Congress Takes a Step on ‘Micro-Unions’

By Fred Wszolek,

Congress took a crucial step last week to protect the rights and freedoms of American workers and employers. Despite efforts by Big Labor bosses to block progress, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 4320) and the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4321).

NLRB Concludes Meeting on Election Rules; Members Probe Time Needed for Campaigns

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA

The National Labor Relations Board April 11 concluded a two-day public meeting on proposed regulations for processing union election petitions and representation cases, as board members questioned claims by several speakers that accelerating secret ballot elections would impair employees’ ability to educate themselves about unionization and compromise employers’ ability to express themselves on the subject.

Policy Divides Over Union Elections on Display at NLRB

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

Political and workplace divides over labor policy were on display at the National Labor Relations Board’s Washington headquarters this week, where the board held a hearing to examine its proposal to streamline and speed union-organizing elections in the private sector.

Obama’s unfair union-election tilt

By John Kline and Lamar Alexander and Phil Roe, The Washington Times

The president is waging a public-relations campaign about income inequality in this country, but rather than focus on growing the economy and encouraging businesses to hire, this administration has fallen back on stale, bankrupt ideas that don’t help workers achieve more.