The NLRB Targets the American Dream

By David Agnew
Summary: The National Labor Relations Board is poised to scrap the long-held legal definition of a joint employer, which has allowed business sectors—including the franchise industry—not only to thrive in recent decades but also to bounce back more quickly from the Great Recession than other segments of the economy. Given the employee turnover in many...

TAGS: National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, seiu

Beware Ambush Elections

By Dave Bego
The U.S. Senate HELP Committee recently contacted me about my experience with labor elections and my insight about how this ruling would harm businesses and employees across the country. This week, the points expressed in my original blog and documented in The Devil at Our Doorstep will be debated and voted upon, as reported in recent headlines...

TAGS: card check, Dave Bego, National Labor Relations Board, Neutrality Agreement, NLRB, The Devil at Our Doorstep

Big Labor's Conundrum

By Dave Bego
Over the past four decades, Big Labor has continued to see its membership shrink drastically as its leaders use the same failed tactics involving forced unionism. The argument that most workers are better off without unions today is supported by the fact that unions now represent approximately 11.3% of the total workforce and 6.6% of the private...

TAGS: card check, Dave Bego, Minimum Wage, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB

Big Labor and Allies Escalate Tactics as Mid-term Elections Approach

By Dave Bego
Activity by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as several of the largest labor unions, over the past two weeks evidences the Obama Administration’s growing anxiety as the mid-term election approaches. The Administration, facing loss of the Senate and ultimate control in...

TAGS: AFL-CIO, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, seiu, Service Employees International Union, United Auto Workers

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

Michigan: One Year Later

By Larry Sand
Teachers union is desperate to hold onto every last unwilling member. A year after Michigan became the country’s 24th right-to-work state, teachers are finding that their union resembles a Roach Motel – it’s real easy to get in, but getting out can be a mother. Just ask Miriam Chanski, a 24 year-old Kindergarten teacher who...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, Bob Chanin, collective bargaining, George Orwell, Larry Sand, Mackinac Center, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, National Labor Relations Board, Right to Work, teachers union

Union Power, Not Worker Welfare, Motivates Attack on Nonunion Employer

By Dave Bego
After battling the SEIU’s Corporate Campaign against my company, and ultimately winning, I firmly believed that I had experienced corruption at its worst. Sadly, I was mistaken. It all began in January 2012 when my company was awarded a housekeeping contract in Kokomo, Indiana, a city that benefited from a major portion of the President’s 2009 Stimulus...

TAGS: National Labor Relations Board, seiu, UAW

Putting “Teeth” in Right-to-Work

By Dave Bego
Having been involved in discussion regarding Right-To-Work legislation in Indiana and Michigan, I can attest to the tireless efforts of grassroots movements – by local businesses in Indiana and concerned United Auto Worker employees in Michigan – to achieve the goal of protecting worker freedoms. Statistical data shows that the implementation of a Right-To-Work law...

TAGS: card check, Dave Bego, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute, Michigan, National Labor Relations Board, Neutrality Agreement, NLRB, Right to Work