During the Obama Administration, appointees to the Board aggressively pursued extreme changes to well-established labor law. The Board issued countless rules and decisions that overturned decades of precedent and upended labor relations. These efforts by the Board represent an all-out effort to increase the number of dues-paying union members without regard to the negative impact the Board’s actions would have on employees, employers, and the economy.
Four actions were particularly destructive for employees, employers, and the economy:
Throughout the Obama presidency, CDW fought against these attacks on workers and businesses through litigation, legislation, and the regulatory process. With the new administration underway, CDW is looking forward to working with a new Board to advance policies that protect the rights of employees, foster the American Dream, and strengthen the economy.
In February of 2014, the NLRB issued a proposed rulemaking imposing “ambush” elections on employers and employees. The rule drastically changes the process for union representation elections in which employees vote whether or not they want to be represented by a union.Read More
The NLRB has expanded the definition of a “joint employer,” used to determine when a business should be considered responsible for the labor practices of another.Read More
Organized labor is pushing the NLRB to make sweeping policy changes aimed at increasing union membership rolls.Read More
In 2005, the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act, or EFCA, was introduced, which would have replaced secret ballot elections as the method for determining whether or not employees want union representation with “card check.”Read More