Is the NLRB Planning an End Run Around the State Right to Work Laws?

The National Law Review

As we have reported previously, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been making major changes to long-standing rules, interpretations, and applications of the National Labor Relations Act that it administers. Several changes have favored unions, such as fast tracking union elections, thereby shortening the period available for employer campaigning; authorizing so-called “micro” bargaining units sought by unions that maximize their chances of winning representation elections; and requiring employers to allow access to its electronic communications systems in union election campaigns.

Retailers Ask Congress to Curtail NLRB

By Chris Safran, The Washington Free Beacon

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) encouraged the House Appropriations Committee to use their power of the purse to address harmful efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to aid in the creation of micro unions and ambush elections.


By Stephen E. Schatz,

The National Labor Relations Board’s decision to recognize a micro-union of workers in just a single department at a Macy’s store in Massachusetts rather than the entire store violates longstanding precedents on union organizing, the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association said today in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Ambushing Employers’ Speech Rights

By Thomas M. Johnson Jr., The Wall Street Journal

A popular narrative since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 posits that corporations have displaced political and religious minorities as the principal beneficiaries of First Amendment rights.

New Bills Address Micro Units, Whistleblowing, Comp Time


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.