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Labor: New NLRB rules give unions a leg up

If the rules pass, employers will have a harder time preventing unionization.

With college basketball in full swing and the NBA returning later this month, it seems that the Obama Administration is perfecting its own back-door pass when it comes to easing union organizing rules.

By the end of this year, it’s likely that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will approve new rules that will make it easier for employees to join or form unions. It’s an ironic twist considering the Obama Administration’s failed efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would have essentially done the same thing.

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R. Anthony Prather

R. Anthony Prather is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and a member of the firm's national Labor and Employment...

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