Subverting Majority Rule

Regulations and new orgs could ease unionization efforts, radically alter American labor law
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A former member of President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) warned policymakers Wednesday that unions and Obama’s labor appointees could undermine the principles of worker choice by transforming U.S. labor law.

Cease and Desist

NLRB orders UFCW to stop ‘restraining and coercing employees’ while protesting
Most of the Walmart black friday protesters did not work at Walmart

The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against a major union for using front groups to stage disruptive Black Friday protests in a Michigan Walmart.

Divisions of Labor

FEATURE: College athletes speak out against unionization
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Brandon Kerns knew he was hurt the second he contested the pass. He felt like a dog—a big one—had latched on to the back of his leg. A hamstring. Not the type of injury a man can will himself through, but then, not every man has the chance to play starting cornerback for a Division I college football team. Kerns was putting in 30 to 40 hours per week lifting, practicing, rehabbing, and watching film. He spent as much time studying coverage as he did studying business and his goal was in reach. Except that hamstring.

Workers Sue to End Collusion Between Big Labor and Big Business

VW employees ask federal judge to intervene in efforts by VW and UAW to unionize Tennessee plant
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

Autoworkers who voted down a United Auto Workers (UAW) unionization attempt at a Volkswagen (VW) plant are asking a federal judge to end collusion between the labor union and the car company.

Ambushed

Republicans, labor experts criticize NLRB for pushing ‘ambush election’ rule
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House Republicans and labor experts criticized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for proposing election rules that favor unions during a Wednesday hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee.

UAW Appeals Historic Loss in Tennessee

Appeals process could drag out union election for years
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The United Auto Workers (UAW) union asserted in an appeal to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed Friday that Republican public officials and union opponents unfairly influenced workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant that rejected the union by a 53-47 percent margin on Feb. 14.