Related Issues: NLRB

Arizona violates U.S. Constitution to attack unions
NYHTC, June 12, 2011 - The National Labor Relations Board filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Arizona on May 6 and announced it expected to file a similar suit against the State of South Dakota within the next several weeks, to challenge recent changes to the two states' constitutions designed to prevent workers from organizing unions, and blatantly violative of the United States Constitution. [more...]

NLRB prepared to sue to protect key provision of NLRA
NYHTC, February 1, 2011 - In a January 14, 2011, press release, the National Labor Relations Board announced it is prepared to bring suit to invalidate amendments in four state constitutions that abrogate a key portion of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board has concluded these amendments restrict the rights available to workers €œand employers €œunder Section 7 of the NLRA, and are thus violative of the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution and cannot legally be applied or enforced. [more...]

Judge orders Chicago Blackstone Hotel to rehire 14 workers
NYHTC, July 16, 2010 - As reported by Crain's Chicago, a federal judge has ruled that management at the Chicago Blackstone Hotel has violated federal labor laws, and must reinstate 14 workers who had been unlawfully terminated. [more...]

NLRB ruling does little to reassure after employer threatens union activist with death
NYHTC, July 16, 2010 - has reported that the Matrix Realty Group, a real estate investment company based in Smithtown, NY, was required by the National Labor Relations Board to post a notice in its office complex in Danbury, CT that stated: "We will not threaten to kill you or to cause you bodily harm because you engage in activities in support of SEIU, Local 32BJ." [more...]

Senate finally confirms two NLRB nominees
NYHTC, July 8, 2010 - According to the Associated Press, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nominations to the National Labor Relations Board of union-side labor lawyer Mark Pearce and Brian Hayes, Republican Labor Policy Director of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. [more...]

Finally, two new members for the NLRB
NYHTC, March 31, 2010 - Among President Barack Obama's 15 recess appointments to various executive branch positions are Craig Becker and Mark Pearce, both of whom were appointed to the National Labor Relations Board. They will fill two of the three long-vacant positions on the board, a development which will enable a large backlog of undecided cases finally to move forward. [more...]

Senate Republicans block confirmation of President Obama’s NLRB nominee
NYHTC, February 16, 2010 - Republican Senators succeeded in blocking a final vote on the appointment of labor lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. [more...]

Labor panel is stalled by dispute on nominees
NY Times, January 14, 2010 - A dispute involving Senator John McCain has left the National Labor Relations Board unable to decide its most important cases. [more...]