Representation Elections

The National Labor Relations Board yesterday began public hearings on proposed changes to its rules  governing representation elections.  The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2014. See Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Representation-Case Procedures.

The deadline for initial public comments on the rules ended on April 7; reply comments are

The National Labor Relations Board, the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workforce have stipulated to voluntarily dismiss the NLRB’s appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit of a district court ruling invalidating the NLRB’s “quickie election rule.”  This paves the way for

The National Labor Relations Board is temporarily closed due to a lapse in appropriated funds. Accordingly, the NLRB issued an order on October 1, 2013 postponing all elections and pre- and post-election hearings that have been scheduled between October 1, 2013 and October 11, 2013.  In the event of a continued closure, the order advised

In advance of the expected government shutdown at midnight tonight, the National Labor Relations Board has issued its “Contingency Plan for Shutdown in The Absence of Appropriations.”  According to the Plan, only NLRB business previously scheduled for the day of shutdown and which would cause serious disruption to the public if cancelled without notice