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NLRA Construction Clause Favors Co. In Union Row: DC Circ.

Law360 (June 8, 2018, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday reversed a National Labor Relations Board decision barring a Colorado sprinkler installer from withdrawing recognition of a workers’ union, saying the business could ignore their expired bargaining agreement under a National Labor Relations Act provision covering the construction industry.

The appellate panel said a section of the NLRA letting construction companies in some cases disregard expired contracts applied to Colorado Fire Sprinkler Inc. because the Road Sprinkler Fitters Union hadn’t shown the covered workers actually wanted union representation.

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Case Information

Case Title

Colorado Fire Sprinkler, Inc. v. NLRB

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

August 2, 2016

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