03.31.2014 in Featured, Politics by NetRight Daily 34

Unions coming to college football?

By Nathan Mehrens You may have heard that President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just decided that college football players can unionize. So what does this mean for the future of college sports? A Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that football players at Northwestern University that receive scholarships are “employees” of the university under […]

02.24.2014 in Featured, Politics by NetRight Daily 18

The disintegration of the First Amendment

By Rick Manning A version of this article appeared at Breitbart.com. The Obama Administration has engaged in an unprecedented assault on the First Amendment which is accelerating as he expands the reach of government using regulatory powers well beyond their legal limitations. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall famously wrote in McCulloch v. Maryland, one of our nation’s foundational legal […]

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change

By Rick Manning Organizing Walmart has been the Great White Whale for Big Labor for the past twenty years.  Now, thanks to Obama appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Big Labor is having some life breathed into their efforts. The most recent decision revolves around the NLRB’s decision to investigate the nation’s leading retailer’s treatment of about 60 […]

12.02.2013 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 2

Black Friday: Lessons from Walmart

By Rick Manning Retailers know that the Friday after Thanksgiving has been the traditional bellwether for whether the year is going to be profitable. So do labor unions and their organizers, which explains why groups like the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union among others are planning “strikes” and protests at non-union Walmart stores in an attempt to […]

NLRB: The little labor board that could… destroy your job

By Rick Manning The Obama Administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the wool over the eyes of naïve Senate Republicans in agreeing to pull back two objectionable appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in exchange for the dropping of any filibuster threat against replacement nominees. Within 24 hours of the deal, President Obama submitted two new […]

07.18.2013 in Featured, Politics by Nathan Mehrens 19

Supreme Court will decide fate of checks and balances

By Nathan Mehrens A version of this article appeared on WashingtonExaminer.com. President Obama’s January 2012 decision to unilaterally declare the Senate in recess and install three Members to the National Labor Relations Board stands as one of the most egregious usurpations of power in our history. Using a purported power under the Constitution’s recess appointment clause, the President steamrolled the […]

NLRB’s naked overreach: Lying about legitimacy

By Brad Tidwell If there’s any overarching theme to be found from the Obama Administration’s last few years in office, it’s the “we can’t wait” theme. The Obama administration has never been long on patience, oversight or precedent when it comes in opposition to their plans. One of the best examples of this has been the actions of the National […]

NLRB board member Richard Griffin allegedly covered up embezzlement at a major labor union

Lachlan Markay has the story: A recent lawsuit filed in a federal court in California alleges that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Richard Griffin was complicit in a scheme to cover up embezzlement at a major labor union by terminating employees who attempted to expose the effort. The allegations appear in a lengthy complaint filed against the International Union of […]

11.23.2012 in Big Labor, Politics by Brad Tidwell 0

Walmart Fights UFCW to Keep Black Friday from Going Dark

Guest post from UFCWMonitor.com For months, the UFCW and their subsidiary group, OUR Walmart, have been making noises that they’ll be striking at Walmarts across the country during arguably the biggest retail day of the whole year- Black Friday. Now Walmart is finally fighting fire with fire, and taking legal action against the UFCW: Wal-Mart filed an unfair labor practice […]

05.14.2012 in Big Labor, Politics by NetRight Daily 0

NLRB Election Rule Overturned for Lack of Quorum

AMEN! From the Labor Relations Institute: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia just ruled that the NLRB lacked a valid 3-member quorum to adopt its “ambush election” rulemaking in December 2011. You can read the decision here. Since Member Brian Hayes refused to participate in the actual vote on the rule, the Court ruled that this prevented […]

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