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  • Doubling Down on Failed Stimulus Policies
    Feb 17, 2012  - Hours before the nation recognized the anniversary of President Obama’s failed stimulus plan, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced unemployment could stay above 8 percent for the next three years. We are experiencing the longest run of high unemployment since the Great Depression, d... More
  • Running Roughshod Over the Constitution?
    Jan 13, 2012  - How can the President of the United States make recess appointments when the Senate is not in recess? That’s the question many are trying to answer after President Obama made three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The appointments perpetuate fears about the... More
  • What Can We Expect from Obama's New NLRB?
    Jan 11, 2012  - This week, President Obama’s controversial recess appointments took their seats at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). A great deal of legal uncertainty is attached to these appointments and any future action the new board may take. While some question the constitutional implications of these... More
  • House Republicans Investigate President’s Controversial Recess Appointments
    Jan 9, 2012  - Last week, the Obama administration once again put politics ahead of the American people by announcing three recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at a time when the U.S. Senate was not actually in recess. As the Wall Street Journal proclaimed: Eager to pick a fight with Con... More
  • NLRB to Job Creators: Seek Opportunity Elsewhere
    Dec 12, 2011  - Last week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sent another signal to America’s job creators that it’s better to do business somewhere else. For nine months, the NLRB accused The Boeing Company of breaking the law when it decided to build airplanes in South Carolina. As punishment, the N... More
  • Obama Board Restricts Workers’ Right to a Secret Ballot Election
    Oct 19, 2011  - A worker’s right to a secret ballot union election is once again under attack from President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In its recent Lamons Gasket decision, the NLRB reversed a 2007 holding that provided workers 45 days to request a secret ballot election if their employer decid... More
  • A Banner Day for Union Bosses
    Aug 10, 2010  - Today is a very good day for powerful union leaders. Congress was summoned back into session – with great complexity and expense – to vote on a multi-billion dollar bailout for unionized state workers. At the same time, the Obama administration is preparing to rollback reporting requirements for uni... More
  • Unions Get A Free Pass in Democrat Effort to Restrict Free Speech
    May 3, 2010  - In January, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a “landmark” decision that overturned a ban on certain “electioneering communications” by corporations and unions within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days before a general election. The prohibition, included in the 2002 campaign finance reform bill, ... More
  • Will the Culture of Union Favoritism Transform the National Labor Relations Board?
    Mar 26, 2010  - As if a spot on the president’s deficit cutting commission weren’t enough, union bosses at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) might receive an even greater expression of the president’s gratitude – a recess appointment of one of their top lawyers to the National Labor Relations Board (... More
  • Obama Administration Opens Another Back Door to the Culture of Union Favoritism
    Mar 1, 2010  - Numerous media outlets have recently reported the White House is looking for ways to isolate and deny government contracts for businesses that do not abide by a yet-to-be-defined new regime of wage and benefit requirements. At a time when millions of Americans are out of work and the nation’s debt c... More