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Foxx Statement: Hearing on "Expanding the Power of Big Labor: The NLRB's Growing Intrusion into Higher Education"
Sep 12, 2012 -
This hearing comes at an appropriate time as the debate over rising college costs rightly continues to garner national attention. President Obama has traveled the country in recent months promising students and families that his administration is working to lower college costs. This past weekend, th...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “Expanding the Power of Big Labor: The NLRB’s Growing Intrusion into Higher Education”
Sep 12, 2012 -
We continue to learn a great deal through this committee’s oversight of the National Labor Relations Board. We have learned the NLRB is utterly determined to advance a culture of union favoritism, regardless of the costs imposed on workers and employers or the damage inflicted on its own credibility...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “Examining Proposals to Strengthen the National Labor Relations Act”
Jul 25, 2012 -
Over the last year, this committee has taken action on numerous occasions to defend the rights of workers and employers from the harmful agenda of the National Labor Relations Board. Most notably, we have passed legislation that would prohibit the NLRB from dictating the location of American busines...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The NLRB Recess Appointments: Implications for America's Workers and Employers"
Feb 7, 2012 -
In January, President Obama shocked many across the country when he made three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – despite the Senate not being in recess. This unprecedented action touches upon a number of constitutional powers. The first is the president’s a...
Kline Statement: Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
Oct 26, 2011 -
Before I explain the technical changes made in the substitute, I’d like to thank my colleagues for their participation at our recent legislative hearing. We assembled an excellent panel of witnesses whose experience and expertise were important contributions to the committee’s work. During that hear...
Kline Statement: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
Oct 12, 2011 -
Good morning, and welcome to the committee’s legislative hearing on H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act. I would like to thank our witnesses for joining us. We are here today for one simple reason: the National Labor Relations Board is wreaking havoc on the nation’s workforce and it ...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers' Free Choice
Jul 7, 2011 -
This week, the Wall Street Journal noted that “the stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst since the economic disaster of the 1930s.” With the backdrop of this difficult economy, we meet today to discuss the National Labor Relations Board’s recent proposal to rush union elections. This pr...
Roe Statement: Hearing on “Corporate Campaigns and the NLRB: The Impact of Union Pressure on Job Creation”
May 26, 2011 -
Today we will examine the role of the National Labor Relations Board in corporate campaigns. I realize this is a general definition of the term, but a corporate campaign is a union effort to disrupt an employer’s routine business. The campaign can take the form of negative advertising, complaints fi...
Roe Statement: Hearing on "The Future of Union Transparency and Accountability"
Mar 31, 2011 -
Good morning everyone. Welcome to our witnesses; thank you for joining us today. We appreciate your views and expertise on how we can best ensure union transparency and accountability. It has been almost two years since the recession that struck our economy in late 2007 officially ended. However, as...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "The Policies and Priorities at the U.S. Department of Labor"
Feb 16, 2011 -
Allow me to begin today’s hearing by welcoming Secretary Solis to the committee. The secretary isn’t a stranger to Congress or this Committee. I appreciate the time you have taken to be with us today and look forward to your testimony. The Department of Labor is an agency whose size and mission have...