NLRB prepares to take the ‘ambush’ out of union election rule

Sources: National Labor Relations Board; CP staff

A detailed Federal Register notice outlines modifications to the National Labor Relations Board’s Representation–Case Procedures rule, which saw 25 amendments in 2014-2015 as a part of a significant policy shift under President Barack Obama. Changes effective April 2020 sunset certain provisions enabling what opponents dubbed “ambush elections” by narrowing the window between a union petition for bargaining unit representation and rank & file voting from a 38- to 28-day average.

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Supreme Court sides with hardscape dealer Haluch Gravel in Operating Engineers pension case

Sources: U.S. Supreme Court; Oyez Archive/Kent College of Law, Chicago; CP staff

The Supreme Court has reversed a U.S. Court of Appeals decision for plaintiffs (Funds), led by the Central Pension Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which had pursued additional contributions and reimbursement of litigation expenses from Ray Haluch Gravel Co.

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Labor Board cuts losses on union-friendly poster rule

Sources: National Right to Work Foundation, Springfield, Va.; CP staff

A deadline has passed for the National Labor Relations Board to file petitions at the U.S. Supreme Court to review two federal appellate court decisions striking down a proposed rule requiring private-workplace display of an 11- x 17-in. poster detailing employees’ union-organizing rights.

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Appellate Court blocks mandate for union-organizing poster

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) applauded a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit injunction amid proceedings challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule for private sector employers to post by April 30 “Notification of Employee Rights,” an 11- x 17-in. notice on National Labor Relations Act union-organizing and collective bargaining provisions.

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Court blocks NLRB rule on April 30 posting of union-organizing tips

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ABC applauds a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit injunction amid proceedings challenging the NLRB’s rule for private sector employers to post by month’s end “Notification of Employee Rights,” an 11- x 17-in. notice on National Labor Relations Act union-organizing and collective bargaining provisions.

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Employers face November deadline to display union organizing rights poster

Source: National Labor Relations Board

Private-sector employers must notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by November 14, a deadline marking 75 days after the NLRB published a related rule in the Federal Register.

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Veteran labor attorney probes pro-union NLRB, Labor Dept. maneuvers in free webinar

Source: LeClairRyan, Richmond, Va.

In an August 4 webinar, “NLRB and DOL Step on the Gas: Implications for Employers,” LeClairRyan Partner Mark Goodwin will discuss recent National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor actions in support of organized labor,

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Union rights workplace poster mandate carries NLRB label

An NLRB-proposed rule would require private employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, which defines union organizing, representation, and collective bargaining activities.

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