NLRB Precedential Changes On The Horizon

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT) -- Over the past few years, private sector union membership rates have hit an all-time low. Since its primary objective is to oversee the interaction between unions and employers under federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Board has attempted to remain relevant in this climate, seeking “creative” ways to extend its reach to both unionized and nonunionized work forces by arguing novel theories of federal labor law. Consequently, both unionized and nonunionized employers are faced with a board that is changing years of precedent at a...
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