New Bills Address Micro Units, Whistleblowing, Comp Time

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Labor and employment-related bills are once again becoming popular at the federal level. With less than a month before the April 14 effective date of the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule, and the same day the House approved a resolution to try to stop the rule’s implementation, lawmakers are attempting to shape labor-management relations through other means.

Labor Unions Just Lost Even More Power

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Market Watch

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed legislation that made Wisconsin the 25th “right-to-work” state. Residents of the Badger State will no longer be required to join a union as a condition of employment.

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.

Labor’s Last Chance

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Labor watchdogs and attorneys fear that the Republican midterm wave may embolden unions to advance their agendas through executive branch regulators.

The Dawn Of “Micro-Unions”: A Scary Proposition For Employers

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Unions can be difficult enough to manage, even for experienced employers. Imagine taking your workforce of 100 employees and dividing them up into 10 different collective bargaining units… represented by 10 different unions… and 10 different collective bargaining agreements… with 10 different effective dates. Sound like an administrative nightmare?