NLRB Mulls Suing Four States Over Secret Ballot Measures

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and subsequent amendments and revamps such as the Taft-Hartley Law, union organizers collect signatures on cards from workers at a company, which they can then submit to the owner to certify the union or send  to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRF) to certify them for a union […]

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NLRB Upholds First Four of Rejected Two-Member Decisions

The newly reconstituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which oversees relationships between organized labor and business, this past Friday (Aug. 21, 2010) upheld the first four of hundreds of decisions rendered by the two-member NLRB that existed in the waning months of the Bush administration–decisions that were later invalidated by the Supreme Court. Earlier this […]

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Federal Contractors , Subcontractors Have New Union Rights Notification Obligation

Under Executive Order 13496 issued by President Obama early in his administration, federal contractors and subcontractors are obligated to inform their workforces of their right to join a union. After a lengthy internal government review and public commentary period, the final rule implementing that order has been issued, and as of June 21, 2010, affected […]

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Supreme Court Adds Chaos to NLRB Decision-Making

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) since January 2008, when it was left with just two of five full-board members, are non-binding. Due to gridlock between a Democratic-Party-controlled Congress and a Republican-Party-controlled executive branch under President Bush in his final two […]

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Becker to Be Renominated to NLRB, Sources Say

Though there’s been no official announcement, the New York Times is reporting that the White House will renominate Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Obama’s original nomination of Becker was sent back by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 24, 2009, for reconsideration. Becker met a hailstorm of criticism from Republicans and business […]

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Can the NLRB Force a Company to Reopen?

According to employer attorney George Lenard on his blawg, the answer is yes, no, and “it depends,” though he does say it’s not a very realistic outcome. The company in question is the now-infamous Republic Windows and Doors, late of Chicago but now reincarnated in a place called Red Oak, Iowa, and renamed Echo Windows. […]

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