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From the category archives: National Labor Relations Board (N.L.R.B.)

National Labor Relations Board (N.L.R.B.)

ABC Opposes NLRB's Joint Employer Ruling Uprooting Decades-Old Standards

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case.
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EMPLOYERS TAKE HEED NLRB Ambush Election Rule Effective April 14, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board’s ambush election final rule goes into effect tomorrow, April 14, 2015.* Under the final rule, the amount of time between when a union files a representation petition and an election takes place will be dramatically reduced from the current average of 38 days. The shortened time period for union elections will place a premium on rapid response by employers to union organizing activity.

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CM/GC Issue in Idaho

You might recall that last week the ABC Idaho Government Affairs Committee, along with some members of the CM/GC Task force met in person and via conference call to discuss some proposed changes to the new Idaho CM/GC law that ABC will attempt to move forward this session.
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Obama NLRB Appointments Declared Unconstitutional

On June 24, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority in 2012 when he made temporary appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during congressional recess. The "recess-appointments" have been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Read the rest of entry »

NLRB Appointments Confirmed

On July 31, 2012, the Senate confirmed five members to the National Labor Relations Board.For all business and especially for Merit Shop contractors, the majority spells continued trouble ahead - ABC expects that Pearce, Hirozawa and Schiffer will use their majority on the Board to further the radical agenda we have seen over the last four years.  This likely means a new Ambush Election rule, and intrusion of micro unions into new industries, along with a new very anti-business  Read the rest of entry »

ABC Criticizes President for NLRB Recess Appointments

ABC Jan. 4 criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes.  
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