Congressional action on worker centers is overdue

By Mike Paranzino, The Hill

Big Labor’s decline is well documented, but its new strategy to utilize “worker centers” to perpetuate its own existence is not. Thankfully, on July 23, Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez asking for clarification on why worker centers are not regulated like the labor unions that found and fund them.

Obama appointments unconstitutional

By Lamar Alexander and Phil Roe, USA TODAY

On January 4, 2012, President Obama made three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was not in recess.

Republicans Introduce NLRA Reforms to Protect Secret Ballot and Roll Back Micro-Union Scheme

Education & the Workforce Committee

Republicans today introduced two legislative proposals that would protect workers’ right to secret ballot union elections and roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-union Specialty Healthcare decision. The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will discuss both proposals during a hearing scheduled for June 26.

Kline, Roe Call on Administration to Withdraw Regulation that Harms Employer Free Speech

Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after renewing their request for the Department of Labor to abandon its proposed changes to the longstanding “advice exemption” under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act:

Either Congress Or The Courts Should Rein In Obama Labor Board

By Hector Barreto, Fox News Latino

Just recently, the Solicitor General challenged in the United State Supreme Court a recent decision reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In its decision Noel Canning v. NLRB, the court found that President Obama’s so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 2012 were unconstitutional.