The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved President Donald Trump’s two nominees to the federal government’s top labor arbiter on Wednesday.
The White House intends to fill the final vacancy at the National Labor Relations Board with a member of the conservative Federalist Society, which would give Republicans control of the labor regulator for the first time in a decade.
Employers can now find themselves liable for unfair labor practice charges for text messages sent to workers during union organizing campaigns after a historic ruling by the nation’s top federal arbiter.
The Trump administration may give Republicans a majority at the nation’s top federal labor regulator for the first time since 2007.
The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution when he maintained an acting agency appointment after the Senate refused to confirm him.
Labor groups have enjoyed greater success in organizing campaigns since the Obama administration implemented controversial union election rules that shortened election timelines.
The Senate voted to roll back an Obama executive order that would have shut out businesses undergoing labor disputes from obtaining federal contracts.
The nation’s top labor arbiter struck down a Michigan union’s attempt to skirt right-to-work laws in a bipartisan ruling.
President Donald Trump elevated the National Labor Relation Board’s lone Republican member to be chairman of the nation’s top labor arbiter after eight years of Democratic control.
A labor group filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Trump Winery without receiving any complaints from workers, just months after lodging a complaint against the Trump campaign.