Springfield, VA (March 1, 2012) – Today, the National Right to Work Foundation announced the addition of John Raudabaugh, a former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member and labor and employee relations attorney.
Raudabaugh was nominated to the NLRB by President George H. W. Bush, serving from 1990 to 1993. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding labor law reform and card-check unionization drives.
Raudabaugh also has extensive private sector legal experience, most recently at the Washington, D.C. office of the Nixon Peabody LLP law firm. He has served as an adjunct professor of labor law at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and Emory University Law Schools.
Raudabaugh will split time between the Foundation’s Springfield offices and Ave Maria Law School, where he will hold the Reed Larson Professorship of Labor Law. The Professorship was jointly established by the Foundation and Ave Maria to offer courses on workplace litigation and employee freedom.
“John Raudabaugh brings a wealth of experience and a passion for protecting employee rights to our legal aid program,” said Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation. “He’ll also be training a new generation of attorneys at Ave Maria to stand up for freedom in the workplace.”
In addition to his academic duties, Raudabaugh will help Foundation staff attorneys craft legal strategies to protect and expand employee rights. He will also author “NLRB Watch,” a new regular feature on the Foundation’s website aimed at monitoring the Board’s impact on employee freedom in the workplace.
“With John’s help, our experienced legal team will continue to expand the Foundation’s efforts to help employees whose rights have been abused by compulsory unionism,” continued Mix.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, assists thousands of employees in around 250 cases nationwide per year.