Glenn Spencer


  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    For aficionados of labor law, the past four years will long be remembered. Between the epic failure of Card Check, an activist National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or the Board) continually pushing the envelope, and dramatic changes in state policies, there has been no shortage of excitement and turmoil.  Some undoubtedly hoped that the 2012...
  • Monday, May 21, 2012
    No matter where you stand on the issues, it would be hard to deny that 2012 has been an extraordinary period in the arena of labor law.  Recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a plethora of litigation, escalating acrimony over regulations and battles at the state level have made it a year like no other.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2012
    When Congress passed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “a better relationship between labor and management is the high purpose of this Act.” The law created the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as an “independent quasi-judicial body” to hear cases and render decisions when...
  • Monday, October 24, 2011
    Ask just about anyone in America today what they view as the top issue facing the country and you’re likely to hear one word: jobs. With an unemployment rate stuck above nine percent, the question of how to create more jobs is indeed a pressing one.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    At a town hall meeting on May 11, the President urged America's employers to "step up" and start hiring more workers. Perhaps that statement should have been amended to clarify that this hiring should take place in particular locations and among particular workers. This is the message being sent by the National Labor Relations Board's...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Organized labor's prospects looked bright at the start of the 111th Congress. The crown jewel of their agenda, the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) looked primed for passage. But celebration soon turned to despair, as opposition to EFCA proved broad-based and bipartisan. Ultimately, the 2010 elections put a stake in the bill.