NLRB Proposal For Union Elections Could Prove Substantial

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 8:34 am

The National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency in charge of interpreting and enforcing labor law in the private sector, is studying a proposal to change the union election system to make it easier for workers to vote in a union at their workplace. The proposal passed to the next stage of development by a [...]

Holdup of New Union Election Rules a Consequence of Punting on EFCA

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 10:55 am

The failure to pass better rules for forming labor unions during the 2009-2010 period has now shown its full costs. Yesterday, a federal appeals court blocked the more modest union election rules approved by the National Labor Relations Board, on the grounds that the NLRB did not have a quorum when it approved the rules. [...]

NLRB Approves Union Election Speed-Up Rule

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 1:35 pm

The National Labor Relations Board, in what could be one of its final acts before it goes dark due to a lack of a quorum, formally approved new rules that would accelerate union elections. Because there may not be a functional NLRB after January 1, however, there will be no immediate practical effect to this [...]

Obama Nominates Two to NLRB; Confirmation Impossible Without Recess Appointments

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 9:35 am

The Obama Administration, expecting that we’re in an age where the normal rules of politics apply and not an age of nullification, nominated two labor officials for open slots on the National Labor Relations Board. That board will see previous recess appointments expire at the end of the year, leaving it without a quorum and [...]

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