Labor Frowns On NLRB Ruling In Dana/Metaldyne

Law360, New York (October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On Sept. 29, 2007, a sharply divided National Labor Relations Board issued its long-awaited decision in Dana Corporation/Metaldyne Corporation, 351 NLRB No. 28 (9/29/07), which many had thought—or hoped— might be used by the Board as a basis for curtailing the proliferation of neutrality agreements and card-checks as a substitute for secret-ballot elections supervised by the NLRB.

Over the last five years, the number of elections conducted by the NLRB has declined by nearly 40%, largely due to organized labor’s success in demanding employer neutrality on...
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