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NLRB rescinds call for public input regarding bargaining policy

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rescinded its call Dec. 14, 2018, for public input regarding what unions must do to establish they have a full bargaining relationship with a construction company based on a pre-hire agreement, according to Bloomberg Law.

As a result, key precedents affecting businesses and unions remain in place. A construction company can withdraw from a pre-hire relationship when a labor contract expires, but a union with bargaining rights under federal labor laws cannot be ousted unless it loses the support of a majority of the covered workers. NLRB could revisit the issue if it gets a similar case.

NLRB says the issue is moot after the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers said in October 2018 it no longer wants to use its limited resources litigating the case it brought against Loshaw Thermal Technology in 2015.