With Trump Nominees, NLRB May Revisit Previous Rulings

With President Trump’s nomination of two pro-business attorneys to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving Republicans majority control, 3-2, observers are speculating that the board will revisit some Obama-era decisions and modify or reverse them. Marvin Kaplan, chief counsel of the independent federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, was approved by […]

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Miscimarra Named Acting Chair of NLRB

President Donald J. Trump has named board member Philip A. Miscimarra acting chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “It is an honor to be named NLRB acting chairman by the President,” Miscimarra said. “I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the board, which is to foster stability and to […]

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President Names Miscimarra Acting Chairman of NLRB

President Donald J. Trump has named board member Philip A. Miscimarra Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “It is an honor to be named NLRB Acting Chairman by the president,” Miscimarra said. “I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the board, which is to foster stability and to […]

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NLRB Reverses Course on College Football Player Unionization

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Board (NLRB) today declined to assert jurisdiction in the case involving Northwestern University football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships. The board did not determine if the players were statutory employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Instead, the Board exercised its discretion not to assert jurisdiction and […]

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NLRA Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

On July 5, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) into existence, and along with it, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On the observance of the law’s 80th anniversary, current NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce noted: Enacted in midst of the Great Depression, the National Labor Relations Act gave workers […]

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NLRB and Columbian Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to promote awareness among Colombian workers, their employers and business owners of their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA covers most private sector workers and […]

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NLRB Bound Volumes of Decisions and Orders Made Available

Since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been published in bound volumes. Since the NLRB’s headquarters in Washington, DC, will be moving to a smaller location this summer, the agency will retain only a limited number of complete sets of […]

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U.S. Chamber Sues to Overturn Quickie Election Rule

Citing violations of the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment and various sections of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Chamber of Commerce of the United States has sued to have the recent “Quckie Election” rule governing unionization efforts overturned. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Dec. 12 promulgated […]

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NLRB Rules Company Emails Open to Employee ‘Protected’ Use

While conceding that companies are not required to provide email systems for their employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that, once an email system is in place, employees must be allowed to use it for “protected, concerted” activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Concretely, that means employees can discuss wages […]

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