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    Imagine that?

    "Worker rights advocates say the board is making the rulings in an unprecedented way.

    Marni von Wilpert, an associate labor counsel at the liberal Economic Policy Institute, said the board never gave the public a chance to comment on its decision to review these standards and that the cases never directly challenged them to begin with.

    "That’s a precedence that’s really troubling for an agency that’s supposed to uphold workers rights,” she said."

    Labor board burns through Obama-era rules | TheHill


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    Rights ? The new era of labor relations will show workers have no rights.
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    I fear to think what will be left in four years (pretty sure just about nothing).

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    Michael Lotito, a labor and employment lawyer who co-chairs the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler Mendelson in San Francisco, shot back at the criticism, calling it “manufactured howling.”


    “Let’s keep in mind the previous board reversed 4,559 years of precedent. … That’s the unprecedented story here,” he said.


    “The only thing these cases do is return us back to existing precedent. There is no new law here in these cases,” Lotito said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Michael Lotito, a labor and employment lawyer who co-chairs the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler Mendelson in San Francisco, shot back at the criticism, calling it “manufactured howling.”


    “Let’s keep in mind the previous board reversed 4,559 years of precedent. … That’s the unprecedented story here,” he said.


    “The only thing these cases do is return us back to existing precedent. There is no new law here in these cases,” Lotito said.
    The quote of a corporate puppet who's sole priority is to screw labor.

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    Trump’s NLRB Showers Big Business with Gifts, Workers with Coal

    While all eyes were on the tax bill, Trump’s new labor board quickly and quietly undid a number of Obama’s pro-worker reforms.*

    In his first year as president, Trump appointed two new members on the National Labor Relations Board, giving the board its*first pro-business majority*in eight years. By the end of September the Senate had confirmed the appointments of Marvin Kaplan, a Republican lawyer, and William Emmanuel, a corporate labor lawyer. However, nobody expected the new board to take much action until after the NLRB’s Chairman, Philip A. Miscimarra, retired in mid-December and Trump replaced him.

    But*Trump’s federal labor agency pulled off a Christmas miracle.*As all eyes were on the fate of the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut package and Miscimarra on his way out the door on Saturday, the board released a flurry of decisions within 48 hours late last week that overturned a number of pro-worker precedents set by the Obama board.
    http://prospect.org/article/trump-nl...s-workers-coal

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    Donald Trump, Union Buster

    Last week, the NLRB issued a staggering*five decisions*overturning union-friendly rules that the agency had either enacted or strengthened under President Barack Obama. Stacked with a majority of Republican appointees, the board scrapped policies that helped smaller unions organize, bolstered the bargaining rights of franchise employees, and shielded workers from union-busting tactics. And that’s just the start: The board’s new Trump-appointed general counsel, Peter Robb, has*announcedthat he will move to reverse many more Obama-era decisions. This raid on precedent is extremely unusual for an independent agency. It’s also fairly predictable. The Trump administration is engaged in*a full-fledged legal assault on unions*that’s poised to wreak havoc on collective bargaining.

    Beyond the long-term goal of upending labor law to favor employers, the NLRB has a short-term reason for its anti-union blitz. In August and September, Senate Republicans confirmed*Trump’s two nominees*to the five-member board. These new members, who will each serve a five-year term, joined Philip Miscimarra, a Republican whom Trump had previously chosen as chairman, to create a GOP majority. But Miscimarra’s own five-year term was set to*end on Dec. 16. After he stepped down, the board would be deadlocked 2–2 until Trump elevated another nominee (which he’ll do at some point in 2018). The NLRB’s Republicans thus had a three-month window to immolate their Democratic predecessors’ jurisprudence.

    So, with startling speed, the GOP majority laid waste to the decisions that refocused the agency on workers’ rights under Obama. First, the board*overturned*a 2016 decision requiring settlements to provide a “full remedy” to aggrieved workers. Second, the board*reversed*a 2004 decision bolstering workers’ rights to organize free from unlawful employer interference. Third, the board*overturned*a watershed 2015 decision holding employers responsible for bargaining with workers if they have indirect control over those workers’ employment or have the ability to exercise control. Fourth, the board*reversed*a 2016 decision safeguarding unionized workers’ rights to bargain over changes in employment terms. Fifth, the board*overturned*another 2011 decision protecting the prerogative of a group of employees within a larger company to form a bargaining unit.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...or_legacy.html

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    NLRB restores unilateral change doctrine for past practices in Raytheon case

    The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Raytheon subsidiary could unilaterally alter its union workers’ health plan after its collective bargaining agreement had expired because the changes were consistent with past practice.

    In a 3-2 decision on Friday, the NLRB’s Republican majority overturned its 2016 ruling in E.I. duPont Nemours, which said employers must negotiate with unions over changes to employment terms unless they were authorized in the expired contract, regardless of what the established practice had been.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-...-idUSL1N1OJ1QR

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