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Tag Archives: Member McFerran

The NLRB Puts an End to “Quickie” Election Procedures

Posted in Rulemaking, Union Organizing
On December 13, the NLRB announced significant changes to its election representation procedures.  The final rule will be published tomorrow, and become effective on April 16, 2020.  The net effect of the rule is to substantially alter the so-called “quickie” or “ambush” election rule adopted by the Obama NLRB in 2014.  The NLRB started this… Continue Reading

Are Management’s Actions “Covered”? NLRB Finally Adopts “Contract Coverage” Standard for Employer Unilateral Changes

Posted in Union Negotiations
Yesterday, in a stark reversal of its precedent, the NLRB discarded the “clear and unmistakable waiver” standard.  Its replacement?  An employer-friendly “contract coverage” standard to determine whether a unionized employer has improperly changed a policy or practice regarding a mandatory bargaining subject. In MV Transportation, Inc., 368 N.L.R.B. No. 66 (2019), the NLRB upheld an… Continue Reading

NLRB Publishes Proposed Joint Employer Rule

Posted in NLRB, Rulemaking
On Friday last week, the NLRB (in a 3-1 decision) carried through on its previous announcement and published a notice of proposed rulemaking that would address the hotly contested joint employer issue.  “Joint employer” refers to the question of whether one business can be considered the employer of another business’ employees.  Think of situations like subcontracting,… Continue Reading