The Obama Administration, expecting that we’re in an age where the normal rules of politics apply and not an age of nullification, nominated two labor officials for open slots on the National Labor Relations Board. That board will see previous recess appointments expire at the end of the year, leaving it without a quorum and unable to function. The two appointees would fill the Democratic spots on the board.
|By: David Dayen Thursday December 15, 2011 1:10 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 30, 2011 4:30 pm|
The Machinists union reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Boeing, in a move that probably ends the dispute over moving a factory from Washington State to South Carolina, which prompted action from the NLRB against what they saw as an illegal labor violation.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 10, 2011 8:04 am|
Sen. Lindsey Graham openly threatened the National Labor Relations Board before they filed a complaint against Boeing for illegally moving their plant from Washington state to South Carolina, according to notes taken by the NLRB’s general counsel, Lafe Solomon.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 29, 2011 2:59 pm|
Just to get back to this drive for regulatory reform that you’ll see from the House GOP over the next several months, with spending de-emphasized, take a look at Eric Cantor’s memo on the upcoming agenda from the chamber. About 80% of it concerns repealing “job-destroying regulations,” which suddenly have become the core reason for the lack of jobs. I thought it was all about runaway spending, but I guess that was last week.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday June 29, 2011 4:02 pm|
President Obama was asked today about the decision by the National Labor Relations Board with respect to Boeing, and you can see his answer in the video. He said that the NLRB is an independent agency and that there’s a pending judicial matter. “So I don’t want to get into the details of the case. I don’t know all the facts. That’s going to be for a judge to decide.”
However, he then spoke broadly about the fact that corporations need to have the “freedom to relocate,” although they have to follow the law, and that if that relocation occurs in the United States, “that’s a good thing.”
|By: Bill Egnor Monday June 13, 2011 8:05 am|
The crux of this dispute: Was Boeing’s decision to build their new plant in South Carolina just a case of the company wanting to be assured that there would be less union activity, and thus less chance that strikes would delay the production of the 787’s? Or was it done to weaken the power of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the union representing 25,000 Boeing workers?
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday November 9, 2010 1:15 pm|
This is why it’s nice to have a Democratic majority on the National Labor Relations Board: workers get rights. The National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employee can safely discuss work issues with their co-workers on Facebook without fearing punishment by their employer.
|By: bmaz Wednesday July 7, 2010 7:45 am|
Yet another recess appointment proves the sham and fraud that was the Obama White House handling of Dawn Johnsen’s nomination to head the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday June 17, 2010 1:35 pm|
In a 5-4 decision issued this morning, the Supreme Court ruled that more than 600 cases decided by two members of the National Labor Relations Board are invalid and will need to be re-opened. That means more than two years’ worth of work by the NLRB is out the window, leaving thousands of workers in limbo.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday June 3, 2010 5:00 pm|
National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Ronald Meisburg will resign from his post before the end of June, about two months shy of the official end of his term. Yesterday, the law firm which Meisburg plans to join, Proskauer Rose LLP, trumpeted his hire in a press release. The firm, and Meisburg, are quite shameless about the revolving door problem, it seems. Not only did Proskauer Rose brag about the hire, but it gleefully reported that the addition of Meisburg will allow its management clients to better fight the “activist role” of the “Obama NLRB.”