State and Federal Issues
(Dec. 23, 2011) - The National Labor Relations Board has published a new rule governing union organizing elections. The new rule is seen as making it more difficult for employers, and especially small businesses, to respond to union campaigns.
Under the current administration, the NLRB has become fairly aggressive in promoting union organizing and more hostile towards employers.
To read about the new Final Election Rule, download this discussion brief (PDF) prepared by Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP.
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce immediately filed suit, challenging the constitutionality of the NLRB’s Final Election Rule. Read about the USCC’s action here.
Working for better transportation, fairer taxes, or less burdensome regulation, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce is leading the effort to improve the business climate for the region’s businesses – for your business. Our priorities include:
- Opposing a state-wide union for child care workers. READ THE CHAMBER'S ISSUE BRIEF.
- Fighting an expansion of the "Bottle Bill." READ THE CHAMBER'S ISSUE BRIEF.
- Improving Route 18 and building the East-West Parkway, opening up the South Weymouth air base for long-awaited residential and commercial development.
- Widening a critical stretch of Route 139 in Marshfield to unlock business growth in the town.
- Helping Hingham realize the economic potential of the Derby Street area without disrupting the quality of life in the community.
- Lobbying to make the state’s data security regulations less of a burden on small business without jeopardizing consumer protection.
- Rolling back the stiff new state restrictions on “independent contractors” that are stifling the businesses of many consultants, freelancers, and start-up companies.