As we reported earlier, the NLRB announced it was ready to vote on some proposed amendments to the rules concerning representation elections. There was no indication in the original announcement of about the substance of the changes. On November 29, 2011, NLRB Chairman Mark Pierce disclosed more information in the form of a Board Resolution. … Continue Reading
The NLRB announced today that it was going to hold a vote on its proposed regulations to upend the well established and longstanding representation case procedures. According to the NLRB’s announcement today, the vote is over “whether to adopt a small number of amendments” proposed earlier this year. This may well be the understatement of … Continue Reading
The scope of the blizzard is becoming more defined as the NLRB rolls out decisions it reached in the waning days of Chairman Liebman’s term. As previously reported on this blog, the NLRB was considering reversing Dana Corp, 351 NLRB 434 (2007) where it held that employees who become represented by a union pursuant to … Continue Reading
As previously discussed, the impending departure of Chairman Liebman, as well as the coming of the end of the NLRB’s fiscal year, made it highly likely we would see some significant decisions issued by the agency. Chairman Liebman departed after fourteen years on Saturday, but not before having one last word about her critics. The New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse captured perfectly a … Continue Reading
The NLRB’s initiative to upend the well-established, and by its own declarations “outstanding”, representation election procedures took one step closer to reality yesterday when the initial period for filing comments on the proposed rules closed. As I noted previously in this blog, the “quickie” or “ambush” elections contemplated by the NLRB’s proposed rules represent an attempt to introduce sweeping change when … Continue Reading
The mid-point of Summer has passed. Although the NLRB has not issued a major decision in several weeks, the agency has not been slacking off this Summer. In a typical year, August and September are the busiest months for the NLRB, because the federal government’s fiscal year ends September 30. During the final weeks of the … Continue Reading
What a difference a few months can make. Last December, in Specialty Healtcare and Rehabilitation of Mobile the NLRB invited interested parties to file briefs to consider a number of questions about whether it should consider adopting a new “one size fits all” rule for bargaining units in nursing homes (called “nonacute care” facilities). The case … Continue Reading
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