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Dave Jamieson

AFL-CIO Brings Major Labor Official On Board | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO announced Tuesday that Craig Becker, a former appointee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will be returning to t...

Dave Jamieson

Inviting Fury From GOP, Obama Doubles Down On Recess Appointments | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Doubling down on President Barack Obama's bold recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, t...

Does the National Labor Relations Board Even Matter?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

With President Obama's appointment of Lafe Solomon as the new NLRB General Counsel this month, people in labor are hoping that perhaps the federal body will finally enforce labor laws.

Bennet Dodges the Card Check Question, Again (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will not give a straight answer on whether he supports card check, which would eliminate a secret ballot ...

NYU Graduate Employees File for Union Recognition, Hope to Overturn Bush Era Ruling

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Graduate employees at NYU hope to become the first union of its kind at a private university since they were stripped of federal labor law protections by Bush appointees in 2004.

Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments: A Flexible Economy Needs a Nimble Labor Board

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Any effective jobs strategy in America requires an efficient and functioning NLRB. An ineffective NLRB is bad for American workers, and it is bad for American business, too.

Jason Linkins

NLRB Recess Appointments Supported By John Roberts, Opposed By John McCain | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since 2008, the National Labor Relations Board has struggled on with only two out of the five members it is supposed to have. And so, it hasn't been ...

If EFCA is DOA, Why Is the Chamber Still Lobbying Against It?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Why is the Chamber of Commerce still lobbying on the Employee Free Choice Act if it's considered dead? Because they want to crush the ability of organized labor to shape the agenda on labor law.

Is Obama Hanging Workers Out to Dry?

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The war on Obama's labor nominees is far bigger than any one person named to any one position. It's about the public perception of unions, and the GOP's success at demonizing unions and their members.

Vacancies Threaten National Security: After Recess, President Obama Demands Senate Action

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Republican Senators holding important national security and justice positions vacant while extorting provincial pork must be exposed and shamed.

No Deal!

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

A deal made this week with the Republican minority means that the Obama administration's National Labor Relations Board appointees will remain unconfirmed, and that working Americans are left in the cold.

Why the NLRB Matters: Becker Filibuster a Slap to the Middle Class

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

True, most Americans have no idea what the National Labor Relations Board is or what it does. But if we don't know we've been slapped, we feel the sting nonetheless.

Bennet Votes To Block Craig Becker Filibuster As Jane Norton Goes On Attack

POLITICO | DAVID CATANESE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) stood with organized labor Tuesday on a tough vote over the Obama administration's nominee for the National La...

Jason Linkins

Hatch: Super-Minority Is 'The Will Of The Senate' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama appointed a man named Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Since Becker does not plan to have the sort of National Rela...

Michael Bennet's Labor Problems: Senator Votes Yes On Obama Nominee As Unions Endorse Dem. Rival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a tough vote in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, Michael Bennet sided with Democrats and labor by voting to end a filibuster of an Obama nominee to the N...

Mike Enzi Butchers 'Blagojevich' In Senate Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) butchered the pronunciation of disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's name Tuesday. Enzi's flub came during a f...

Ryan Grim

Carl Levin: Filibuster Could Fall 'After Massive Conflict On The Floor' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans made a persuasive case for abolishing or reforming the filibuster on Tuesday night when they blocked a routine nomination to the Na...

Recess Appointments: Obama Prepares to Implement "Yes We Can!"

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

President Obama can and should fill federal vacancies with the stroke of his pen. In this time of crisis, history may judge harshly if he fails to do so.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Won't Demand Filibusters Though 'Calculus' Different With Scott Brown | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration acknowledged on Thursday that its political "calculus" will change later that day with the seating of Senator Scott Brown (R-...

How Union Pensions Will Challenge Our Economy, And Other Reasons to Avoid Card Check

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Our nation will soon be hit by another economic tsunami. Behind the union bankrolling of the 2008 elections are union pension obligations that will ba...

Obama's Pro-Union Nominations to Labor Relations Board Stalled

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

By Dmitri Iglitzin and Steven Hill A pitched battle is taking place behind closed doors over the Obama administration's appointments to the National...