On January 26, 2012, Sam Hananel of the Associated
Press reported that Mark Pearce, Chairman of the National Labor Relations
Board, plans to push for the issuance of more rules making it easier for
unions to organize employers under the National Labor Relations Act. The
Board in December, 2011, had...
April 20, 2012, Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the
ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,
announced that it was expected that the full Senate on April 23 and 24 will
debate S.J. Res 36, which seeks to invalidate the NLRB's regulation that...
Another day, another NLRB development. April 30, 2012 was
supposed to be a big day for the NLRB. Both the poster
rule and the new election rules were to take effect . After some litigation
woes, the NLRB
put the poster rule on ice . Now, the election rule may be in trouble.
In May 2012 a federal district
court held the new NLRB election rule to be invalid because the Board lacked a
quorum when it purported to adopt it. Although the Board has temporarily
suspended the implementation of the rule, which had gone into effect on April
30, 2012, the future implications of...