Evidence continues to mount as to how much more quickly representation elections are being held since the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) Amended Representation Election Rules that took effect on April 14, 2015.
There’s an old saying that “once is chance, twice is coincidence, and the third time is a pattern.” Now that Vice is starting negotiations with the Writers Guild to represent Vice editorial’s newly formed union, it’s safe to say that there’s a pattern forming.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: WOTUS Litigation IV; Cross-State / Transport Rule Remanded; Labor Elections Upheld Again
Litigation dominated regulatory affairs last week. Procedural posturing continued in the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) litigation while gaining some clarity and the Clean Air Act (CAA) “good neighbor” regulations returned to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further refinement. Litigants asked the courts to partially vacate and remand efficiency standards for walk-in refrigerators, putting aside controversial issues for now.
The National Labor Relations Board has won a second legal victory in connection with its “quickie” election rule.
In April 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a rule that effectively speeds up the time in which union representation elections occur.
Another federal court, this one in Washington, D.C., has come down on the side of the NLRB’s new election rule.
Those of you following the controversial recent revisions to the National Labor Relations Board’s union election rules know that those rules went into effect in April of this year, over a Congressional disapproval resolution.
A federal judge in Texas recently rejected a challenge to the NLRB’s “quickie” election rules that went into effect on April 14, 2015.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: a Good Week for EPA; NLRB Case Representation Challenges; & More H-2B Litigation
This week, litigation updates: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week cleared out a myriad of challenges to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and decisions based on regulations – all in favor of the EPA. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) also succeeded in defending their second union representation election rule.
In a move that surprised absolutely nobody, business coalitions challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “quickie election” rules announced that they will appeal this week’s ruling out of Texas finding that the groups failed to prove that the rule violated both the Administrative Procedure Act and the National Labor Relations Act.