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National Labor Relations Board

Also called the NLRB. An agency of the U.S. federal government that monitors union elections and guards against unfair labor practices such as featherbedding or employer discrimination against union members. It also serves as an administrative court for labor disputes. The NLRB consists of five members, appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate to a five-year term. It was established by executive order in 1934.
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While the law does not protect an employee's public criticism of company products or services, breach of lawful policies or disruptive or vulgar comments, the NLRB has shown high tolerance for offensive behavior and profanity.
Paul Bigman, Kentucky River Threatens to Swamp Labor: An NLRB Ruling Could Eliminate Millions of Workers' Right to Unionize, dollaRs & sEnsE (Oct.
He asked me if I knew why I was there," Shrewsbury wrote in an affidavit to the NLRB.
But the NLRB isn't quite as secure with that estimate.
Although Brame has said he is no longer interested in the position, media reports have surfaced stating that Bush could still name Brame to the NLRB as a "recess appointment.
In a 5 to 4 decision, the high court ruled in favor of the employer and against the NLRB and the union.
In 1996, the appropriation bill passed by the House of Representatives prohibited the NLRB from spending funds to adopt a single facility rule.
Its teams recently were ordered disbanded by the NLRB, which was responding to a complaint filed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
The book contains a detailed discussion of the law governing distribution and solicitation by outside organizers and employees, with an analysis of the NLRB case, Jean Country (1988), and citations to support the discussion.
The injunction closely followed a ruling regarding the NLRB poster requirement issued by theU.
By a 3-2 vote, the NLRB in Browning-Ferns Industries of California, Inc.