Posts tagged Obama Era
U.S. labor board eyeing changes to Trump-era union election rules
June 23, 2022 // Proposed election rules could come as soon as September Trump-era rules seen as harming unions Agency also eyeing expanded rights for contract, franchise workers A set of rules adopted by the board in 2020 changed certain deadlines and other procedural requirements, with the effect of drawing out elections for additional days or weeks. A longer election process is typically seen as a disadvantage to unions.
Sanders hearing: Federal contractors are guilty until proven innocent, keep workers in the dark on rights
May 4, 2022 // U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, wants to stop workers from knowing about their rights and also go back to the days of employers being guilty until proven innocent. The Senate Budget Committee Chairman will hold a hearing Thursday asking “Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”
Ranking Member Foxx, RSC Chairman Banks, Rep. Allen Lead Amicus Brief Supporting Independent Contractors
February 10, 2022 // Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC), RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN), and Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) led a group of House Republicans in filing an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in The Atlanta Opera, Inc. 371 NLRB No. 45 (2021). This case comes as the Democrat-controlled NLRB is set to consider upending established precedent on classifying independent contractors. The brief argues that the standard for classifying independent contractors, which emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurial activity, must be upheld and that changes under the National Labor Relations Act must come through Congress.
NLRB considering overhaul of test for approving smaller unions
December 7, 2021 // The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday called for input on whether it should revive an Obama-era standard making it easier for unions to organize small groups of employees within a workplace, which had been sharply criticized by trade groups.