News From: NLRB

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 24, 2019

Deflating the Rat

Inflatable rats and fat cats are a staple of many union protests. However, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb is hoping to use the courts to deflate these props and make their use illegal.

by Kris LaGrange | on May 08, 2019

The NLRB is on the Warpath Against Unions

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was established to stand up for workers, but Trump’s appointees are now on the warpath against unions.

by Guest Post | on Mar 26, 2019

Lawmakers Want Answers About NLRB’s Plans to Outsource Work

This post was written by the IBEW Media Department. Two members of Congress are pushing for answers about the National Labor Relations Board’s plans to contract out its unionized staff...

by Press and Media | on Feb 28, 2019

Democrats Select CWA Lawyer for Spot on NLRB

With a spot open on the National Labor Relations Board for a Democratic pick, Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer has asked the AFL-CIO for a recommendation. Politico has more on who they selected...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 23, 2019

Trump's NLRB: Inflatable Rats Illegal

For decades, courts have held that one of the most iconic images of a union protest, Scabby the Rat, is protected under federal law. The global symbol of worker strife can be found at almost every...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 31, 2018

Trump Makes it Easier to Sue Your Union

Since Trump has changed the National Labor Relations Board, the NLRB has become decidedly more anti-union. We previously told you about how the board is trying to make secondary picketing illegal....

by Guest Post | on Sep 21, 2018

NLRB Moves to Undo Joint Employer Standard

The Republican-dominated National Labor Relations Board took a big step backward on Sept. 13 when it announced it was proposing a new rule on its joint employer standard, a decision that could...

by Brian Young | on May 01, 2018

NLRB Stops Mohawk's Union Busting

The 200 members of Workers United at Karastan have beat back a decertification attempt that sought to bust their 79-year-old union. Beginning in September, Karastan’s parent company Mohawk...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 05, 2018

Trump Wants to Slow Down Union Elections

Three years ago, the National Labor Relations Board took modest steps to streamline, modernize and improve the process by which workers petition for an election to vote on...

by Press and Media | on Jan 26, 2018

The Incredible Shrinking NLRB

In today's Politico Morning Shift, they report on another attack against collective bargaining, this time an attempt by Trump's appointees to restrict NLRB Regional Directors power.