Updated January 31, 2013, 7:26 p.m. ET
MELANIE TROTTMAN, Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is advising companies to try to reverse rulings the National Labor Relations Board made against them in the past year, following a court decision that has undermined the federal panel.
The chamber's push, outlined in a memo the business trade group began distributing to its members Wednesday, is the latest fallout from last week's federal court ruling that voided President Barack Obama's three recess appointments to the five-slot labor board....
October 14, 2012, 4:21 p.m. ET, The Wall Street Journal
By LIAM PLEVEN and GREGORY ZUCKERMAN
Surging U.S. oil production is driving down domestic benchmark crude prices and delivering a windfall to some refiners and their investors. But the oil boom is providing little relief for consumers at the pump.
Some Midwest refineries including HollyFrontier Corp. have benefited from surging U.S. oil production. Above, a HollyFrontier refinery in Tulsa, Okla.
U.S. crude production ...<< MORE >>
Two unions that won elections at two El Paso hospitals in 2010 are now trying to get nurses and other workers from Providence Memorial Hospital and Sierra Medical Center to join them.
The National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas, a part of National Nurses United, has a union election scheduled at Sierra today, and ...<< MORE >>
You will recall last June 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed a rule that would alter the union election process and in my opinion, have an adverse impact on employees across the United States. I personally testified to the NLRB in Washington DC that this proposed rule, RIN 3142-AA08, seems to be a clear contradiction to Congressional intent as they refused to endorse similar changes in the failed Employee Free Choice Act legislation last year. In addition to hearing 66 testimonies, the NLRB received more than 65,000 written comments on ...<< MORE >>
Houston, Texas - September 20, 2011
Oliver Bell, founder of the Texas Labor & Employee Relations Consortium (TLERC), announced today that former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Peter Kirsanow will join former Deputy Secretary of Labor Andrew Siff as featured presenters at the October 6th TLERC meeting. The Houston meeting will be hosted by ...<< MORE >>
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Oliver J. Bell, a leading labor relations consultant, is one of about 60 individuals selected to participate in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing process on July 18th -19th to offer public comments regarding recent proposed changes in the union election process.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 12, 2011
Oliver J. Bell, CEO of Oliver Bell, Inc. and founder of the Texas Labor & Employee Relations Consortium believes that despite political pressure, the NLRB must resist indulging the special interests of ...<< MORE >>
Many of you are following the budget challenges and labor unrest in Wisconsin. The popular media question: Is the Governor balancing the budget or union busting?
From all the information we have reviewed... he is balancing the budget but his approach has a significant impact on labor. The real issue is are his actions justified and/or reasonable under the circumstances? Depending on who you listen to, the answer varies. If you accept his (the Governor's) argument ...<< MORE >>
This week's edition of the Labor Relations Update:
One-on-One with Oliver Bell includes 11 articles. We touch on recent happenings in the area of Legal Rulings on EEO and Company Email. We also
discuss Union Organizing and Corporate Campaigns, NLRB Activities, and the recently introduced Secret Ballot Protection Act. Click here for the newsletter.
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This past week, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston Youth of the Year Scholarship Dinner. I spoke to hundreds of kids and parents about the value of education, making good decisions and learning to reach for opportunity (and not just waiting for life to happen to you).
As employers, we have ...<< MORE >>
Mismanaged change or at a poor outcome of ...<< MORE >>