Happy New Year 2011: The NLRB Takes a Pro-Union Organization Role


As we have been anticipating, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has decidedly tilted its role in favor of promoting union organization. Although the NLRB customarily relies on litigated cases to make federal labor policy, the current Board is using its regulatory power in a newly expansive fashion. Employers thus will need to pay attention to the aggressive enforcement and rule-making activities of the NLRB in 2011. Some recent initiatives which are illustrative of the new role the NLRB is taking...

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