Manufacturing News and Trends

Legal challenges mount to Obama pro-union picks for labor board

Controversy ensued after President Obama dodged the Senate confirmation process by filling the National Labor Relations Board with three recess appointments.

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Labor board adopts new rules on ‘quickie’ union elections

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board approved a set of rules designed to speed up the union-election process and hinder employer efforts to fight that process. [Read more…]

Labor board OKs speedier union elections

The National Labor Relations Board approved a resolution that essentially handcuffs employers and provides an easier path to unionization of employees.

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Labor board delays union-rights notice

The National Labor Relations Board has pushed back the deadline for posting a controversial union-rights notice in the workplace.

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How — and why — latest labor board ruling affects mfg.

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled on a nursing-home union and “bargaining units.” What’s that got to do with manufacturing? You’d be surprised.

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NAM: Regs cause uncertainty, stifle job creation

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently announced a major media campaign targeting the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its “aggressive agenda” the group says is hurting job creation. [Read more…]

NAM sues fed board over union poster rule

The National Association of Manufacturers has decided to take the National Labor Relations Board to court over a mandate that requires employers to post union information at the workplace.

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Deadline approaches for union notices

The National Labor Relations Board has announced a final rule on the so-called Notification of Employee Rights.

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Labor board makes ‘unprecedented’ ruling on employee complaints

The National Labor Relations Board just handed down a decision that gives employees new – and expanded – rights to complain about pay and working conditions.

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Federal board rules unions can picket ‘neutral’ employers

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that unions can picket your business even if you have no dispute with the unions, or can picket your customers if there’s a dispute with your company.

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