NILRR Weekly News Clips May 24, 2013
blogs.tennessean.com, May 23, 2013
Tennessee was among the leaders in U.S. manufacturing resurgence during the first quarter of 2013, with a nearly 5 percent gain in jobs over the same period last year, according to a report from IHS Global Insight.
Labor Union Report Online, May 23, 2013
Now that Barack Obamaâ€™s union appointees at National Labor Relations Board have been found to be unconstitutionally appointed by two Circuit Courts of Appeal, union bosses are apoplectic at the possibility that the NLRB will be effectively shut down in August when union attorney Mark Pearceâ€™s term as Chairman of the NLRB expires.
The Volokh Conspiracy, May 23, 2013
Respondent in NLRB v. Noel Canning, 12-1281, the case seeking review of the D.C. Circuitâ€™s judgment invalidating the Presidentâ€™s recess appointments of several NLRB members, has filed its brief respecting certiorariâ€“five days early, no less, probably to ensure the Court has time to consider the case before leaving for summer recess. As anticipated, respondent does not oppose certiorari, noting the case â€œpresents a constitutional question of extreme importanceâ€ (Noel Canning Br. 9) that warrants Supreme Court review. That position is not a surprise: The Noel Canning case was brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has an interest in not simply preserving its victory in the D.C. Circuit, but in achieving definitive nationwide resolution.
The Hill’s Congress Blog, May 23, 2013
Itâ€™s a stunning admission: the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to the 2012 election. But equally stunning is who the IRS wasnâ€™t targeting: a federally funded labor union front group that was boasting publicly of its lobbying activities while failing to report them to the IRSâ€™s bookkeepers.
Government Executive, May 22, 2013
A bill to require more transparency in the practice of â€œofficial timeâ€ — when public sector union officials receive taxpayer funded salaries and work in government offices — cleared a House oversight committee Wednesday.
Moneynews.com, May 24, 2013
When President Barack Obama pushed his healthcare overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law â€” problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.
Wisconsinreporter.com, May 23, 2013
Thatâ€™s how Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association sums up a proposal that would bring cops and firefighters under the provisions of Wisconsin collective bargaining reforms â€“ the same requirements by which their public sector brethren are bound.
Investor’s Business Daily, May 23, 2013
Texas outperformed every other state in the nation on jobs and growth over the past decade, according to the latest annual report on state economic performance released Thursday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Michigan came in dead last.
Washington Examiner.com, May 21, 2013
Joseph Hansen, president of the 1.3 million member United food and Commercial Workers, has an op-ed up in the Hill today in which he pleads with the White House to alter the Affordable Care Act â€“ aka Obamacare â€” to keep it from undermining UFCW membersâ€™ insurance.
Pelican Post, May 20, 2013
On Tuesday the Jefferson Parish School Board will meet to consider approving a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Jefferson Federation of Teachers (JFT). The board elected not to renew the CBA last year, opting for individual contracts with teachers.
620wtmj.com, May 20, 2013
Did you know that some of the reporters who have covered things like Act 10 and the Palermo’s labor dispute are, themselves, union activists?
Brian Fraley takes on the Journal Sentinel’s policy of letting the AFL-CIO’s embedded reporters cover labor-management issues.
nationalreview.com, May 20, 2013
The IRS may be â€œan independent enforcement agency with only two political appointees,â€ in the words of White House press secretary Jay Carney, but its employees are represented by a powerful, deeply partisan union whose boss has publicly disparaged the Tea Party and criticized the Republican party for having ties to it.
The Corner, May 22, 2013
Los Angeles, Americaâ€™s second-largest city, elected a liberal Democrat as its new mayor yesterday. But the fact that winner Eric Garcetti was opposed by public-employee unions is a hopeful sign for the cityâ€™s future.