The Employee Rights Act would reduce union exploitation of workers

By Richard Berman, The Washington Times

While the resolution of Election Day was clear, the New Year’s resolutions of elected legislators are anything but. That’s not to say Americans haven’t been united in what they’re after — poll after poll shows an electorate desperate for real economic improvement. It’s just that members of Congress are divided on how to get there.

NLRB Turns Government Into Kafka’s Nightmare

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Economics21.org

In The Trial, written a century ago in 1914, Franz Kafka paints a portrait of an unimaginably oppressive government with secret laws and trials in which the individual is crushed. Today, in 2014, Kafka would not have to invent these circumstances.

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.

GOP, Obama Could Team Up on Whistleblower Protections

By Ben Dipietro, The Wall Street Journal

The combination of a Republican Party-controlled Congress and a president looking to make his mark in the area of employment law could result in new laws to increase protections for whistleblowers and to extend those rights to even more workers, two attorneys said.