Obama’s Pro-Union Impact on NLRB Won’t Retire Quickly

Law360

Adam C. Abrahms, a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Christina C. Rentz, an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, authored an article in Law360, titled “Obama's Pro-Union Impact on NLRB Won’t Retire Quickly.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

In the last five years, the National Labor Relations Board has greatly extended its reach into employer operations with controversial decisions that have departed from longstanding precedent and practice and have allowed unions advantages in union organizing and, possibly more important, expanded the agency’s own jurisdiction and relevance. For employers left reeling to respond, the list of these intrusive actions seemed ever-expanding and included not only dramatically expediting the election process but also giving unions the ability to strategically craft micro-bargaining units which are easier to organize, a dramatically relaxed joint employer standard, and expansion of the board’s jurisdiction over tribal lands and graduate students.