For the NLRB, unionization is the end that justifies any means

By Peter Schaumber, The Washington Times

When the NLRB chairman claimed in a press release that the agency’s controversial new election procedures would give “businesses and workers a process they deserve that is effective, fair, and free of unnecessary delays,” the devils in hell must have blushed. The Board’s new “Ambush Election” rule has nothing to do with fairness. It was adopted to limit, if not eviscerate, an employer’s protected speech on the issue of unionization before an election and to stack the deck in favor of a union outcome.

NLRB Has Cleared Up Cases after Supreme Court’s Invalidation of 2012 Recess Appointments

The National Law Review

In Noel Canning v. NLRB, the United States Supreme Court concluded that President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 (Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn) were invalid. As a result, hundreds of Board decisions were invalidated. Now, Politico reports that an NLRB spokesperson said that there are no more cases invalidated by Noel Canning left for the Board to decide.

In Budget Proposal Riddled With Anti-Union Measures, House Republicans Take Aim At National Labor Relations Board

By Cole Strangler, International Business Times

House Republicans voted Wednesday to slash the budget of the federal agency that enforces the nation’s foundational labor laws and attached to the proposal a number of anti-union measures championed by industry lobbyists. Under the bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would see its budget drop by a whopping 27 percent.

Region 28′s Average Election Time Now 18 Days: Ambush at the NLRB

The National Law Review

It’s still too early to say which National Labor Relations Board regional office ultimately will lead the regions in the average shortest time between the filing of a certification petition and the conduct of an election under the National Labor Relations Board’s ambush election rule, but an early analysis of NLRB case data shows Region 28 in Phoenix, Arizona, with an average election period of only 18 days, significantly ahead of the other regional offices. (See the Chart below.) The sample size for the elections conducted by Region 28 was 8 elections, and it included election periods of 13 days, 14 days, 16 days, and two at 17 days.

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.