Executive Labor Summary - July/August 2011

In this issue: Breaking news . . . Wilma Liebman’s term expires!; Employers must post notice explaining employees’ right to organize; Boeing trial not yet off the ground; Not all social media complaints about work are protected; How about that! Election set aside because of union’s unlawful promise; No back pay for illegal immigrants; What?! Reinstate workers who “threatened” a supervisor?; “Quickie election” proposal gets more than 30,000 comments; Gov. Haley is vindicated; That had to hurt — SEIU intimidation manual revealed; UAW is rolling along; Unions turn to town hall meetings by phone; and Union pays big, apologizes for sending “stinky” mailer.

Breaking news . . . Wilma Liebman’s term expires! – NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman’s third term expired midnight Saturday, August 27. A Clinton appointee, Liebman was on the Board 14 years and was strongly pro-union. Meanwhile, ultra-pro-union Craig Becker’s recess appointment will expire at the end of the year. We’ll keep you informed on the political maneuvers and machinations, but we expect the Republicans in Congress to do what they can to avoid giving President Obama the opportunity to make any more recess appointments. If Liebman and Becker are gone and not replaced, the Board will be left with only two members – Mark Pearce, a Democrat, and Brian Hayes, a Republican – and no authority to issue decisions. Pearce has been designated the new Chair.

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