National Labor Relations Board http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27991/all en UPDATE 3-US court rules Obama's appointments unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ruling invalidates NLRB appointments</p> <p>* Also calls into question CFPB appointment</p> <p>* White House says ruling contradicts 150 years of practice</p> <p>By Aruna Viswanatha and Terry Baynes</p> <p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, in a sweeping decision that could limit presidential power to push through federal nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Constitutional law Entertainment Environment Executive branch of the United States government Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739536 at http://www.globalpost.com B.C. business group fears NDP has made up mind on union-certification laws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/bc-business-group-fears-ndp-has-made-mind-union-certificatio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A business group in British Columbia says the labour movement is preparing its members for an NDP government that will change the law to make it far easier for workers to organize into unions.</p> <p>The NDP's current election platform states the party will form a special panel, under the Labour Relations Code, that will recommend changes to allow workers to "freely exercise" their rights join unions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130507/bc-business-group-fears-ndp-has-made-mind-union-certificatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Card check Labor Labour relations Law National Labor Relations Board The Canadian Press Tue, 07 May 2013 11:45:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5832389 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. appeals court strikes down mandate on union rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/us-appeals-court-strikes-down-mandate-union-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Labor Relations Board violated the law when it required U.S. appeals court strikes down mandate on union rightsbusinesses to put notices in their workplaces and on their websites informing employees of their right to unionize, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130510/us-appeals-court-strikes-down-mandate-union-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 11 May 2013 00:51:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5835414 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate Republicans to oppose some nominees for hobbled labour board http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/senate-panel-considers-bipartisan-slate-5-nominees-hobbled-l <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans said Thursday they would not support five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, raising the possibility the troubled agency could be rendered mostly inoperable later this year.</p> <p>The board has already been working under a cloud since January, when a federal appeals court said the president violated the Constitution by filling vacancies on the board through recess appointments without Senate confirmation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/senate-panel-considers-bipartisan-slate-5-nominees-hobbled-l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Recess appointment Senate Social Issues War The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:00:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839101 at http://www.globalpost.com Second appeals court finds Obama recess appointment is unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/second-appeals-court-finds-obama-recess-appointment-unconsti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A second federal appeals court has found that President Barack Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to install a member to the National Labor Relations Board.</p> <p>The ruling by the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia came on the same day that a Senate panel considered a slate of five nominees for full terms on the labour board. Senate Republicans said Thursday they would oppose two of the nominees — Sharon Block and Richard Griffin — because they currently sit on the board as recess appointments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/second-appeals-court-finds-obama-recess-appointment-unconsti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Constitutional law Environment Executive branch of the United States government Government Health Hospitality Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Presidency of the United States The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 20:45:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839688 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. justices to hear presidential appointments case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/us-justices-hear-presidential-recess-appointments-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a closely watched case involving the National Labor Relations Board that raises fundamental questions about the authority of the U.S. president to make appointments without Senate approval.</p> <p>In the court's next term, starting in October, the court will consider whether three appointments President Barack Obama made to the board in January 2012 were invalid because the Senate was not technically in recess at the time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/us-justices-hear-presidential-recess-appointments-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitutional law Environment Government Health Hospitality Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:32:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5865935 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court declines Cablevision stay application http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/supreme-court-declines-cablevision-stay-application <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a Cablevision Systems Corp &lt;CVC.N&gt; request seeking a stay of National Labor Relations Board proceedings in which the company is involved.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/supreme-court-declines-cablevision-stay-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cablevision Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Recess appointment Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:35:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873958 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to submit new labor board nominees to Senate: aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/obama-set-submit-new-nlrb-nominees-senate-aide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amanda Becker and Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As part of its bargain to avert a Senate battle over procedural rules, the White House will nominate two labor lawyers for the National Labor Relations Board, replacing two previous nominees, a senior Democratic aide said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Nancy Schiffer and Kent Hirozawa will be named by President Barack Obama as nominees to the five-member board, which oversees union elections and enforces labor laws, the aide said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/obama-set-submit-new-nlrb-nominees-senate-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Richard Cordray United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:03:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5885695 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama sets new NLRB picks as part of broader deal with GOP on appointees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130716/ap-sources-obama-sets-new-nlrb-picks-part-broader-deal-gop-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Democratic officials say two veteran labour lawyers will be President Barack Obama's new picks to serve on the National Labor Relations Board as part of an agreement to win confirmation for several of his stalled appointees.</p> <p>These officials said Tuesday that Obama intends to nominate Nancy Schiffer, who retired last year as an associate general counsel at the AFL-CIO, and Kent Hirozawa, currently the chief counsel to the NLRB's chairman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130716/ap-sources-obama-sets-new-nlrb-picks-part-broader-deal-gop-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government National Labor Relations Board Technology United States The Canadian Press Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:02:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 5885687 at http://www.globalpost.com Q&A: NLRB, a tiny government agency, plays outsize role in Senate fight over Obama's nominees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/qa-nlrb-tiny-government-agency-plays-outsize-role-senate-fig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - For such a tiny government agency, the National Labor Relations Board played an outsize role in the heated Senate filibuster fight over Obama administration nominations. But the board has long been at the centre of a decadeslong clash between labour unions looking to organize new members and business groups seeking to limit the role of unions in the workplace. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the agency:</p> <p>Q: What is the National Labor Relations Board?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130717/qa-nlrb-tiny-government-agency-plays-outsize-role-senate-fig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Social Issues The Canadian Press Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:32:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 5886549 at http://www.globalpost.com NLRB deal unlikely to affect U.S. Supreme Court case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/nlrb-deal-unlikely-affect-us-supreme-court-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deal with U.S. senators allowing President Barack Obama to make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) without Republican obstruction is unlikely to stop the Supreme Court from deciding a major case concerning his previous appointees to the agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130719/nlrb-deal-unlikely-affect-us-supreme-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:06:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5887922 at http://www.globalpost.com Labor board picks pledge fairness at hearing that comes days after filibuster deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/labor-board-picks-pledge-fairness-at-hearing-comes-days-afte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's newest picks for the National Labor Relations Board sought to assure Senate lawmakers Tuesday that they can be fair and impartial in resolving business-labour disputes, despite backgrounds that include advocating for unions.</p> <p>The comments came at a hearing for Nancy Schiffer, former associate general counsel to the AFL-CIO, and Kent Hirozawa, chief counsel to the NLRB's chairman. The two were nominated last week as part of a deal in which Republicans agreed to end delaying tactics that blocked some of Obama's appointments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130723/labor-board-picks-pledge-fairness-at-hearing-comes-days-afte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:08:34 +0000 The Canadian Press 5891575 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate confirms full slate of labor board nominees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/senate-confirms-full-slate-labor-board-nominees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amanda Becker</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, marking the first time in a decade that the bipartisan agency that oversees union elections and polices unfair labor practices has had a full Senate-confirmed slate of five members.</p> <p>"It's time to ratchet down the political rhetoric that has haunted this agency," Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa said before the votes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/senate-confirms-full-slate-labor-board-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Unfair labor practice Thomson Reuters Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:09:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5898301 at http://www.globalpost.com NBCU's Peacock Productions denies improperly blocking unionization http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/nbcus-peacock-productions-denies-improperly-blocking-unionizati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Molloy</p> <p>NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - NBCUniversal's Peacock Productions says it hasn't done anything wrong in its dispute with the Writers Guild of America East over whether its employees can unionize.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130828/nbcus-peacock-productions-denies-improperly-blocking-unionizati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:16:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5919303 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. labor machinery frozen by government shutdown http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131004/us-labor-machinery-frozen-government-shutdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Carlyn Kolker and Amanda Becker</p> <p>(Reuters) - The federal government shutdown has begun to paralyze the legal machinery that governs many of the relationships between U.S. employers and workers.</p> <p>The National Labor Relations Board, which reviews labor disputes and oversees union elections, is down to just 11 employees - with the other 1,600 sent home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131004/us-labor-machinery-frozen-government-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:55:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5951478 at http://www.globalpost.com