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NLRB Split Along Party Lines on Proposed rule

December 1, 2011 Written by: Written by Kevin Frankovich, CGR Associates

The National Labor Relations Board met yesterday to vote on a proposed rule that would shorten the amount of time between employees filing to start a union and the day the vote is cast. The NLRB, which currently has only three members, was split 2 – 1 along party lines, with the lone Republican voting against the proposed rule. The NLRB is required to have three members to constitute a quorum.  Republican member Craig Hayes has considered resigning, which would leave the Board without the quorum needed to make new rules. In addition, Democratic member Craig Becker’s recess appointment to the Board is set to expire in December.

You can read the LA Times coverage of the NLRB and yesterday’s vote here.