Hallelujah It’s no secret that the for-profit charter school industry is like the Wild West when it comes to being able to do just about anything they want. Michigan is one of the most permissive states in the country when it comes to oversight of charter schools and there are miscreants out there taking full advantage of that in order […]Read more ›
President Obama smacks down Republican attempt to block new NLRB rule making it easier for workers to unionize
Last December, the National Labor Relations Board issued a new rule to “modernize and streamline the process” of forming a union. The new rule: Provides for electronic filing and transmission of election petitions and other documents; Ensures that employees, employers and unions receive timely information they need to understand and participate in the representation case process; Eliminates or reduces unnecessary […]Read more ›
ACTION: Panera Bread uses Natl. Labor Relations Review Board dysfunction to exploit bakers trying to unionize
Over a year ago, Panera Bread bakers along the I-94 corridor Michigan voted to form a union. The parent company refused to recognize the union, forcing the workers to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demanding that the company recognize and bargain with their union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). The NLRB ruled for the workers. However, due to a decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB overturning President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB, Panera Bread has refused to comply.
Click through for more details and information about June 21st rally to support the Panera Bread bakers.Read more ›
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Really, Republicans, why are you wasting our time?
In a typical anti-union move by Republicans, they have submitted a Senate resolution (S.J. Res. 36) that would reverse a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule that will speed up workplace votes on the formation of unions.
President Obama issued a statement today saying he will veto this legislation if it reaches his desk.
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Yesterday, I wrote about President Obama giving recess appointments first to Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and then to three National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members. In a blockquoted piece from Talking Points Memo was this tidbit: On the unprecedented nature of the appointment, McConnell and Boehner have a decent case. Both parties have […]Read more ›
As I predicted earlier this morning, President Obama has made three recess appointments in addition to Richard Cordray to be Director the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. All three are to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): Sharon Block, Member, Terence F. Flynn, and Richard Griffin. These appointments are extremely important because without them, the NLRB cannot act. On anything. The […]Read more ›
In the lastest edition of “We Can’t Wait” or, as I have come to think of it, “Screw you, Republican obstructionists”, President Obama today made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s […]Read more ›