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  • Obama NLRB Won’t Take No for an Answer
    Jun 13, 2012  - Despite President Obama’s erroneous claim “the private sector is doing fine,” the American people aren’t buying it. Washington’s regulatory onslaught has forced many job-creators to sit on the sidelines, and as a result, the nation has experienced 40 straight months of unemployment above 8 percent a... More
  • Obama NLRB Extends its Losing Streak in Federal Court
    May 18, 2012  - This week, the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) suffered yet another defeat in federal court. On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg – appointed to the federal bench last year by President Obama – rejected the board’s recent ambush election rule. During the final days of 2011, the ... More
  • NLRB Reflects on “Another Year of Excellent” Work
    Mar 13, 2012  - Without a great deal of fanfare, National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon recently released a report that amounts to his annual performance review. Solomon is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as ove... More
  • 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