NLRB Expands Reach, Scope of ‘Protected Concerted Activity’

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) extends workplace safeguards to employees' "protected concerted activity" in discussing wages, hours and working conditions, a protection that was generally thought to be confined to union organizing. Thus if a worker were fired for discussing a union issue with other employees, that could be considered a […]

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Card Check: Canada Rejects It, We Covet It

It’s funny–and illustrative–that Democrats in the U.S. have always ached for the liberalism of our northern neighbor, which is one reason why I’ve been warning on these pages that health care reform, Demo-style, is nothing but a Trojan Horse for socialized medicine a la Canada. However, on one crucial issue, our U.S. liberals are not […]

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Labor Begins Big EFCA Drive, Descends on Capital

The AFL-CIO descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday in support of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), bearing a petition with a claimed 1.5-million signatures. The laborite love fest came a few days after Vice-President Joe Biden said “welcome back to the White House” to his union cronies and pledged support for the EFCA. However, though […]

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What Exactly Is Free Choice?

One big labor law change anticipated in the Barack administration is enactment of the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), but like the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy, Roman nor an empire, does the EFCA really embody freedom and choice? For those on the business side of things–company owners and managers, et al.–the […]

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