NLRB Should Scrap Its 'Contract Bar,' Poultry Worker Says

Law360 (August 24, 2020, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Union members displeased with their representation should have the right to decertify their unions during the term of a collective bargaining agreement, a poultry plant worker told the National Labor Relations Board.

Delaware worker Oscar Cruz Sosa said Friday the NLRB's so-called contract bar doctrine, which stops workers from holding elections up to three years after a contract is signed, was never intended to be a function of the National Labor Relations Act and should be either nixed or amended.

"Over many decades the contract bar has trapped countless employees in an unwanted exclusive bargaining relationship and made the union the...

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