Obama Vetoes a CRA Challenge to the new NLRB Election Procedure Rules
Good news coming out of Washington - the President has thwarted an attempt to torpedo some commonsense and long overdue changes to NLRB rules. The President's statement can be read by clicking here. The rules in question amend the NLRB's election procedures, where employees vote to decide whether or who they wish to speak on their behalf at work. The rules appear very likely to go into effect as scheduled on April 15th (barring a problem in litigation) and I am very excited about it.
You see, in my time working at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), I spent the better part of four years working on these rules. The rule is difficult to summarize - I'll write a post for April 15th going into more detail - so for now I'll just refer you to some of the publically available material I've worked on in the following links, in approximately reverse chronological order. My favorites are in bold.
- 2014 Response to Dissent to Election Procedure Rule
- 2014 Election Procedure Rule
- Reply Brief of the National Labor Relations Board (D.C. Cir.)
- Brief of the National Labor Relations Board (D.C. Cir.)
- Reply Supporting Defendant's Rule 59(e) Motion
- Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment
- Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment
- Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment
- Response to Dissent in 2012
- The partial rule originally issued in 2011
- A paper I co-wrote about NLRB elections before working at the Board:
Fetishizing the Electoral Process.
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