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.

Senate Republicans ready for a fight on right to work bill

By Joel Ebert, Charleston Daily Mail

Republican leaders in the West Virginia state Senate are ready and willing to take on the opposition they expect to face from organized labor after introducing a bill that could dramatically affect the state’s unions because they believe it is time to take a different approach.