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Labor Dispute Turns Into Headache For Obama

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's labor dispute with Boeing Co. is turning into a political headache for President Barack Obama, giving his Republic...

The Plane Truth: Unions Don't Equal Quality

Marty Robins | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

Given the fragility of our economic recovery, I feel compelled to speak out in opposition to well meaning, but potentially disastrous, suggestions for having government tell a private company how to enhance the quality of its output.

The Employee Free Choice Act is Back; The National Labor Relations Board has Awakened a Sleeping Giant

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Keep an eye out for the newly proposed changes to the National Labor Relations Act. They are remarkably similar to the Employee Free Choice Act. The ...

Union Files Complaint Against GOP Senator

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The union representing Boeing Co. workers in Washington state has filed an ethics complaint against Sen. Lindsey Graham, alleging t...

Dave Jamieson

South Carolina Republican: Obama, Labor Board Engaged In 'Regional Warfare' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans escalated their attacks on the federal labor board under Obama Friday afternoon, as House Oversight Committee Chairman Darre...

House Committee To Hold Boeing Hearing In South Carolina

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Republican-led House committee plans to hold a June 17 hearing in South Carolina on a federal board's suit alleging the Boein...

NFL's Day in Court

Andrew Brandt | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

On Friday the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals will be the epicenter of the two-year battle between the NFL and its players. Both sides appreciate the gravity of this proceeding, filing lengthy legal briefs championing their respective positions.

The NBA Legal Playoffs

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 07.27.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The real American game has always been business, played for centuries with winners and losers along the way. The National Basketball Association has repeatedly claimed that it is a loser at this market contest.

Dave Jamieson

Company Unfairly Fired Worker Over His Facebook Posts, Say Feds | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced today that it has filed a complaint alleging that a Chicago-area car dealership wron...

Sarah Palin and Boeing CEO Tell Government Who the Boss Is

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

What can a democracy like ours do when giant companies say, "Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules! We don't got to pay you no taxes!" and "We will...

Less Rhetoric and More of the Law in the NLRB's Boeing Action

Christopher Corson | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Christopher Corson

The complaint that the National Labor Relations Board issued against the Boeing Company on April 20th has touched off a storm of comment and controversy, much of it wrong. We need to get past rhetoric and look at what the case is really about.

Ryan Grim

NLRB: White House Muzzled Us In Budget Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Republicans targeted the budget of the National Labor Relations Board last month, the agency shot back, warning that such cut...

The Bullying Style in American Politics

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Prolonged and systematic attacks on any group in an effort to take away their rights, voice, and respect in society are a hallmark of the bullying style in American politics.

Ryan Grim

GOP, Dems Team Up To Beat Back Anti-Union Measure | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sixty House Republicans joined with every Democrat to beat back an anti-union amendment on Thursday that would have defunded the National...

Changing the Rules for Workers

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

It's no surprise that Republicans are up to their old games. Having successfully blocked efforts to strengthen the right of workers to organize, they now want to stop workers from learning their rights too.

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.

Labor Board: Employers Can't Fire Workers Over Facebook Statements

New York Times | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused ...

Do the New NLRB Rules Really Help Workers Organize?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

A series of rules have been proposed recently by the NLRB that improve the rights of workers on the job. The rule changes by the NLRB have been hailed by organized labor as great triumphs that will promote the right to organize.

Federal Labor Agency Vows To Speed Review Of Possibly Illegal Firings

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal agency that oversees union elections plans to speed up its review of cases where employees are fired during union organ...

Action: Give Workers a Fair Deal and Bring Netroots Nation Convention to Providence

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The outcome of a labor dispute in Providence will directly decide whether the Netroots Nation conference will bring approximately $2 million in economic activity to our area in 2011.

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.

The F Word: Unifying Labor Post-Stern

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The announcement this week that labor's maverick leader, Andy Stern, is stepping down -- "very soon" in the words of a colleague -- creates a void in the country's labor movement at an awkward time.

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.

After Waiting 14 Months Obama Finally Chooses To Show Up, Govern

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

After being in office for 14 months President Obama is finally choosing to begin to govern the country. Today, for example, he finally decided it would be a good idea to put a few people into vacant offices.

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 ...