NLRB Nixes Law Firm's Bid To Block Organizing By Paralegals

By Kevin Stawicki (March 26, 2021, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board backed a regional official's decision to order a representation election for paralegals at Curran Berger & Kludt, shutting down the immigration law firm's argument that letting the workers organize with the United Auto Workers would raise conflicts of interest with clients.

A three-member panel said Thursday that there's no basis to upend acting Regional Director Paul J. Murphy's decision to let paralegals and other workers at the Massachusetts-based law firm vote on whether they want to organize with UAW Local 2322.

While Curran Berger & Kludt argued that allowing its paralegals to organize with the UAW...

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