In a joint statement, Congressmen John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) requested that the DOL abandon the proposed changes to the advice exemption of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. Kline chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee, and Roe chairs the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Read the press release here.
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The Fight for 15 – or What? Former NLRB Chair Speaks Out Right To Work: An Excuse For Union Intimidation? SEIU Watch, Sticky Fingers, Scoreboard, Insight and more…[based on current issue]
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Labor Relations Insight by Phil Wilson
Why Union Members Should be Up In Arms Over “Alt-Labor”
This month has been a big one for alt-labor. Alt-labor, for the uninitiated, stands for alternative labor groups. Unlike traditional unions who focus on organizing companies, alt-labor groups focus more on organizing worker populations independent from companies.
While these groups have been around a long time, they are now ascendant and the latest in a long line of
Continue reading Labor Relations INK, May 2013
The recent nomination for the post of Labor Secretary fits the Obama administration’s trend of disregard for rule of law and promotion of blatant progressive agendas. This Cato Institute article summarized several of Thomas Perez’s controversial actions:
Source: Don Ryan / AP, file
Interference with the Supreme Court case of Magner v. Gallagher, getting the City of St. Paul to dismiss its appeal to prevent what would’ve been a sharp (and probably unanimous) rebuke to the federal government regarding its use of “disparate impact” racial theories in housing policy, to the detriment of minorities and poor people everywhere; Refusal to comply with subpoenas from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Dismissal of the Justice Department’s already-won prosecution of the Black Panthers for voter intimidation during the
Continue reading Union Bailout Update
This directly from the NLRB today:
The National Labor Relations Board has determined not to seek en banc rehearing in Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that the January 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the Board were invalid. The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision. The petition for certiorari is due on April 25, 2013.
Rather than ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to rehear the case with a full bench, the board will instead ask the Supreme Court to review the ruling.