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.

Republican Gains May Lead to Labor Pains

By Rebekah Mintzer,

The Republican Party was the big winner in the 2014 midterm elections, gaining solid majorities in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. It will be impossible to know for sure until the new congressional term how the dynamic of a Republican Congress and a Democratic president will work out practically, but it looks as though the political atmosphere will be at least a bit more challenging for labor supporters.

New ERA is a bill worth supporting

Colorado Springs Gazette

WHEN politicians come asking for your vote this fall, especially those seeking to serve or remain in Congress, ask them what they think of the ERA. It’s alive and well and gaining momentum.