Category Archives: WFI Letters

WFI’s Letter to Sens. Harkin and Alexander on Perez Nomination

Workforce Fairness Institute Executive Director Fred Wszolek sent the following letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee opposing the nomination of Thomas Perez for Department of Labor Secretary:   May … Continue reading

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WFI Letter to Senators Calling for Traditional Standard for Determining a Collective Bargaining Unit

Workforce Fairness Institute wrote to Senators, including Senator Isakson, asking them to “restore the traditional standard for determining a collective bargaining unit.” The formation of micro-unions would result in an undue proliferation of units in workplaces and dramatically increase an … Continue reading

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WFI Requests NLRB Inpector General Investigate General Counsel & Board Communication

It was recently disclosed that former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Wilma Liebman engaged in communications with the General Counsel-side of the agency with regard to the unfair labor practice complaint filed by the Acting General Counsel against the Boeing Company. Redacted copies of the e-mail exchanges were recently disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Cause of Action. See Letter dated April 9, 2012 from Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel (by Amber Taylor, Senior Attorney) to Cause of Action. These e-mails reveal that the former Chairman was engaged with the Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon and others on the General Counsel’s side of the agency in devising a strategy to cause more favorable media coverage to the Boeing Complaint and the extraordinary Board order it was seeking, the merits of which the former Chairman could participate in deciding. Continue reading

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WFI Letter To NLRB On Changes To Excelsior Rule

In light of your announced plans, WFI respectfully requests that all the comments received by the Board on its original proposal to amend the Excelsior Rule, both pro and con, be made immediately available on the NLRB’s web site. This will enable the public to be fully informed and further comment on any changes in the rule before they are made. Continue reading

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WFI Sends Letter Concerning Joint Resolution Nullifying “Ambush” Election Rule

WFI Sends Letter to Following Congressmen: Senator Mike Enzi Senator Johnny Isakson Representative John Kline Representative Phil Roe Representative Phil Gingrey Dear Senators Enzi and Isakson and Representatives Kline, Roe and Gingrey, The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) is an organization … Continue reading

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WFI Sends Letter Concerning Keeping Employees’ Emails & Phones Secure Act

Forcing employers to turn over their employees’ personal contact information is not only inconsistent with employees’ privacy expectations; it is also ruinous public policy. Whether to unionize or not is one of the most important decisions an employee will make. It is a difficult question and for that reason, union elections are often contentious with strong feelings being expressed on both sides of the question. Employees need their private space to calmly consider the issue. Continue reading

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WFI Issues Comment Concerning Department Of Agriculture Labor Law Violations Rule Change

The Department has not established the statutory basis for its role in enforcing our local, state and national labor laws and it has not shown reasoned basis for the certification requirement. The rule is bad public policy and should be abandoned. Continue reading

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Justice Department Contradicts Itself On Recess Appointments

“The lengths President Obama will go to payback Big Labor appear limitless. First, he recess appoints Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board without giving the Senate any time whatsoever to conduct its Constitutional responsibility to advise and consent, and next, his Justice Department issues a legal opinion which disputes previous findings from that very same office,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI). Continue reading

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