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.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial rules that speed up union election cases passed a big hurdle in court as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas rejected a challenge filed by a collection of Texas business groups.
As we previously reported, on April 15, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board implemented new union election rules (Election Rules) that made sweeping changes to the Board’s proceedings for processing election petitions, holding hearings, and conducting secret-ballot elections.
The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas has just denied one of the employer community’s challenges to the NLRB’s ambush election rules.