NLRB Fumble.

Democratic appointees on the National Labor Relations Board have rammed through more than one controversial initiative during the Obama years.

In addition to threatening Boeing executives for having the gall to consider opening a plant in a right-to-work state, the board imposed new regulations forcing companies to display posters on-site informing workers of their right to organize.

Both those initiatives ended up in court; the former dispute was eventually settled, the latter is on hold pending further judicial review. And now another dubious NLRB measure has been hung up by a federal judge.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg tossed out new rules governing union elections that made it more difficult for management to counter organizing efforts.

Previously, union elections had to be held within 45 days after a formal request. The new regulations shrink that window to as little as 15 days, which business groups argue leaves companies vulnerable to “ambush” balloting.  Read the full article by the editorial staff for the Las Vegas Review Journal here.


Posted on May 18, 2012, in Labor Relations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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