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NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance on Deferral to Grievance Arbitration and Settlements

Posted in Arbitration, Deferral

Following the decision of the National Labor Relations Board in Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., 361 NLRB No. 132 (December 14, 2014), the NLRB General Counsel has issued Memorandum GC 15-02 (February 10, 2015), which provides guidance to the NLRB regional offices and to the general public regarding the application of that decision in pending… Continue Reading

Is Deferral to Labor Arbitration Awards in Jeopardy?

Posted in Arbitration, Deferral, NLRA, NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a press release announcing its intention to revisit precedent created under a pair of Board decisions nearly 59 and 30 years old, respectively.  The precedent involves under what circumstances the NLRB will defer to decisions of labor arbitrators in cases where there are pending NLRB unfair labor practice charges… Continue Reading

NLRB GC To Regional Directors: Scrutinize Arbitration Decisions That May Implicate the NLRA

Posted in Arbitration, Deferral, General Counsel, NLRB

The Acting General Counsel of the NLRB, Lafe Solomon, continued to shake up the way matters are handled at the agency, by issuing new guidelines for the handling of pre- and post-arbitration cases.  The new policy guidelines will have an immediate impact on cases where the employent action (usually a discharge) has prompted both a grievance (alleging… Continue Reading