NLRB Ruling May Bolster Unions' Collective Bargaining Arsenal

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 9:19 PM EST) -- A recent National Labor Relations Board decision requiring employers to respond promptly to union requests for information, even when the information sought may be irrelevant to the union's representation of workers, could give unions a new arrow in their quiver during collective bargaining, attorneys say.

The National Labor Relations Act requires that unionized employers provide unions with requested information that is relevant and necessary to the union’s performance of its duties as collective-bargaining representative. And in a 2-1 decision against trucking company IronTiger Logistics Inc. handed...
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