Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.
It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Rebecca Blank, incoming chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In another blow to the nation’s dwindling labor unions, an appeals court on Tuesday struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.
The National Labor Relations Board has filed an appeal that could sort out if private businesses can be forced to post notices informing workers about their rights to join or form a union.
The Senate rejected a Republican attempt Tuesday to overturn new regulations designed to give unions quicker representation elections in their effort to organize more workplaces.
The Senate began debate Monday on a Republican effort to overturn new labor regulations that make it easier and quicker for unions to hold workplace elections. The White House immediately threatened to veto it.
In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog.
By SAM HANANEL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Frustrated with union-friendly decisions from the National Labor Relations Board, Republicans hope to cut off the agency’s power by denying President Barack Obama the chance to name members while the Senate is in recess. The five-member board is now down to three members, and another will leave [...]
By SAM HANANEL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength. Now labor faces this reality: Public employee unions are in a drawn-out fight for their very survival [...]
By Jim Abrams Associated Press Washington — The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in a memo to his fellow Republicans that [...]