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.

The NLRB Flexes Its Muscles

By Andrew Stiles, National Review Online

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was given new life earlier this year when the Senate agreed to staff the agency fully for the first time since 2003. The pro-union board is now a beacon of hope for Big Labor, which has been having a rough year.

Rise of the ‘Microunits’

By Carol Patton,

A recent decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may cause sleepless nights for some HR professionals with unionization concerns at their organizations.


GOP Introduces NLRB Reform Bill

On June 13, Representative Tom Price introduced the Representation Fairness Restoration Act that would rollback significant policy changes created in the National Labor Relations Board decision, Specialty Healthcare.

Bills target micro-unions, organizing

By Tim Devaney, The Washington Times

House Republicans took another swing at the Obama administration Thursday, introducing two bills that would combat union activism on the part of the National Labor Relations Board.