At the NLRB, Every Day Is Labor Day

By Rebekah Mintzer, Corporate Counsel

For many Americans, Labor Day means hanging out by the pool, hitting up some holiday sales, having a barbecue or heading off on one last vacation before summer ends and school begins. Labor Day has become so synonymous with fun and relaxation that many forget it was created to celebrate work—specifically, the labor movement.

Radical Ex-Union Lawyers Control NLRB

National Right to Work Committee

Seventy-five years ago, in unusually blunt testimony before a U.S. House panel, Joseph Padway, general counsel of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), a precursor to today’s AFL-CIO, complained how federal laws and the bureaucrats implementing them weren’t doing enough to promote union monopolies.

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.