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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 ...

Hey, Union-Busters: We'll Give You a Supermajority

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's great that Sen. Johnny Isakson and his fellow conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate now back the supermajority concept that the Employee Free Choice Act achieves through "card check."

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.

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

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...

Who Is Really "Anti-Business"?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why is the president saying he doesn't "begrudge" multimillion dollar bonuses when so many Americans are falling into poverty? Because he doesn't want to be perceived as "anti-business."

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...

NLRB Still Broken: After Nearly 20 Year Battle, Workers Die Before $12 Million Settlement Reached

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Even under President Obama, the gridlocked National Labor Relations Board is still broken in responding to anti-union abuses.

Stella D'Oro's No-Win Solution

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

It was as though the economic realities carried no resonance with these workers of the world. They failed to comprehend the most basic linkage between management's needs and their lives.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Betting Against the American Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Unionization is how the middle class re-emerges. America could do without a few filthy-rich boys lolling on yachts in the Mediterranean.