NLRB Chairman Outlines Intention to Push for More Election Changes

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...

Senate to Debate Resolution That Would Block NLRB’s New Election Rules Meant to Speed Up the Union Election Process

On 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...

NLRB Election Rule Held Invalid

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 Chamber of Commerce...

Easy Come, Easy Go: Court Invalidates New NLRB Election Rule

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...