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

Unions Adopting New Strategies to Rebuild Membership

By Dave Bego
Big Labor bosses are facing the increasing realization that their organizations are rapidly facing extinction. A trifecta of difficulties, consisting of recent revelations of the impact Obamacare will have on union costs and membership, the weakening of support for “Card Check” legislation, and the increasing popularity and passage of “Right-to-Work” laws have the Gasping Dinosaurs very nervous. Union...

TAGS: card check, Dave Bego, Fight for Fifteen, NLRB, seiu, social justice, The Devil at Our Doorstep, Unions

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

OSHA Opens New Door for Big Labor

By Dave Bego
Last week, OSHA joined the ranks of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in furthering the Obama Administration’s push to implement “card check” as pay back for Big Labor’s political contributions and ground game support during the past two Presidential Elections (see past...

TAGS: Dave Bego, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, seiu, Union "Corporate Campaigns"

Big Labor Opposes Employee Incentives

By Dave Bego
Control.  It is the most pressing priority for the leadership of Big Labor. They need to control the masses, and in order to do that they most control the terms of employment, and they must control the benefits of employment. For this reason, the Big Labor bosses oppose employee incentive raises. They create discord and...

TAGS: card check, NLRB