Thursday, December 1, 2011

NLRB's Big Day - Boeing and Election Rules

Two controversial NLRB issues seemed to resolve themselves within about an hour yesterday.

First, Republican member Brian Hayes showed up for yesterday's election rules vote. This is important because the Board can't function without him as there would only be two remaining members (remember New Process Steel v. NLRB?). The NLRB voted 2-1 along party lines to move forward with proposed election rules (derisively called the "ambush election" rule by critics). You can read more about the meeting here (video coming soon), and the resolution is available here.

Second big NLRB news of the day is that the Boeing and its Machinists' Union have reportedly settled. You can read about the NLRB complaint against Boeing here.

Image: NLRB logo used in commentary on NLRB. Not Official Use.

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.