January 2013

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Legal woes

NLRB faces a number of legal challenges that must be resolved before initiatives can move forward

by Duane L. Musser
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With the 2012 elections behind us, an important question for you is: "What will a second Obama term bring in the way of new regulations governing federal labor policy?"

Facing litigation

The Obama administration likely will attempt to move forward with the aggressive regulatory agenda launched in 2011 that is designed to make it easier for workers to join unions. The administration embarked on this course after Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in the 2010 elections.

With Republicans continuing to hold a House majority in the new Congress, the administration's only option for moving its agenda forward is through the regulatory process. However, many of the administration's labor regulations initiated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during the past two years currently face legal challenges brought by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) of which NRCA...

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