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?

NLRB Deems Micro-Unit an Appropriate Bargaining Unit in Retail Industry

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The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board” or NLRB) recently issued a pair of decisions applying its Specialty Healthcare test to determine if petitioned-for units in two large department stores were appropriate for bargaining purposes. The Board reached different outcomes in these cases, relying heavily on how the employers organized their employees for administrative purposes.

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.