Macy’s Workers Win Labor Ruling

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

A group of cosmetics and fragrances workers at a Macy’s M +0.44% store in Massachusetts are a big enough lot to try to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board decided in a ruling that could advance organized labor’s quest to unionize subsets of workers in varied industries.

Sen. Graham Has It Right On Micro-Unions

By Fred Wszolek, The Daily Caller

The appropriations process in the United States Senate is not known for being particularly fast-moving, especially in the summer months. As the August congressional recess draws closer and closer, attention spans on Capitol Hill will sometimes tend to dwindle.


Retail Industry Leaders Association

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the Senate Committee on Appropriations to support an amendment to be offered by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) designed to stop efforts of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to fragment workplaces through the application of the micro-union decision from 2011.

The UAW’s Shifting Priorities

Workforce Fairness Institute

As we mentioned last week, the United Auto Workers union announced it was dropping its petition to contest the results of the election defeat they suffered at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Is this a harbinger of things to come for the once-powerful auto union or is it a calculated move intended to realign their union-organizing strategy?

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’s Micro-Unions Sequel Due Soon

By Fred Wzsolek,
Richard Griffin, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will soon be issuing a memorandum that presumably will announce how he intends to enforce a Board decision that threatens to balkanize the workplace, increase disputes and dramatically force employers’ labor relations costs to rise.

NLRB Expected to Clarify ‘Micro Union’ Decision

By Bill McMorris, Washington Free Beacon

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin is expected to issue a new legal interpretation of micro unions, which could have major implications for unionization moving forward.


NLRB General Counsel: Guidance on Micro-Unions is Coming

Last Friday, at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Manhattan, the National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin said the Board will put forth guidance concerning its Specialty Healthcare decision, which ruled “micro-unions” are legitimate forms of collective bargaining units.