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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • 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
  • The Culture of Union Favoritism Continues
    Feb 26, 2010  - As if there were any doubt about how prominent a role Democrats’ favorite special interest group plays these days in Washington, D.C., a pair of news items out today reaffirms the oversized clout of union bosses. The White House blogs today that the first annual report of the Middle Class Task Force... More
  • Who Said Anything About Transparency?
    Oct 14, 2009  - For an Administration that talks a good game about transparency, recent actions by the U.S. Department of Labor certainly don’t inspire much hope about citizens’ – especially workers’ – right to information. Late last week, the Department issued a modest, six sentence notification to Congress announ... More
  • So Much for Transparency
    Apr 27, 2009  - The Obama administration took the reins of power amid lofty promises of transparency and accountability. But as the President and his team prepare to mark their 100th day in office, workers around the country are in for a rude awakening. It seems the pledge of transparency doesn’t apply to rank-and-... More
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