EFCA’s death took place last week in Arkansas. Exactly 10,407 voters killed it — the margin of victory incumbent Blanche Lincoln gained over union-backed Bill Halter in Arkansas’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.

Lincoln early on expressed serious concerns over EFCA. Labor decided to defeat her (to make an example of her) by spending $10 million

Senators Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin, members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, spoke at the 20th Jackson Lewis Corporate Counsel Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 13. Senator Harkin said at an IAM conference held a few days before that EFCA was his top priority.  We asked Senator Hatch during our

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’s comments at the AFL-CIO annual meeting last week confirmed speculation that, with or without the resolution of health care legislation, President Obama will announce his recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board when Congress breaks for the Easter recess. While this effectively could preclude Becker from

The American Bar Association is meeting this week in Puerto Rico while the AFL-CIO holds its mid-winter meetings in Orlando.  EFCA and the state of union organizing have drawn the attention of both groups.

Fred Feinstein, former General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, spoke at the Bar Association meeting.  He thinks EFCA in

Immediate action called for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Becker nomination to the NLRB. See Chamber’s release below.  Additional information about the possible impact of this appointment will be found in several recent Jackson Lewis EFCA and Labor Law Reform blog. If you would like to discuss the significance

The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on the Craig Becker nomination to the NLRB on February 2 at 4:00 p.m. (http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2010_02_02/2010_02_02.html).  The Committee will then consider him and we expect Becker’s nomination will be approved and likely referred to the full Senate for confirmation.  Senate Democrats may try to rush Becker’s confirmation vote

Some years ago, a seasoned observer of the Washington scene commented to me, “A month is a lifetime in D.C.” I was reminded of this truism last week when Scott Brown was elected. 

The “EFCA is coming” crowd finally breathed again for the first time in months. Even IAM President Buffenbarger had said EFCA was a “dead

Workplace discrimination on the basis of an employee’s support for, or opposition to, a labor organization has been unlawful since 1935, when the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed.  One exception to this principle of non-discrimination:  In non-right-to-work states, such as Massachusetts and California, an employee can be required to pay union dues under

In an op-ed article published in The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kaminski related the latest development in the schism between Andy Stern’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) affiliate United Healthcare Workers (UHW) and Sal Rosselli’s National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). 

Mr. Kaminski discussed accusations that SEIU threatened workers with deportation and tampered with secret