Tuesday, January 25, 2011
NLRB faces off with 4 states over constitutional amendments
The National Labor Relations Board announced on January 14 that it believes constitutional amendments passed in four states violate/are preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. South Carolina, Utah, South Dakota and Arizona passed amendments to their respective state constitutions that govern how unions can achieve representation of workers. The NLRB sent notices to the states advising of its position concerning the conflict and warning that suits will be filed to prevent enforcement of the amendments.