National Labor Relations Board

Government set to file labor complaints against Wal-Mart

Government set to file labor complaints against Wal-Mart

Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year. The National Labor Relations Board announced that its general counsel, Richard Griffin, found merit in charges that the retailer unlawfully threatened employees in California and Texas with reprisal if they engaged […]

Senate approves FBI director

Senate approves FBI director

Senate leaders are hoping to push three of President Barack Obama’s labor nominees through the chamber, a day after giving him the FBI director he wanted. Senators planned to vote Tuesday on ending delays that have blocked approval of Kent Hirozawa to join the National Labor Relations Board. Democratic leaders were hoping that by day’s […]

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Reid heads for rules showdown in Senate

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would help President Barack Obama win confirmation for some of his nominees for posts overseeing workers’ and consumers’ rights. But the changes might strip future senators of their prized ability to delay action. Reid, D-Nev., planned to continue his push to let […]

Federal court slaps down Obama for recess appointments

Federal court slaps down Obama for recess appointments

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, a decision that could curtail the president’s options in filling vacancies. Obama, frustrated by Republican opposition to his nominees, made the three “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board […]