NLRB Member Terence Flynn Tenders His Resignation

The National Labor Relations Board announced on May 27, 2012, that Board Member Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, had submitted his resignation the day before to President Obama and to NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce. Flynn's resignation came after allegations surfaced that he had provided confidential information...

House Education & Workforce Subcommittee to Hold Hearings on NLRB

On July 24, 2012, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, of the House Education & Workforce Committee announced that on July 25 starting at 10 a.m. it would hold a hearing concerning possible amendments to the National Labor Relations Act ("Act"). The hearing is to...

NLRB Finds Requesting an Employee Not to Talk to Other Employees During an Investigation to be a Violation

In Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center , 358 NLRB No. 93 (2012), decided July 30, 2012, the NLRB in a 2-1 decision (Members Griffin and Block in the majority, and Member Hayes dissenting), held that an employer representative who was conducting a workplace investigation violated...

NLRB Acting General Counsel Announces Further Proposed Restructuring of Field Offices

On October 9, 2012, the NLRB's Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, announced a further restructuring of the NLRB's field offices. Earlier, he announced changes affecting the St. Louis and Winston-Salem offices which were consolidated into the Kansas City Region and Atlanta Regions respectively...