"President Visits Union Strongholds" -- Wall Street Journal
When Boeing Co. was battling the National Labor Relations Board over a plan to open a nonunion plant in South Carolina, President Barack Obama distanced himself from the dispute, saying the NLRB was an independent agency.
"Sixty-Five Representatives File Challenge to NLRB's Ambush Election Rule" -- Committee on Education and the Workforce press release (Our piece on the Senate resolution here.)
Today, House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) joined Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) to introduce a resolution (H.J. Res. 103) under the Congressional Review Act that will block the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) December ambush election rule. Sixty-five representatives supported the resolution upon introduction.
"SPEEA files grievance with NLRB against Spirit AeroSystems" -- Wichita Business Journal
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace on Thursday filed a case with the National Labor Relations Board claiming that Spirit AeroSystems Inc. did not negotiate the implementation of a new employee performance program.
"NLRB Wrong On Union Ruling, Grocery Chain Tells DC Circ." -- Law360 (subscription)
The National Labor Relations Board slipped up in finding that Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. had unlawfully interfered with union activities, and imposed too punitive a remedy, the Tesco PLC subsidiary told the D.C. Circuit on Thursday.
"Piggly Wiggly: Competition led to cuts in hours"-- Sheboygan Press
Piggly Wiggly Midwest officials said Thursday that they were responding to growing competition in the grocery business last fall when they cut hours, wages and benefits for 19 union employees at the company's south-side Sheboygan store.
"AMR Unions seek early retirement incentives" -- CBS Dallas-Fort Worth
Two major unions at American Airlines are asking the company to offer incentives for workers to retire early as a way to reduce planned layoffs.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Transport Workers Union made separate early-out offers to the company on Wednesday. The pilots’ union, which stands to take the lightest hit from layoffs, did not join in the proposals by the other unions.