Monthly Archives: January 2011

House Ok’s Bill to Head Off Card Check in VA

Virginia’s House has passed a bill to preclude efforts to make easier workplaces to unionize. The bill passed 63-32 Friday seeks to prevent “card check” from being put in place administratively by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Card Check Fight Escalates

Attorneys general in four states joined together to say they’ll fight back if the federal government carries out its threat to file lawsuits over the states’ new constitutional amendments that require secret-ballot elections before a company can be unionized.

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States Rebuff Federal Threat Over Union Laws

Four states are vowing to fight the federal government in a bid to preserve state measures that guarantee workers the right to secret ballots in union elections.

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Pick for Labor Board Opposed by Businesses

Some of the same business groups President Barack Obama is courting with his regulatory review and support for a corporate-tax overhaul said Thursday they would fight his renomination of former union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Obama renominates radical union lawyer

If President Obama is going all centrist and bipartisan, why did he re-nominate radical union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, especially after his first nomination was blocked by Republicans and even a few Democrats in the … Continue reading

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Becker Renominated to Labor Board

Craig Becker, a Democrat on the U.S. National Labor Relations Board who has been criticised by business groups for his ties to unions, was re-nominated by President Barack Obama to serve until 2014.

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Recess Appointments Renominated in New Session

Barack Obama spent Tuesday night telling the American people that he understood the midterm message as the electorate demanding that Democrats and Republicans need to work together in the final two years of his term as President.

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Obama Launches New Fight Over Nominees

President Obama has triggered a new fight with Republicans by re-nominating two controversial officials to key administration posts.

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