NLRB Articles


Labor’s Wishful Thinking

Unions are no panacea for low-income workers.
Sep 14, 2015

As inconvenient as it may be, the forces of supply and demand are difficult to counteract—especially in labor markets. The Obama administration has exerted much effort attempting to do so over the last seven years, and it has yet to succeed. 

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Obama Poised to Veto GOP Bill Overriding Labor Board Rule

1:00 PM, Mar 20, 2015

On Thursday, the House voted to override a rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), implemented last year, that allows unions to hold elections to organize a workforce in as little as eight days.

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In Noel Canning, Another Unanimous Defeat For Claims Of Unchecked Power

9:05 AM, Jun 27, 2014

Two and a half years ago, President Obama tired of the Senate's refusal to confirm several of his nominations. Dissatisfied with the Constitution's general requirement that the president make appointments only after receiving the Senate's "advice and consent," he chose a more direct route.

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Supreme Court Knocks Down Obama's Unconstitutional Power Grab

12:34 PM, Jun 26, 2014

In NLRB v. Noel Canning, whatever the differences between the bare majority of five justices led by Justice Breyer and the four dissenters for whom Justice Scalia wrote, there is no question between the contending sides that President Obama acted unconstitutionally in making three ostensible recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

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After the Filibuster

The coming war over presidential appointments
Feb 24, 2014

President Obama and Senate Democrats have gone to great lengths to secure the appointment of executive-branch officers and judges and thus help advance his policies and programs. Obama has made recess appointments in a way no president before him did, an action now being challenged in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which offers the Supreme Court the first occasion in its long history to opine on the until-now obscure recess appointments clause.

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Obama’s ‘Recess’ Appointments Declared Unconstitutional

4:20 PM, Jan 25, 2013

Today, President Obama’s belief in a “living Constitution” came up against a ruling that enforced our fixed Constitution.  A 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously declared Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board to be unconstitutional.  In making those appointments when the Senate was still in session, Obama sought to do an end-around that deliberative body — a move made all the more striking by the fact that the Senate was, and is, controlled by his own party.

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Miguel Estrada's Revenge

Appeals court rules Obama NLRB appointments invalid.
2:07 PM, Jan 25, 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that President Obama's January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and invalid. Bloomberg reports:

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Video: Nancy Pelosi Supports NLRB Decision Telling Boeing Where to Build Factories

10:16 AM, Oct 29, 2011

Maria Bartiromo asks Nancy Pelosi a few pointed questions on the oppressive regulatory environment. The minority leader says she has no problem with the National Labor Relations Board's decision to tell Boeing it can't build a factory in South Carolina:

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NLRB Bill Passes House

9:27 PM, Sep 15, 2011

The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, which simply "prohibit[s] the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance," passed the House of Representatives today, 238-186. Eight Democrats voted for the bill, including seven Blue Dogs, and seven Republicans voted against it.

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New Romney Ad Focuses on Right to Work

But will Mitt try to compete in South Carolina?
2:01 PM, Aug 24, 2011

A new web ad released today by the Romney campaign highlights Mitt Romney's support for right to work laws. In the video, a paper company owner in New Hampshire explains how a union forcing his employees to join would hurt his business. Watch the video below:

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Sen. Jim DeMint: President has Stocked NLRB with 'Union Thugs'

11:16 AM, May 27, 2011

Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., sat down for an interview with Coffee and Markets, a podcast hosted by Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech. When asked about the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to keep Boeing from building a factory in his state, DeMint had some exceptionally harsh words for the NLRB:

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Not a Single Dem Senator Will Support Effort to Curb NLRB After Boeing Overreach

12:45 PM, May 19, 2011

I've pounded this drum good and hard, but here's another stark reminder that, thanks to hundreds of millions in campaign cash, the Democratic party is basically a subsidiary of organized labor.

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Happy Hour: France's National Disgrace

6:00 PM, May 17, 2011

Matt Welch on why Bernard Henri-Levy is "France's National Disgrace." And a bonus reminder from Jonah Goldberg on BHL's amazing self-regard.

Over 100 pages of threats to Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have been released.

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Harry Reid: The Founding Fathers Would Support Telling Boeing Where They Can Build Factories

4:30 PM, May 11, 2011

Many people in the business community and in Congress are up in arms over the National Labor Relations Board's attempt to tell Boeing that they can't build factory in South Carolina. This was Harry Reid's response to their protests:

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Happy Hour: Live by Big Government, Die by Big Government

6:00 PM, Apr 25, 2011

Mitch Daniels is still toying with our hopes.

How hard is it for the President to find a pastor that isn't egregiously political?

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NLRB Wants to Dictate Boeing Manufacturing Practices

11:53 AM, Apr 21, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has been running amok to do favors for organized labor under Obama, is now trying to tell Boeing where it can manufacture planes:

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