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ALG - Expert comment available on NLRB court decision 


June 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Americans for Limited President Nathan Mehrens today in a joint oped published at praised the outcome of a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturning the 2012 false recess appointments by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when Congress was not even in recess.


"With the question of when a recess occurs now settled, the NLRB will be forced to reevaluate decisions it made during the period for which it had no legal quorum. As a result, the Board will likely have less time over the next couple years to interfere in the workings of our economy, and this is a good thing," wrote Scott and Mehrens in the oped.


The two called on Congress to act on legislation, The Protecting American Jobs Act, that would "move the adjudicatory functions of the NLRB to the U.S. courts and take away the Board's power to prosecute unfair labor practices."


As Scott and Mehrens explained, "The NLRB's actions have been problematic for America's job creators for too long. The Board, under the National Labor Relations Act, has the power to adjudicate 'unfair labor practices,' acting as a type of judiciary for handling issues between employers and labor unions."


These quasi-judicial proceedings, the oped argues, allow the Board to facilitate the organization of labor unions at the expense of private employers, with the overreaching powers to act as prosecutor, judge, and jury against those companies.


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ALG urges passage of JOBS Act 


March 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging passage of the JOBS Act being introduced in the House of Representatives:

"Americans for Limited Government strongly urges passage of the Republican Study Committee's JOBS Act.  The JOBS Act is comprehensive legislation that unleashes private job creators through overturning the Obama Administration's regulatory assault on the American workforce.

"The JOBS Act stifles Obama's War on Coal creating a low cost energy future that is needed to build a robust U.S. manufacturing sector which isn't dependent upon government subsidies for success.  The Act also strips away the rogue National Labor Relation's Boards capacity to serve as prosecutor, judge and jury on employment law cases, a power that has created profound workforce uncertainty for employers who seek to follow the law.  The House of Representatives should pass the JOBS Act without delay."

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ALG's Daily Grind - Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change 


Jan. 21, 2014

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change
NLRB to investigate the nation's leading retailer's treatment of about 60 employees who participated in Black Friday "strikes" against the retailer.

Maybe the rent is too damn high
Which is a bigger problem for the poor: Low incomes or the high cost of living?

Dorfman: Free markets unquestionably help the poor
"If a country wants to get richer, policies that enhance economic freedom are good ones to follow."


CEI Today: Online gambling, Obamacare marriage penalty, Internet taxes, and an NLRB ambush election

Tuesday, December 11, 2013
In the News Today


The Hill: Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s futile war on online gambling

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is not known for modesty. So it was fitting the recent announcement of his plans to push for a federal online gambling ban is making headlines. Adelson, who said his “moral standards” compelled him to act, is launching an advocacy group, the Coalition To Stop Internet Gambling, to portray the activity as a threat to vulnerable populations such as low-income players and minors. Not only is he wrong, but his proposed ban would cause harm to the very groups he claims to want to protect. > Read more


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Michael P. Tremoglie: Obamacare's Marriage Penalty

Being married is expensive - and not just for the usual reasons. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Hans Bader - and others - it is an expensive proposition as far as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) premiums and taxes are concerned.

Bader maintains that there is a discriminatory treatment of married versus unmarried couples. For proof he cites the Kaiser Family Foundation's (KFF) ACA premium calculator.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader


One News Now: As year comes to end, debate goes on for Internet sales tax

Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says he is very skeptical of the Marketplace Fairness Act. "It's an attempt to solve, I think, a legitimate issue but it's the wrong approach," says Radia. "It would, in many respects, create many new hassles and set a precedent for future taxing authority that goes beyond the borders of a jurisdiction.

"Even a small Internet seller could be subject to an audit by "any or all of those states" that have a sales tax, adds Radia.
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia


Monday, the National Labor Relations Board’s savvy legal maneuver takes the labor agency one step closer to finalizing its ambush election regulation. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
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CEI Today: Controversial NLRB appointee, elitist NYT attack on cars/suburbia, and global warming before the Supreme Court 

Thursday, October 31, 2013
In the News Today

NLRB GENERAL COUNSEL IMPLICATED IN EMBEZZLEMENT COVER-UP Congressional Scorecard Update–Richard Griffin Confirmation

Tuesday, the Senate voted 55-44 to confirm Richard Griffin as the National Labor Relations Board general counsel, with Senator Lisa Murkowski as the sole Republican to vote to confirm Richard Griffin. The near party-line vote on Richard Griffin’s confirmation is representative of the political divide in Congress today.

Now Griffin has been confirmed as the NLRB’s general counsel, and again circumvented Senate inquiries. Griffin was able to avoid debate over his confirmation because Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has moved for a cloture vote.

And there is good reason why Reid and the Obama administration has done this. Mr. Griffin has never had to publicly comment on being named in a federal complaint filed last October by 10 members of IUOE Local 501, which alleges Griffin was complicit in a cover-up of a scheme to embezzle funds from the local union.
> Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


NYT Jane Brody’s Uninformed Attack on Cars and Suburbia

While at a conference where participants discussed the wannabe social engineers cum urbanists’ war on automobility and housing affordability, Jane Brody’s broadside against Americans’ “dependence on automobiles” and suburban living was published by the New York Times.  Unfortunately, Brody has fallen for one of the popular but incorrect urban elitist tropes about cars and the suburbs:

Long commutes are killing us! Urban cores are healthier than the suburbs! Low-density living is just fattening us up for self-slaughter!
> Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner


Forbes: Will Supreme Court Review Of Greenhouse Rule Take Air Out Of EPA Regulatory Overreach?


In a Supreme Court case on the EPA's greenhouse gas rule, the court could make EPA mothball its big plans to impose greenhouse permitting requirements on new and modified power plants, steel mills, cement production facilities, paper and pulp factories and other large industrial installations. That would validate criticism that the agency is bent on expanding its power regardless of the law. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis




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CEI Podcast for Oct. 30, 2013: Bringing Transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

George Mason University law professor and Mercatus Center senior scholar Todd Zywicki discusses his paper, “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Savior or Menace?”