NLRB Unleashes Flurry of New Rulemaking Initiatives

By Dave Bego
After a period of relative quiet, a recent flurry of rulemaking initiatives by the the National Labor Relations Board evidences the current Administration’s intent on satisfying big labor leading up to the crucial 2014 mid-term elections. Ambush Election Rules The NLRB originally adopted this rule in 2011,  but the D.C. Circuit Court rejected the rule...

TAGS: card check, Corporate campaign, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB

Right-to-Work States Beware

By Dave Bego
Right-to-Work states need to take heed of several recent events, which are prime indicators of big labor’s intent to revitalize its sagging membership roles and the administration’s intent to support them. The most recent event was Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Ken Cuccinelli in last weeks Virginia Governor race, where the Unions Poured Millions of Dollars to...

TAGS: Corporate campaign, Right to Work, seiu

Big Labor Feels the Pressure

By Dave Bego
Now that two cases concerning forced unionism have made it to the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket (see “The Devil at My Doorstep” Introduced to the Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court: An Opportunity to Protect Fundamental Freedoms), it appears big labor’s Gasping Dinosaurs are becoming even more desperate in their attempts to avoid extinction. Events transpiring in the past several weeks make...

TAGS: card check, Corporate campaign, Dave Bego, Neutrality Agreement, seiu

CEQA Debate Rule No. 1: Do NOT Mention Union “Greenmail”

By Kevin Dayton
“Here’s the plan: pretend that unions aren’t exploiting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as a tool to obtain labor agreements. Maybe no one will notice.” Supporters and opponents of CEQA reform are straining to avoid this uncomfortable subject as influential Democrats in the California State Senate prepare to introduce an alleged reform of CEQA...

TAGS: A Move to Put the Union Label on Solar Power Plants, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo, California Energy Commission, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE), CEQA Reform, Clark Construction, Corporate campaign, corporate campaigns, Greenmail, Labor Coalition’s Tactics on Renewable Energy Projects Are Criticized, Laborers Union (LIUNA) Local No. 783, Lorena Gonzalez, San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, UNITE HERE Local Union No. 30

Right to Work: A Basic American Freedom

By Dave Bego
Recent polls indicate Americans are fed up with Big Labor’s schoolyard bully tactics and utilization of taxpayer money to support political candidates and liberal agendas. Additionally, Americans are tired of government deficits driven by public sector pay, overblown benefits, and restrictive work rules. Americans, including union rank and file members, are tired of Big Labor’s...

TAGS: Corporate campaign, Neutrality Agreement, Right to Work