The NLRB has been in a period of dormancy. When the make-up of the Board changed, a lot of people expected an onslaught of NLRB decisions reversing the reversals of precedent made by the agency in the last 8 years. Except for a couple of brief periods, most notably in December when then-Chairman Miscimarra departed, … Continue Reading
By a vote of 50 to 48 the U.S. Senate confirmed Republican John Ring as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a full five member complement. Member Ring, whose term expires December 16, 2022, takes the seat previously held by Chairman Miscimarra. The addition of Member Ring means, of course, that the … Continue Reading
The fallout from Noel Canning has been felt far and wide. The DC Circuit Court’s January 25, 2013 decision certainly put all NLRB decisions made since January 4, 2012 (the date Members Block and Griffin received their recess appointments) in jeopardy. All cases on appeal to the DC Circuit involving panels which included Block and Griffin have … Continue Reading
As we noted last month, the federal court of appeals in DC heard the first case on the constitutionality of the recess appointments to the NLRB. Today, a three judge panel ruled unanimously that the appointments of Members Griffin, Block and Flynn were unconstitutional, meaning this court decided the NLRB has lacked a quorum since at … Continue Reading
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