Abstention Shouldn't Doom Union Election Rules, NLRB Says

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday that a former board member had intentionally abstained from voting on a rule to streamline union elections, and that a district court had therefore incorrectly voided the rule for lack of a quorum during the vote.

The board is appealing U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's May 14 decision granting summary judgment to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. The groups had successfully argued that since Brian Hayes — then...
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