Obama Likely to Veto Resolution to Overturn NLRB Rule

By Melanie Trottman and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal

The House this week is expected to pass a GOP-led resolution to overturn a National Labor Relations Board rule that would streamline union-organizing elections, setting up what is likely to be the fourth veto by President Barack Obama since he took office.

Congress Takes First Shot at NLRB Ambush Election Rule

By Trey Kovacs, Openmarket.org

Congress established the National Labor Relations Board as a body made up of neutral arbiters to represent the public in labor disputes. Under the Obama administration, the Board has strayed from its required impartiality to issue rules and decisions that outright favor labor unions over workers and employers.

Illinois Governor Acts to Curb Power of Public Sector Unions

By Monica Davey and Mitch Smith, The New York Times

Gov. Bruce Rauner, the newly elected Republican who has often criticized public sector unions, took his first step toward curbing their power on Monday by announcing an executive order that would bar unions from requiring all state workers to pay the equivalent of dues.