Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NLRB Chairman Releases Resolution for Today's Vote

Late yesterday, National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark G. Pearce released the content of the Resolution proposed for toady's vote.  The Board is scheduled to vote to approve certain portions of the rules it considered earlier this year to alter the Board's election process and expedite union representation elections.  These are the rules that would implement so-called "Quickie" or "Ambush" elections.  The text of the Resolution is available from the Board's website here.  The Board's news release is available here.

In light of the 2-1 Democratic majority on the Board (Chairman Pearce and Member Craig Becker), it is likely that the Board will approve the Resolution to modify election procedures -- as long as the lone Republican on the Board, Member Brian Hayes, remains on the Board.  There were rumblings at the end of last week and the beginning of this week that Member Hayes may resign to prevent the Board from having the quorum necessary to approve the Resolution.  As of yet, however, there is no word whether Member Hayes will resign.  But many will be paying close attention to his actions leading up to the meeting scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today.

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