Supreme Court ruling could reopen hundreds of NLRB decisions

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, more than 500 National Labor Relations Board cases are likely to be reopened.

The court ruled in New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board that the Board had been operating illegally with just two members, Democrat Wilma Liebman and Republican Peter Schaumber,  since December 2007. While we’ve certainly been in favor of filling out the NLRB to its full membership so it can truly get back to work for workers, today’s ruling only adds insult to injury for thousands of workers across America by needlessly delaying finality for workers who already thought they had it

Kimberly Freeman Brown, Executive Director of American Rights at Work, had this to say on how to move forward:

Notwithstanding today’s developments, the NLRB must still address serious issues faced by workers in this economy by enacting tougher remedies on lawbreaking employers, demanding swift justice for illegally fired workers, and protecting workers’ rights to a first contract to the fullest extent of the law.

You can read her statement here.

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3 Responses to “Supreme Court ruling could reopen hundreds of NLRB decisions”

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  2. Bored Agent says:

    Speaking individually only, it is still safe to say that decisions will, if at all, be revisited by a Board with a current majority and soon to consist entirely of three pro-Act Democrat appointees. Not to worry.

    America At Work is one of the few organizations to care about whether the Board is doing its job. The Board is not simply a victim. It can do more to fulfill its statutory purpose. Make them do it.

  3. What about cases like the Conn Selmer Strike in Elkhart, Indiana? The strike was decertified by the two member board and we weclome a chance to continue our strike. How long will we have to wait?

    Hear the workers views on the strike.

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

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