|June 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
On March 25, 2009, four House Democrats introduced a bill that would create a new federal insurance fund to provide employees with up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave each year.
In late April, less than 100 days after his term began, President Obama appointed a pair of union-side labor lawyers – both Democrats – to fill two of the three vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Most of the current focus among pro-management advocates is on the card-check provisions of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). But don't lose sight of the fact that Congress is considering several other pro-labor legislative proposals that warrant scrutiny. One such proposal is the Patriot Corporations of America Act of 2009 (PCA) which, as drafted, provides employers with a Hobson's choice. One thing is clear: if enacted, the PCA will render EFCA moot with respect to the goal of increasing the success of union-organizing drives.