NLRB To Reconsider 'Contract Bar' Blocking Union Removals

Law360 (June 24, 2020, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board is reviewing its so-called contract bar doctrine, which shields unions from removal during the terms of their collective bargaining agreements, at the request of a worker seeking to cut ties with a United Food and Commercial Workers local.

A board panel announced the review Tuesday in an unpublished decision taking up UFCW Local 27's request that it review a decision letting a decertification election go through at a poultry processing plant in Delaware. The Mountaire Farms worker who petitioned to remove the union had asked that the board reconsider its policy in connection with the local's...

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