Judge Voids NLRB Union Election Rule

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board's controversial rule aimed at streamlining union elections is invalid because it was enacted without the required three-member quorum, a federal judge in Washington ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg granted a Feb. 3 summary judgment bid from the the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workforce, which successfully argued that since Brian Hayes — then the Board's sole Republican — didn't take part in the Dec. 16 decision to adopt the final rule, the NLRB didn't...
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