointee by President Obama who has been named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit involving allegations of union corruption.

January 9, 2013
So Long Solis

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced her sudden resignation on Wednesday in a move that surprised insiders, who quickly began speculating on potential replacements.

January 9, 2013
Departing Labor secretary praised and denounced as pro-union

Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis served in an administration that touts transparency, but her tenure has been marked by criticism of how she has enforced financial disclosure regulations on labor unions.

January 9, 2013
NLRB targets secret ballot and private employee information

For much of the last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has focused almost exclusively on rewarding union bosses with decisions that hurt workers and small businesses.

December 26, 2012
Unions dream big for Obama's 2nd term

When President Obama spoke out forcefully against Michigan's right-to-work law, it was a rare example of the president putting on public display his support of organized labor.

December 21, 2012
Labor Board Stocked With Union Partisans

This week, we were provided another reminder why President Obama's recess appointments of Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were a gross giveaway to the Big Labor bosses who bankrolled his re-election campaign.

December 17, 2012
Labor Relations Board Loses Voice of Dissent

The National Labor Relations Board quietly became a partisan group on Monday, a day after its lone Republican member's term expired at an agency charged with settling labor disputes in private-sector workplaces.

November 16, 2012
Twinkie Blame Game Turns Political

In the latest sign of partisan politics, Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the Twinkie's potential demise. And everyone but New Jersey's Republican governor seems to have an opinion on the matter.

October 29, 2012
The Law Is No Obstacle for Obama's Labor Board

The law protects citizens from unscrupulous persons, including the arbitrary exercise of power by big government bureaucrats. Emphasizing the point, Thomas More says in a Man for All Seasons that he would give "the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake."

October 12, 2012
Card Check Backers Choose Big Labor Largesse Over Jobs

At this point, it should come as little surprise that the Obama Administration's fleet of bureaucrats would prefer Big Labor's political machinations to any hint of common-sense.

August 28, 2012
Big Labor's Vision For The Future Nothing More Than Extension Of Job-Killing Policies

Recently, Big Labor bosses converged on Philadelphia to issue their latest demands of Washington, DC. The event, labeled "Workers Stand for America Rally," purported to offer a positive vision of the future. But the so-called "Second Bill of Rights" proposed by union bosses represents the same old job-killing policies Big Labor has pushed for years.

August 21, 2012
Micro-Unions: Bad For Health Care Costs And Patients

Desperate for new members and the dues they generate, unions are poised to exploit recent changes in the nation’s labor laws engineered by President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board to make organizing easier. This will push the pace of unionization in the health care industry, increase costs, and reduce the quality of patient care.

May 23, 2012
NLRB: Dividing The Workplace For Unions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), fixated by the decline of union density in the private sector to just under seven percent, is dividing the workforce at the behest of Big Labor into multiple small collective bargaining units to stack the deck in favor of a union outcome. The Board’s policy: divide and conquer.

May 21, 2012
Obama Labor Board Slapped Yet Again

For just over a year now and since the failure of the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) to receive a vote in the 111th Congress, union bosses have been desperate to obtain the “payback” they believe is owed to them. Big Labor is beside itself that its membership numbers continue to dwindle despite giving half a billion dollars in campaign contributions to President Obama and Congressional Democrats.

May 10, 2012
Union Bosses & Obama Administration Join Together In Effort Against Worker Rights

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted on a joint resolution of disapproval that would have undone a rule issued late last year by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The regulation changes workplace election procedures and inhibits the ability of employers to obtain fair representation and legal counsel when communicating with their employees about unionization. It also severely diminishes the amount of time for workplace elections.

May 2, 2012
Senators Fail Their Constituents With Ambush Vote

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted on a joint resolution of disapproval that would have undone a rule issued late last year by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The regulation changes workplace election procedures and inhibits the ability of employers to obtain fair representation and legal counsel when communicating with their employees about unionization. It also severely diminishes the amount of time for workplace elections.

April 23, 2012
Fact Checking The Labor Fact Checker On Ambush Elections

Recently, Senator John Thune published an op-ed on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule and efforts in Congress to undo the regulation in advance of it taking effect on April 30th. This week, the U.S. Senate will vote on S.J. Res. 36, a joint resolution of disapproval, which under the Congressional Review Act has the weight of law once passed by a simple majority in both houses of Congress and signed by the president.

April 17, 2012
Ambush Election Vote: Senators Either Stand With Small Business Owners Or Big Labor Bosses

After a few weeks of recess, Members of Congress will return this week to address a number of issues, including the budget, transportation bill and Buffet Rule. One of the issues that will likely come to a vote in the U.S. Senate in the coming weeks is a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, which seeks to reverse a recent regulation promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

March 22, 2012
"Micro-Unions" Are A Big Deal To American Employers

In business, much like in most other fields, the person taking risk and branching out to start a new company or hire additional workers looks at his/her books to ensure their finances are in order, but then oftentimes makes a gut decision about how they feel about the likely success of the venture. This is what entrepreneurialism is all about: working hard, measuring success and seeking to prosper further. This cycle is repeated thousands of times every day in our nation as Americans make our economy grow one business at a time.

January 31, 2012
Employers Look To Congress To Balance Labor Scale

Over the course of the last three years, President Obama has waged a rhetorical campaign against special interests and their influence in Washington DC, while at the same time spearheading an effort to deliver unprecedented giveaways to his largest and most influential campaign contributor, labor bosses.

January 18, 2012
The Absurdity Behind President Obama's Non-Recess Appointments

In reading some of the news coverage and commentary concerning President Obama's non-recess appointments of Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) you would think they had waited months and even years under so-called "obstructionism" in the U.S. Senate.

December 29, 2011
On Labor Day, Oppose Job-Killing Legislation

While President Obama is taking a break in Hawaii, the conversation in Washington, D.C. has not stopped regarding his National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

December 05, 2011
With House Passage, Time For Senate To Act On Labor Legislation

Last week, the U.S. House passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, legislation which reins in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). With a 235-188 bipartisan vote, the message was sent to President Obama that his unelected bureaucrats are not doing the bidding of Big Labor bosses without Congress stepping in and acting.

October 04, 2011
Congress Takes Important Steps To Rein In Rogue Agency

Sometimes extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. And that is true regarding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its job-killing assault against workers and small businesses across the country.

September 20, 2011
Americans Oppose Burdensome Regulations Starting With Those Enacted By Obama's Labor Board

For some time, we have been saying that Americans are concerned with the overly burdensome and stifling regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in government agencies more concerned with rewarding special interests than facilitating job creation. This week, two separate polls revealed that voters believe government is getting in the way of business and that there is wide-spread opposition to the actions of the Obama Administration's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

August 23, 2011
Regulations Will Be Central To Fall's Economic Debate

As recent economic news has demonstrated, the road to recovery for our nation will be long and precarious. With extended debate on measures to eliminate debt as foreign governments deal with solvency issues, the markets have been extremely volatile, all of which has greatly impacted our economy.

July 25, 2011
Big Labor Seeks To Force Unionization; Congress Must Step Forward

For those who may have written off Big Labor’s agenda after they failed to push the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) through Congress last year, they may want to take a careful look at the actions being undertaken by President Obama’s Administration and they’ll quickly find that the job-killing movement is alive and well.

July 18, 2011
Dark Clouds Over The Sunshine Act

As the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) convenes a “public” hearing on it’s recently announced rule to shorten the election window in American workplaces from a median 38 days to as little as 10, revelations concerning how President Obama’s regulatory agency has conducted itself during this process undermines public trust in the administration.

July 5, 2011
So-Called “Independent” Agency Not Independent From President Obama

Last week, when asked about the controversy surrounding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) complaint against the Boeing Company for building a facility in the right-to-work state of South Carolina, President Obama responded that the regulatory agency was “independent.” And while that’s what is stated on the NLRB’s Web site, nothing could be further from the truth.

June 23, 2011
Enough Is Enough: Congress Must Step In

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delivered more payback to union bosses at the expense of workers rewarding President Obama’s top political contributors and in the process sacrificing worker freedoms and jobs...

June 20, 2011
The Worst May Be Yet To Come From Obama's Regulatory Board

As more Americans become familiar with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) due to the complaint it filed against the Boeing Company for building a production facility in a right-to-work state against the wishes of the union representing its Washington State employees, the regulatory agency stocked with President Obama’s appointees continues to deliberate over job-killing policies that reward Big Labor bosses and hurt workers.

June 3, 2011
NLRB Rewriting Labor’s Role In The Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies...

May 23, 2011
NLRB Admits Boeing Complaint Applies To Every Business & State

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a complaint regarding the Boeing facility in South Carolina is a poorly veiled act of revenge against a company that refused to let Big Labor bosses decide its future....

May 10, 2011
NLRB Attack On Right-To-Work States Is Bad Politics And Worse Economics

Defying efforts by both small and large businesses to create jobs and protect workers, whether union or non-union, President Obama’s labor board, namely the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has undertaken an assault against non-union jobs created in right-to-work states...

April 20, 2011
Sorry Mr. Trumka, They’re Just Not That Into You

It seems like every few days we see another example of workers giving unions the cold shoulder. Over the last three decades, unionization in the private sector has plummeted from 35% to just under 7% today. This is the lowest rate in a century...

April 05, 2011
Did You Know This About Big Labor?

Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2011) – Yesterday, Big Labor bosses decided to use the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a means to promote collective bargaining.

March 23, 2011
The NLRB's Threat To An Economic Recovery

There is an agency in Washington, D.C. that is aggressively pursuing a plan to increase union power to the detriment of legitimate management and employee interests including the interests of the our country’s principal job creators....

March 7, 2011
How Congress Can Legitimize Workplace Elections Again

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has become Big Labor’s latest tool for regulating and forcing workers into unions....

March 7, 2011
President’s Budget Demonstrates Commitment To Forced Unionization, Not Jobs

As the nation seriously examines the role of government and the extent to which we should increase the debt as opposed to cutting spending, the President this past week submitted his financial blueprint for the nation in his budget....

February 15, 2011
Obama Can Fix ‘Unreasonable Burdens On Business’

Just over a year ago, and without a tremendous amount of attention from the national media, a little-known agency changed nearly a century of labor policy in favor of union bosses and to the detriment of workers in the airline and railway industries...

February 8, 2011
Labor Radical’s Nomination An Affront To Job Creators

When a president nominates someone to a position in a Federal agency, that person goes before the United States Senate, which undertakes its Constitutional responsibility of “advice and consent” under Article II Section II...

January 24, 2011
Do Bureaucrats Know Better Than You? The NLRB Thinks So

In a democracy, the will of the voter is the ultimate mandate. Those elected to public office are the servants to the electorate, and by extension, this is true for the bureaucrats appointed and nominated by those same officials...

January 14, 2011
Union Bosses Go After Property Holders, Businesses & Girl Scouts

If you think Big Labor's agenda is confined to taking away the secret ballot and empowering bureaucrats to mandate contracts on workers and small businesses alike without their consent, their latest scheme may surprise you...

January 03, 2011
Obama Administration Closes Year Paying Off Big Labor

Washington, D.C. (January 03, 2011) – With the White House doling out appointments, regulatory favors and other paybacks, Big Labor must be counting its blessings to have an administration in place willing to ignore the will of citizens and job creators. ...

December 13, 2010
NLRB Sanctions Card Check, Small Businesses Will Not Back Down

Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2010) – We were reminded this week why elections matter. Despite sending a message to both the executive and legislative branches a month ago in the midterm elections...

December 01, 2010
TSA And The Looming Threat Of Forced Unionization

In spite of having its forced unionization agenda rejected just a few, short weeks ago, the Obama Administration refuses to take no for an answer. It is continuing its push to unionize whatever industry it can, wherever it can, whenever it can get away with it. The most recent target is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

November 22, 2010
NLRB: Big Labor’s Stalking Horse?

For nearly two years, talk concerning labor law reform has centered on the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA)...

November 13, 2010
Voters Side With Small Businesses, Not Labor Bosses

Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2010) – Last Tuesday, voters throughout the country sent a clear and unmistakable message: the economy is the top issue and they stand with job creators....

October 25, 2010
EFCA Supporters Head For The Hills

On occasion, Congress votes on matters that have a serious and meaningful impact on people's lives and workplaces across the country...

September 27, 2010
Worker Freedoms Sidelined With Vote Against Senate Joint Resolution

As we approach Election Day, it's worthwhile to reflect on what has taken place over the course of the last two years. In November 2008, Big Labor was licking its chops anticipating passage of arguably the most significant change in labor law in American history...

September 16, 2010
Obama Admits To Favoring Big Labor

Earlier this week, President Obama confirmed what small business leaders and concerned workers fear most: that he will spare no effort to achieve Big Labor's goals. ...

September 8, 2010
Becker's NLRB Forces Unionization Through Administrative Action

The function of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is to administer the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the primary law governing relations between unions and private sector employers...

September 3, 2010
On Labor Day, Oppose Job-Killing Legislation

America first celebrated Labor Day in 1882 as a sign of good will toward unions in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Congress signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday...

August 30, 2010
Union Bosses & Their Supporters On Capitol Hill Put The Lame In Lame Duck

As if Big Labor hasn’t already squeezed enough out of Congress with payoffs upon payoffs, they are now positioning themselves for one last-ditch effort to achieve the mother of all gifts, the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA)...

August 20, 2010
President Obama & Union Leaders Continue To Advocate For Job-Killing Legislation

In spite of the fact that our nation's economy is struggling and talk of a meaningful recovery has halted, both President Obama and Big Labor bosses continue to advocate for the Employee 'Forced' Choice Act (EFCA), legislation economists believe would result in massive job loss and seriously harm our nation's top job creators, small businesses. .

August 10, 2010
Manchin Owes W.Va. An Honest Answer

Since Sen. Robert Byrd's passing in June, many have speculated about who would fill the seat of the longest serving member of Congress in American history.

August 9, 2010
UAW Passes The Blame

Poorly funded worker pension plans and an all-time low in membership have left the new United Auto Workers (UAW) president deflecting blame. As a result, Bob King appears to view imposing unionization on auto companies as a means to clean up the mess both he and his fellow union bosses have created.

August 7, 2010
Sen. Murray Needs Reality Check On Card Check

With Washington's unemployment rate hovering near 9%, workers and small businesses in the state need advocates in Congress who will stand with them as opposed to special interests promoting a job-killing agenda. But unfortunately, just the opposite is true in The Evergreen State. Senator Patty Murray has decided the union boss agenda supplants the concerns of employees and employers in her state.

July 13, 2010
Payback To Big Labor, While Our Cities & States Foot The Bill

Over the last several months, Big Labor has been trying to find any possible way to push their forced unionization, anti-small business agenda in Washington, DC.

June 30, 2010
Time For The NLRB To Put Aside The Nonsense

In the last several weeks, one element of labor policymaking has come into great focus. It is clear that Big Labor bosses understand there is not sufficient support among elected officials to enact their job-killing agenda.

June 23, 2010

Big Labor Payback Will Hurt Our Communities

As Big Labor works feverishly to force unionization on small businesses across the country, their friends in Washington, D.C. continue the 'payback,' most recently working to secure passage of the misnamed Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act.

June 19, 2010

Electronic Voting Would Lead To Forced Unionization

Earlier this year, when President Obama went around Congress and used his executive power to recess appoint labor radical Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), we were watching and like many in the small business community, took note and voiced opposition.

June 5, 2010

Crist Making A Mistake With Appeal To Unions

Florida's unemployment rate is 12 percent. Small businesses are struggling. Elected officials and those seeking public office should refuse to support policies that will result in additional unemployment.

May 29, 2010

Obama Administration’s Small Business Policies Are Nothing To Cheer About

Despite this week’s celebration of Small Business Week by the federal government recognizing efforts made by employers in creating opportunities for millions of Americans, the Obama Administration’s support for proposals that result in forced unionization could lead to the extinction of these very same businesses.

May 22, 2010

EFCA Is a Job-Killer, Just Ask Arlen Specter

It’s been quite a year for Senator Arlen Specter. This time last year, Specter had changed party affiliation and was well on his way to dropping his allegiance to Pennsylvania small businesses and workers in that his commitment to oppose the job-killing Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) was quickly becoming invalid.

May 15, 2010

Obama's Union Favors: The Latest Rule Change Slams The Airlines

Two weeks ago, the AFL-CIO took down the huge banner calling for passage of "card check" legislation from the side of its Washington headquarters. Looks like the union federation knows its top priority—to eliminate the secret ballot in workplace elections—won't pass the Senate anytime soon.

May 14, 2010

Obama's Job-Killing Agenda

Airline and railroad employees will soon be forced into joining labor unions thanks to a shocking decision by the National Mediation Board (NMB).

April 19, 2010

Where's The Change?

The last week has been a busy one in Washington for Big Labor.

April 9, 2010

Payoffs To Big Labor Continue

Even as Congress is away for the Easter recess, the Obama administration and Congressional allies are busy working to reward union bosses at the expense of working families and small businesses.

March 12, 2010

Another Gift For Big Labor At The Expense Of Jobs

As if the Obama administration hasn't given union bosses enough "payback," it is poised to give them even more - only this time the gift is as dangerous as Big Labor's other agenda items such as the Employee "Forced" Choice Act, and will result in more job loss.

February 27, 2010

Whether It's TSA Officers Or Small Business Workers, Forced Unionization Is The Name Of The Game

For the last several months, we have seen Big Labor pull every string and work every avenue to force unionization on workers.

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