NLRB Mulls Suing Four States Over Secret Ballot Measures

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and subsequent amendments and revamps such as the Taft-Hartley Law, union organizers collect signatures on cards from workers at a company, which they can then submit to the owner to certify the union or send  to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRF) to certify them for a union […]

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House-Senate Panel Votes to Extend E-Verify Three Years

This week a House-Senate panel reconciling budget measures voted to extend for three years the E-Verify online employment eligibility system. At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally withdrew the "no match" safe harbor rule of the Bush administration. The Bush-era "no match" rule gave employers three months to straighten out mismatched […]

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Democrats Seek to Overturn Supreme Court’s Age Discrimination Ruling

Business cheered the Supreme Court’s decision in Gross v. F.B.L. Financial Services that set the bar higher for age discrimination claims by employees. Prior to Gross, employees need merely show in court that age was one factor in their adverse job decision (a firing or passing over for promotion, for instance). Now they must show […]

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Public Support for Unions Slips to Historic Low

Good news comes from Gallup–and the good ol’ American public itself–for those business owners and managers who fear that a tidal wave of unionization will increase their costs and rigidize (is that a word? how about comatose-ize?) their workforces. Public support for unions has plunged to the lowest depths ever–just 48 percent of Americans approve […]

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Site Opposing EFCA Creates ‘Card Checked the Game’

The site called “What Is EFCA?” is pretty gnarly looking, but it’s offering a new take on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) with a somewhat interactive presentation called “Card Checked the Game.” Behind the site and game, evidently, are two groups called Americans for Tax Reform and Alliance for Worker Freedom. No idea who […]

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SEIU Employs Tactics It Wants Outlawed for Employers

Betraying its own selfish interests in trying to castrate business owners when it comes to union organizing, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is now employing the very tactics it wants to outlaw for employers. The Los Angeles Times reports that the SEIU in California is blocking elections at hospitals, nursing homes and other health […]

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Heritage Foundation Asks, ‘What Employer Advantage?’

James Sherk, writing for the Heritage Foundation, has challenged the assertion that current union organizing laws favor the employer over the organizers. He makes these points, and I’m taking the liberty to quote his text directly: In fact, as I have written before, labor law heavily tilts the scales in favor of unions during organizing […]

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EFCA Sponsors Says Card Check May Go Bye-Bye

Senator Tom Harkin, D.-Iowa, says compromise is in order to save the Employee Free Choice Act, specifying that the card check provision will no doubt have to be dropped. "Compromises are going to be made," said Harkin, 69. "It probably won’t be card check [as part of the final law], because too many people are […]

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Obama Billionaire Backers Nix EFCA–Surprised?

Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, was the first Obama-aire to come out against the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act) and its card-check unionization. Now he’s been joined by three other Obama-backing billionaires (did you realize that the Democratic Party has a much higher concentration of voters who make more than $100,000 a year than […]

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Lesson of Japan: Maybe We Do Need EFCA

Japan’s dirty little immigration secrets are starting to come to light, and they’re not pretty. A little history from The Japan Times: Back in the 1980s, “official” Japan became worried that labor was getting too expensive, threatening its manufacturing and exports. Importing cheap labor was at first ruled out as a solution because it would […]

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