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West Virginia Inches Closer to Enacting Right-To-Work Law

Posted in Legislation, State/Local Issues
On Thursday, February 4, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 54-46 to pass the “Establishing West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act,” a measure that would allow employees to opt-out of paying union dues. The Senate, which previously passed the bill 17-16 along party lines, must approve the bill again as it was amended by the House. Governor… Continue Reading

The Road Ahead: Top 10 Labor Issues to Watch in the Back Half of 2015

Posted in Amici Briefs, Department of Labor, Executive Orders, Expedited Elections, Federal Court Litigation, Government Contracting, Government Contracts, House of Representatives, Legislation, Micro Units, NLRA, NLRB, NLRB Decisions, NLRB Rule-Making, Persuader Rules, Representation Elections, Senate, State/Local Issues
1.  Will the Courts Uphold the New Expedited Election Rules? The National Labor Relation Board’s new expedited election rules took effect on April 14, 2015, but not before two lawsuits could be filed seeking to invalidate them in January 2015. The first lawsuit was filed by business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 15, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up
Senate Rejects Attempt to Overturn Specialty Healthcare: Erik Wasson of The Hill reports that the Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee blocked a Republican effort to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s Specialty Healthcare allowing unions to petition for smaller, or "micro", bargaining units. The Republicans’ effort was defeated on a 15-15 vote, with one… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 14, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up
Sen. Graham to Propose Reversal of Specialty Healthcare: Kevin Bogardus of The Hill reports that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will propose a National Labor Relations Board amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill on Thursday. The measure would ban the use of federal funds to implement an August 2011 NLRB ruling, known… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 13, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up, Unions
Business Groups Petition Senators to Overturn Specialty Healthcare: Kevin Bogardus of The Hill writes that more than a half-dozen business groups sent a letter to senators asking them to pressure the National Labor Relations Board to overturn an August 2011 decision that allows unions to form smaller bargaining units. The business group asked the senators… Continue Reading

@LRToday Morning Round-Up: June 7, 2012

Posted in Media Round-Up
Court nixes pay for police doing union work: The Phoenix New Times reports that the Goldwater Institute obtained a preliminary injunction negating collective bargaining provisions allowing Phoenix police union officials to conduct union work while they are on the clock. Under the collective bargaining agreement, union officials are "released" from police duties to conduct union… Continue Reading

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