More NLRB Articles

  • NLRB rules against McDonald's in major labor law case

    In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.

  • Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

    Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.

  • NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions'

    In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."

  • For Obama's labor policy, no setback is permanent

    Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

  • Volkswagen's not waiting around for Big Labor

    Do Volkswagen officials really want their Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to have a unionized workforce? Or are they just going through the motions to keep Big Labor appeased while they expand the current facility?

  • Media Matters staff votes to unionize

    After months of sometimes bitter wrangling between the staff and management, workers for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America voted Monday to join the Service Employees International Union. "I am thrilled that the employees at Media Matters have chosen to join us at SEIU...

  • After the Supreme Court's decision on recess appointments, a celebration of checks and balances

    The goal of our political system is not to create a government that works, but to create a society that works.

  • Obstructionism is patriotic

    Three cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder?

  • Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments bolsters John Boehner's effort to sue President Obama

    Liberals have consistently dismissed as political posturing any charges by Republicans that Obama has violated the U.S. Constitution by frequently bypassing Congress. But the decision in the NLRB v. Noel Canning case shows that there's more to the GOP's claims than liberals care to acknowledge.

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: SCOTUS slams recess appointments

    The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday to put major limits on the president's power of appointment when Senate lawmakers are in recess. The case stems from a disagreement over several appointments made by President Obama to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012.

  • More than a thousand NLRB cases potentially voided by Supreme Court

    National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB. 

  • Supreme Court deals blow to Obama on recess appointments

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority to make government appointments while the Senate was in recess, saying the upper chamber was in session when the president put members on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012.

  • Senate actions on NLRB, filibuster rule drain Noel Canning ruling of impact

    In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.

  • Supreme Court throws out NLRB appointments, along with the decisions they made

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid because they occurred during a 'pro forma' session of the Senate.

  • Keep an eye on the Supreme Court this week for important decisions

    Some of the most important cases argued before the Supreme Court this term are still left undecided. Opinions are set to be released on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and June 30, the last day of the term. Here's a list of cases left to be decided that could have major impact on a wide range of...



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