Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lawffice Links - Some labor news

A few labor stories of interest:
  • Long-rumored, but official as of yesterday: Andy Puzder withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor. He had a slew of problems, including a housekeeper who worked for him illegally, advertising campaigns for his burger joints that were perceived as sexist, many viewpoints that conflicted with those of the prior administration's DOL, allegations (since recanted) of domestic abuse, and he he was reportedly not enjoying the nomination process. 
  • You may recall some controversy when President Obama's NLRB went after Boeing for allegedly "deciding to transfer a second airplane production line from a union facility in the state of Washington to a non-union facility in South Carolina." The NLRB later dropped the case.