Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:49 PM By Donna Puglisi
The two-member Democratic majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a rule that is another step toward dramatically shortening the length of time between when a petition is filed and a union election takes place. The rule will be officially published in the Dec. 22 edition of the Federal Register.
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:32 AM By Donna Puglisi
AIA Contract Documents A Massachusetts Federal District Court Oct. 4 ruled against a “responsible employer ordinance (REO)” in Fall River, Mass., that contained provisions favoring city residents. The ordinance also contained requirements that employers must provide group health insurance and a pension plan or annuity, and maintain an apprenticeship program before being eligible to work on city projects.
Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 1:31 PM By Donna Puglisi
During the last presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama proudly told audiences, “We need to strengthen our unions by letting them do what they do best—organize our workers … That's why I am fighting to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)…We'll make it the law of the land when I'm president.” When Democrats took the White House and held onto Congress in November 2008, Obama’s promise seemed all but certain. However, EFCA, also known as “card check,” met with quick and persistent resistance from both sides of the aisle. The passage of EFCA, which at one time seemed inevitable, stalled and the bill languished in committee for the remainder of the 111th Congress.
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 1:51 PM By Donna Puglisi
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) June 22 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would overhaul the procedures surrounding a secret ballot election in a union organizing campaign, potentially reducing the amount of time between when a petition is filed and elections take place from approximately 40 days to as few as 10 days. The reduction in time before an election could significantly impede an employer’s ability to educate its employees about the pros and cons of union representation.
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:17 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman outlining the most egregious existing, proposed and upcoming federal regulatory activity that is detrimental to ABC members and the construction industry. ABC sent the letter in response to a request by Issa to 150 companies, trade groups and think tanks requesting information regarding regulations hindering job growth in the industry.