The NLRB was a busy beaver last week

By Jon Hyman, ohioemployerlawblog.com

Late last week, the NLRB made huge news. In Purple Communications, the NLRB ruled that employees have a right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to communicate about union issues.

Quickie Gifts to Big Labor

The Wall Street Journal

The National Labor Relations Board has issued some of the Obama Administration’s worst cases of executive overreach and shows no sign of relenting. This week the NLRB jammed through two more union favors, handing Big Labor the tools to make it easier to organize new work sites, and exerting jurisdiction over almost every employer-run email system.

GOP Strategy Against NLRB in 114th Remains Hazy

By Carolyn Phenicie, Roll Call

The new Republican-controlled Congress is expected to take a pro-business approach to labor issues, including trying rein in what GOP leaders consider an activist National Labor Relations Board and perhaps blocking some of its decisions.

An NLRB prescription for trouble

By Aloysius Hogan, The Hill

President Obama’s nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have proven a prescription for trouble, and Lauren McFerran is no exception. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) promptly whisked McFerran to her examination — Thursday’s confirmation hearing — after her nomination last week.