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Split Supreme Court: NLRB Must Have At Least 3 Members For Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The National Labor Relations Board must maintain a membership of at least three members to exercise any authority delegated by the full board, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17 ( New Process Steel, L.P. v. National Labor Relations Board , No. 08-1457...

Labor Board Lawyer: Boeing Lawsuit Helps All Workers

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - (AP) The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that while an NLRB complaint against Boeing Co. may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is aimed at protecting the rights of workers everywhere...

Abbey Spanier LLP: California Court Chips Away At Employees' Right To Bring Class Actions

Recently we posted in NLRB Finds Class Action Litigation Protected Activity Under NLRA that employees' right to pursue litigation collectively in a class action had been upheld by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Unfortunately, although the D.R. Horton , Inc. decision was issued only a...

D.C. Circuit: Labor Board Lacked Quorum In February 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 25 declined to enforce a National Labor Relations Board ruling that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by refusing to reduce an oral agreement to writing and signing off on a collective...

U.S. Supreme Court: No Stay In Union Dispute Despite Questions Over NLRB Quorum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 6 denied an application for a stay filed by a Connecticut nursing home company in a suit over a union strike in light of questions over the legitimacy of 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ( HealthBridge Management...

High Court Agrees To Hear Appeal Of NLRB Quorum Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 agreed to decide whether President Obama's "recess" appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 should be upheld ( National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a Division of the Noel Corp...