Friday the 13th was unlucky for the National Labor Relations Board. A Federal District Court for South Carolina ruled on Friday that the NLRB overstepped its authority by issuing a rule requiring employers to post notices. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. NLRB, Case No. 2:11-CV-02516-DCN (D.S.C. April 13, 2012), Judge

The first challenge to President Obama’s recess appointments, which was an attempt to bootstrap the issue to a federal lawsuit targeting the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) notice-posting rule, has come and gone.
Continue Reading A New Challenge to President Obama’s Recess Appointments in Federal Court Means a Decision on the Constitutionality of the Appointments is Getting Closer

We reported yesterday about the decision in the federal District Court for the District of Columbia which upheld the NLRB rule requiring a posting about union organizing rights. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit who were challenging the posting rule filed an appeal Monday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In the appeal, the National Association of

The Columbus Dispatch reported on February 14, 2012 that a majority of Ohioans responding to a recent poll believe Ohio should become a “right-to-work” state. In most respects, federal law, not state law, governs collective bargaining and union membership. But, “right-to-work” legislation is one area in which states have successfully regulated union rights.
Continue Reading Poll Says Ohioans Support “Right-to-Work” Law

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), held its hearing Wednesday, February 7, 2012 titled, “The NLRB Recess Appointments: Implications for America’s Workers and Employers.”
Continue Reading The House Committee on Education and the Workforce Vows to Continue Its “Aggressive Oversight” of President Obama’s Recess Appointments and Future Actions Taken by the “Obama” NLRB

When we left off, numerous business groups had lobbed the first attack at President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) by adding it to their pending lawsuit challenging the NLRB’s highly controversial “Notice Posting Rule,” set to take effect on April 30, 2012.
Continue Reading The Saga Continues…While the NLRB Fights Back and Gets Hit Once Again, Congress Gets in on the Action

On Wednesday, the NLRB General Counsel’s Office issued its second report on social media cases that have been brought to it for advice by regional directors.
Continue Reading NLRB General Counsel’s Office’s Second Social Media Report Still Leaves Questions Regarding Social Media Policies Unanswered