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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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Two NLRB members the two Democratic appointees now do not seem inclined to participate.
It is also possible for the NLRB to resolve the conflict-of-interest issues that led to abandonment of theHy-Branddecision, or to simply accept another case involving similar issues and release a new standard through an alternate channel.
THE NLRB'S CURRENT TEST FOR JURISDICTION AND ITS APPLICATION IN CHARTER-SCHOOL UNION CASES
As of this writing, there is no indication that the NLRB has shifted its approach based on the D.C.
Before the NLRB inserted itself into what appeared to be a well-settled legal dialogue, existing policy and Supreme Court precedent generally favored the enforcements of arbitration agreements containing class waivers.
The NLRB's action comes at a time when unions are at an all-time low in the U.S.
The current political makeup of the NLRB likely means continued expansion of its enforcement initiatives.
According to FairPoint, as described in the NLRB ruling, it had engaged in lawful bargaining designed to achieve its stated goals of cost savings and operational flexibility.
The NLRB general counsel's office ruled that the company violated the rights of employees openly seeking better pay and working conditions.
Many employers with nonunionized workforces, such as CPA firms, don't think these stories are relevant to them and pay little attention to decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Labor Relations Board have implemented a joint referral agreement to redirect to the NLRB OSHA complainants whose claims of discrimination under the OSH Act are time barred, but may form the basis of timely unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act.