On May 26, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden nominated Gwynne Wilcox to fill an open seat on the National Labor Relations Board. Wilcox is currently a senior partner at a labor-side labor and employment firm, and is assistant general counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199
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The White House announced today that President Biden will nominate attorney Gwynne Wilcox to the fifth and last vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Ms. Wilcox is a senior partner at labor & employment firm Levy Ratner […]
While union activity has been on the decline for years, President Joseph R. Biden vowed during his campaign to be “the most pro union president in history.” President Biden sent a clear message on his first day in office that this
The NLRB has the authority to order an employer to reopen a business it finds was closed for discriminatorily anti-union reasons. In RAV Truck & Trailer Repairs, Inc., 369 NLRB No. 36 (Mar. 3, 2020), the NLRB did just that. However, upon review, the D.C. Circuit held that it “cannot
President Joe Biden has nominated Gwynne Wilcox, a partner in a New York law firm specializing in employee rights, to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Three of the five members of the NLRB are traditionally members of the president’s party. At present, there are four members seated, three of
President Joe Biden was sworn into office on January 20, 2021. In just the first 100 days, the Biden Administration has begun its return to more labor-friendly policies, rules, and decisions, similar to those issued under the Obama Administration.
For example, on Day 1, immediately upon taking office, President Biden
An Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) findings that an employer engaged in bad faith bargaining and unlawfully withdrew recognition from the union has been overruled 2-1 by a panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). District Hospital Partners, L.P. d/b/a The George Washington University Hosp., 370 NLRB No. 118 (Apr.
In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board decided to retain its longstanding “contract-bar doctrine.” Under this doctrine, the NLRB cannot process any petition that is filed seeking to decertify a union during the first 3 years of a valid collective-bargaining agreement. The only exception to this rule is
Earlier this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report documenting the decrease in staffing that has occurred at the National Labor Relations Board over the past decade. Specifically, the report found that staff decreased 26 percent between fiscal year 2010 and 2019. Of note, these reductions occurred
When President Biden took the unprecedented step of firing National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb shortly after taking the oath of office on January 20, observers noted that it was a significant first step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to be “the strongest labor president you
In an interesting turn foreshadowing a coming change in its leadership, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has withdrawn the rule it proposed in September 2019 to exclude student workers at private colleges and universities from coverage under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The proposed rule would have excluded students whose
The Biden administration has made some early moves that strongly suggest it intends significant changes from the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that manufacturers should watch closely.
New National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr has wasted no time. In a February 1, 2021, Memorandum, Ohr announced rescission of 10 individual policy directives issued by Peter Robb. President Joe Biden terminated Robb as NLRB General Counsel shortly after his inauguration.
Following up on our earlier post about all the moves President Biden was making at the NLRB General Counsel’s office, we now know that our temporary NLRB GC is Peter Song Ohr. Ohr is known as a straight shooting,
On January 20th, 2021, President Joe Biden summarily removed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb from office.