Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgFebruary 1, 2011 / Issue No . 1-11
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Labor Relations
President Submits Nominations to Fill NLRB General Counsel and Board Member Vacancies
NLRB Embarks on Rulemaking; Proposes Mandatory Posting of Employee Rights
Collective Bargaining Yields Lowest Increases in 25 Years
Open Shop Contractors to Meet During AGC Convention
Carpenters and Operating Engineers General Presidents to Speak at AGC Convention
Construction Union Density and Weekly Earnings Both Decline in 2010
A Company May be Liable for Delinquent Benefit Fund Contributions and Withdrawal Liability of Another Company Under Certain Circumstances
USCIS Issues New I-9 Handbook Following AGC-Attended Meeting on I-9 Usability
Labor Departmentís Wage and Hour Division to Refer Claims for Investigation to Private Attorneys
Professional Development
Improve Your Team with Executive Coaching
Extraordinary Leadership: Moving Managers from Good to Great
AGCís 2011 HR Professionals Conference and Training, Education & Development Conference to be Co-Located in Kansas City, Missouri
AGC Provides Davis-Bacon Training
Labor Relations
President Submits Nominations to Fill NLRB General Counsel and Board Member Vacancies

On January 5, Pres. Obama nominated Democrat Lafe Solomon to be general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board and Republican Terence Flynn to be a member of the Board.  The nominations have been sent to the Senate for confirmation.

Solomon has been serving as acting general counsel since the previous general counsel, a Republican appointed by Pres. G. W. Bush, resigned last June.  He is a long-time, career attorney with the Board.   While some of his recent actions – such as an initiative to strengthen penalties against employers that commit unfair labor practices – have raised concerns in the business community, he is believed to be an acceptable candidate as compared to other individuals reportedly considered for appointment.

Flynn currently serves as chief counsel to Board Member Brian Hayes, the only Republican currently serving on the Board.  Prior to that, he served as chief counsel to Republican Member Peter Schaumber and as a labor lawyer in private practice.  He is believed to be a good candidate by AGC and others in the business community.  His appointment, if confirmed, will bring the Board back to a full complement of five members.  The Board has been operating with only four members since Schaumber’s term expired in August.

For more information, contact Denise Gold, Associate General Counsel, at (703) 837-5326 or
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