NLRB's Solomon Considering More Regional Office Consolidations

In a press release issued July 2, 2012, NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering another proposal to reorganize Regional Offices. Previously, Solomon announced proposed consolidations involving St. Louis, Peoria, and Winston-Salem offices. Under the latest proposal...

NLRB Appeals Ruling Enjoining its New Regulations Meant to Speed Up Union Elections

On August 1, 2012, we reported that in Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. v. National Labor Relations Board , Civil No. 11-2262, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had enjoined on May 14, 2012, the NLRB's implementation of its new regulations relating to speeding up...

Federal Court Rejects NLRB Challenge to State "Secret Ballot" Law

On September 5, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that an Arizona state constitutional amendment addressing how employees choose a union was not on its face preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB had filed suit in federal court in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011, challenging...

President Obama Details Possible Cuts to Federal Spending under Budget Control Act of 2011

On September 14, 2012, the President's Office of Management and Budget released a report on what the estimated impact of sequestration pursuant to Sequestration Transparency Act, as mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, would be on January 2, 2013, should the Congress not agree upon a budget...

U.S. Senators File Brief Seeking to Invalidate the President's Recess Appointments to NLRB

On September 26, 2012, U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, announced that he and 41 other Senators had filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Noel Canning v. NLRB , Nos. 12-1115, 12-1153, challenging the constitutionality of the recess appointments...

NLRB Announces Case Statistics for Fiscal Yeal 2012

On October 16, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board announced that in the fiscal year just ended on September 30, 2012, it had issued 341 decisions in contested cases. Of that total, 277 were unfair labor practice cases and 64 were representation cases. It also stated that the median age of pending...