Articles by Mike Eastman

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New Report Casts Further Doubt on Labor Department Proposed Regulations

Two proposed regulations have generated significant controversy because of the dramatic new paperwork and recordkeeping burdens imposed (well over $2 billion per year), without sufficient evidence that they will actually increase employment.

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House Attempt to Stop EEOC Overreach Under Attack

The EEOC said its revisions under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) were only to “conform” the regulations with current Supreme Court interpretations, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Chamber Lawsuit Argues Against Out-of-Control NLRB Election Rule

It's clear the NLRB is well on its way toward implementing an aggressive pro-union agenda.

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Recess Appointments Actually Weaken CFPB and NLRB

Consumers, businesses, and the economy will suffer from the incredible uncertainty created by this political stunt.

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NLRB Approves Ambush Election Rule

Today, the National Labor Relations Board advanced a pro-union rule on ambush elections. From The Hill: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted Wednesday to move forward with portions of a controversial union election rule after the board’s lone Republican member showed up to registe

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Department of Labor Overreaches on "Persuader" Rule

Here are portions of the Chamber’s comments in response to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to change the interpretation of the “advice” exemption under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), aka the “persuader rule:”

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Chamber Urges Labor Board to Withdraw Ambush Election Rule

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted public comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to the Board’s proposal to significantly alter the processes used for holding union representation elections. At a time when all government agencies should be focused on creating

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Social Media Becomes a Federal Issue

Most employers had probably never considered the interaction of labor law and social media until the NLRB’s general counsel filed a complaint last fall against a Connecticut ambulance services company after it discharged an employee who had made disparaging remarks about her supervisor on Facebo

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Democracy When It’s Convenient and Revisionist History

Organized labor is blaming Congress’ failure to reach agreement on legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration on “effort[s] to overturn a new rule making union elections among rail and airline workers more democratic.” What they are referring to is a provision included in the H

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NLRB's Invisible Hand Will Hold Back Business

Two op-eds came out today criticizing the National Labor Relations Board's opposition to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane production line in South Carolina. In a column appearing in The Daily Caller, Philip Miscimarra, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, reminds