Reining in the NLRB

Established under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that oversees union elections and unfair labor practices. Congress intended the NLRB to function as an impartial arbitrator mediating disputes between unions and businesses. Under President Obama, the NLRB has instead consistently proposed and enforced rules that favor labor unions over both workers and employers. Labor unions often have goals that do not line up with the desires of workers, such as expanding union size, revenue, and power regardless of its effect on workers. The NLRB stifles job creation and undermines workers’ rights.

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Reining in the NLRB: Empowering Workers Not Unions

Background: Established under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that oversees union…

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Federal Judge Puts the Brakes on DOL’s “Persuader Rule”

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By Matthew Lipina In a report published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last Monday, the business-oriented group documents the rise of ‘Micro-Unions’ and suggests…

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Business Owner Sentinel Strategy Call 10/19/16

Yesterday, conservative business owners from across the country joined together for our monthly Heritage Action Sentinel Strategy call. During the call we discussed ongoing legislative efforts to…

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94 percent of Union Members Never Voted for a Union

According to the latest research conducted by labor regulation expert James Sherk, at The Heritage Foundation, only 6 percent of unionized workers ever voted for…

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Graduate Students Next on NLRB’s List for Union Expansion

Guest Blog: Natalie Wyman This summer, the National Labor Relations Board will decide a case that will determine if graduate students can bargain as a…

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NLRB Limits Employer Hiring Options by Eliminating Employer Consent in Unionization Process

Guest Blog: Natalie Wyman Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued yet another invasive decision that further limits employers in favor of…

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DOL’s New “Union Persuader” Rule May Be Unconstitutional

Earlier this week, a Federal District Court Judge named Sam Cummings placed a temporary hold on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “union persuader” rule due…

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New Labor Rule Makes Business Owners Responsible For Workers They Didn’t Hire

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new interpretation of the joint employer standard is undermining the ability of business owners to maintain control of their…

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Federal Court Upholds NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule

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Employee Rights Legislation Gains Significant Traction on Capitol Hill

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Federal Regulations Cost over $62 Billion so far in 2016

As of January 1, 2016, federal regulators finalized 112 new rules totaling $62.73 billion in compliance costs and over 14 million hours in paperwork. Last…

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Judge Merrick Garland Not a Friend to Small Businesses

President Obama’s decision to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is not being received well by the National Federation of Independent Business (NIFB).…

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