Over the past several years, there has been a great deal of hype over the increased focus of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on employees’ social media communications regarding terms and conditions of employment and employers’ social media policies that limit or restrict employees’ use of social media.
National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lefe E. Solomon has instructed NLRB lawyers to immediately initiate lawsuits in federal court seeking to invalidate constitutional amendments recently adopted in Arizona and South Dakota that require a secret ballot election whenever an election, designation, or authorization for employee representation is required or permitted by state or federal law.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued two memoranda to NLRB Regional Directors committing to "make the principle of employee free choice meaningful" during union organizing campaigns.
President Obama made several pro-labor appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in 2010, including the selection of Wilma Liebman to chair the agency, the recess appointment of controversial nominee Craig Becker, and the appointment of Mark Pearce.
Several months ago President Obama nominated three candidates to fill longstanding vacancies on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
The status of the controversial Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) continues to be the question of the day.