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Update: The Midterm Elections and the NLRB

Published November 14th, 2014 -

President Obama withdrew his nomination of Sharon Block to replace Nancy Schiffer on the NLRB when Schiffer’s term expires on December 16, 2014. He has nominated Lauren McFerran to the position instead On Tuesday, I wrote that Senate Democrats had to decide ho... More »

The Midterm Elections and the NLRB

Published November 11th, 2014 -

Board Member Nancy Schiffer’s term will expire on December 16, 2014 during the Senate’s lame-duck session, and President Obama has appointed Sharon Block to replace her On November 12, the Senate will begin its lame-duck session, which is the last chance for t... More »

A Labor Reform Proposal Conservatives Should Support

Published July 10th, 2014 -

The touchstone of conservative criticism of unions is worker “coercion” – the idea that individuals who don’t want to be in unions are required to join one if a majority of workers in the bargaining unit votes for one, or at least are required to pay agency fe... More »

What Detroit’s Bankruptcy Plan Means for City Employees

Published March 6th, 2014 -

Background Last summer, Detroit filed for bankruptcy under chapter 9 of bankruptcy code.  This seldom-used provision offers federal ground rules for the City to restructure its $18 billion debt.  Detroit hopes to exit chapter 9 by getting judicial approval of ... More »

Roundup of Reactions to Oral Argument in NLRB v. Noel Canning

Published January 14th, 2014 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning.  The much-anticipated case concerns the scope of the President’s “Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate . . . .” As Ali... More »